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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.



Fonthead Designs

Emigre Fonts



Chank Diesel

Just van Rossum and Erik van Blokland

House Industries

Handwriting Fonts

Daniel Will-Harris' Personal Favorites

Adobe's Type Browser

Figure 2.65Figure 2.65 There are thousands of fonts available on the Web. Here are just a few:,,,,, and

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