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Fonts for Delivery as Web Graphics

When designing headline type or special type elements such as navigation buttons or small amounts of body copy, it's acceptable to use graphic formats (GIF or JPEG) to publish images of type. Therefore, it's possible to use any font you want, because your end users don't have to own or install the typeface to view the content on their computers.

Therefore, in relation to producing headline text, it's possible to obtain for free or purchase as many fonts as you desire. This section will share some good resources for finding fonts on the Web—both for free and for a fee.

Great Resources for Online Fonts

There are tens of thousands of PostScript and TrueType fonts available to personal computer users. It's a great benefit to be able to view and order fonts online—especially during those late nights when you're designing something that's due the next day and you need a specific font you don't yet own. If you're looking for new fonts, check out the following URLs. Some of these font developers distribute their wares for free, and some do not. Regardless, all of these sites are worth visiting.

Fontastic
http://rover.wiesbaden.netsurf.de/~kikita

Nekkton
http://www.donbarnett.com

Fonthead Designs
http://www.fonthead.com

Emigre Fonts
http://www.emigre.com

Letraset
http://www.letraset.com

ITC
http://www.itcfonts.com

Chank Diesel
http://www.chank.com

Just van Rossum and Erik van Blokland
http://www.letterror.com

House Industries
http://www.houseind.com

Handwriting Fonts
http://www.execpc.com/~adw

Daniel Will-Harris' Personal Favorites
http://www.will-harris.com/faces98

Adobe's Type Browser
http://www.adobe.com/type

Figure 2.65Figure 2.65 There are thousands of fonts available on the Web. Here are just a few: http://www.chank.com, http://rover.wiesbaden.netsurf.de/~kikita/, http://www.letterror.com, http://www.will-harris.com, http://www.emigre.com, and http://www.letraset.com.

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