I started playing with typekit.com last night… Finally! To be able to use fonts other than the same 5 everyone else uses…. A designer’s dream come true! The best part is that you can try it out for free. Keep in mind that I’m not a programmer, so there are prolly a couple of ways to do it.

Basically, you can try it out on your website or your blog (like this wordpress blog), and  Typekit gives you the option to “replace” the fonts used on your site with other fonts that “hopefully” fits better the style, look and feel that  you want it to have. All you have to do is launch the typekit editor, pick your font(s), assign them to different text on your site (you do this by highlighting text on your site and then viewing the source code to find the right “selector” to use), then hit “Publish” It may take some time depending on your location to apply the changes to your site/blog.

The variety of fonts (even for the free part) is amazing! The last time I checked, about 96 different fonts, many with multiple widths and styles. You can even use fonts designed by notably awesome type designers like Ray Larabie and Chank DieselSWEET!

Any cons? – I got antsy waiting to see the fonts I picked applied to the blog, but then again, that’s probably because I’m in VT and not in a major metropolitan demographic. 😛

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