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FontHaus: A Jack Of All Trades (And A Master Of Every One)

FontHaus is quite literally an American original, being the first independent retailer of fonts in the United States. Mark Solsburg founded FontHaus in 1989 and the company has been making a name for itself since 1990. FontHaus was among the first online suppliers of fonts for designers around the world, and it remains one of… Read More

What is a WebFont

In the early days of the web, browsers were limited to a certain set of fonts. Even today, the list is short: Arial, Book Antique, Comic Sans, Courier New, Geneva, Georgia, Helvetica, Impact, Lucida Grande, Lucida Sans Unicode, Palatino Linotype, Tahoma, Times New Roman, Times, Trebuchet and Verdana. Fortunately, the advent of WebFonts and their… Read More

FontPath v2: The Best Way To Find Fonts Just Got Better

Last fall, YouWorkForThem introduced FontPath, our new technology to help you discover and sort fonts. It’s 100% code-based, real time font testing, instantly showing you the actual font data–no images anywhere–so it’s incredibly responsive, and we’ve been getting a lot of great feedback from designers who are hailing it as their all-time favorite way to… Read More

WebFonts: Bringing Variety and Style to the Written Web

In the early days of web design, there was a heavy reliance on “web safe fonts.” Web safe fonts are groups of typefaces that will display in a similar manner for just about every computer user. Sans-serif fonts such as Arial or Verdana, and serif fonts like Georgia or Times New Roman were the typical… Read More

YouWorkForThem WebFonts: Pay Once, Play Forever.

At YouWorkForThem, we think the dominant subscription-based model of WebFonts is nothing short of highway robbery. The Fontopoly charges a monthly fee for the use of the WebFonts they resell–all while refusing to give their customers access to the font files themselves! Instead, they host the files on their own servers, which you must reference in your… Read More

How to use WebFonts to Increase the Visual Appeal of Your Website

Unlike desktop fonts, which are designed for use in documents and in graphic design, WebFonts are their own unique animal, specially tuned to be recognized and displayed by a web browser. Those who have tried to adapt desktop fonts for website use know that it’s really only possible to get clear, precise behavior by converting… Read More

Introducing The Daily Deal!

Starting today, we’re introducing an all-new way to save some money on fonts and stock art, that we’re calling The Daily Deal. Starting this very minute, we’ll randomly select a new font or stock art design EVERY DAY, and discount it at 25% off (or more) for 24 hours. That’s right, each and every day,… Read More

WebFonts V17 - Important Update

Today we just deployed the next update to our WebFonts, version 17. This is an important update if you are using v16 (1.6) of our WebFonts that was deployed last month. We strongly suggest all users of 1.6 to download and replace your files with the latest v17 files now posted. This fixes a bug… Read More

Download WOFF2 WebFonts at YouWorkForThem

YWFT WebFonts 1.6 is now available for all 30,000+ WebFonts on our site. This update includes full support for WOFF 2.0, which provides improved compression/lower use of network bandwidth, while still allowing fast decompression even on mobile devices. In most cases, the overall WebFont file size is decreased by over 50%! Chrome 36 and Opera 26… Read More

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