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This article was published on May 4, 2011


    Web font services overview makes choosing a provider easy

    Web font services overview makes choosing a provider easy
    Joel Falconer
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    Joel Falconer

    Joel Falconer is the Features Editor at TNW. He lives on the Gold Coast, Australia with his wife and three kids and can sometimes be found g Joel Falconer is the Features Editor at TNW. He lives on the Gold Coast, Australia with his wife and three kids and can sometimes be found gaming or consulting. Follow Joel on Twitter.

    With so many web font providers available, choosing a service can be a difficult task. Sylvia Egger has made that job a bit easier with this comprehensive overview of all the major players and their offerings.

    It would be good to have some sort of pricing comparison. Fonts.com looks like a real winner in this overview, and it’s a pretty great service — but when you compare the pricing model to runner-up Typekit, it’s clear that you don’t get the same bang for buck despite Fonts.com having more fonts and better features.

    On the other hand, you might have certain needs — for instance, the ability to use the fonts available in Photoshop mockups — that are worth the extra spend. This chart is handy for finding the best match based on features alone, and then leaves the pricing research to you.