6 Very Popular Web Font Services

Following are the list of popular web font services, all of these services are unique, they each provide a tool for web designers and developers to legally display professional fonts on their website.

Fontdeck

Fontdeck was conceived by Jon Tan and Richard Rutter in 2009. Fontdeck is standards compliant, accessible and uses a pure CSS @font-face solution. No JavaScript required. Fontdeck pricing is straight forward and remarkably good value.  Prices start at $2.50. Average price is around $7.50  You can try any number of fonts for free on your local machine, development environment or staging server. Fontdeck works on all modern browsers including Internet Explorer 5, Firefox 3.5, Safari 3, Chrome, Opera 10 and also on the iPhone and iPad. Font Selection 600.

Fontspring

Unlike a hosted service, Fontspring provides downloadable font files and sample code to host web fonts on your own . Fontspring delivers TrueType, WOFF, EOT and SVG fonts for use on the web. When combined in a @font-face declaration. If you purchase a @font-face license, you will receive a special web-ready package that has all the formats and code you need to target all major browsers. Free or up to several hundred dollars depending on the font family. Fontspring works on all modern browsers including Internet Explorer 9, Firefox 3.5, Safari 3.1, Chrome, and Opera 10 . Font Selection 1,937 families.

Font Live

FontsLive offers hundreds of premium quality web fonts from leading type designers and foundries. Now with FontsLive, typographic creativity on the web is close to limitless. FontsLive uses CSS @font-face and real fonts to format your pages with fonts that are readable, re-sizeable, accessible, search engine friendly and compliant with W3C standards. The FontsLive library is made up of hundreds of decorative headline, script, and text styles, giving users the ability to customize their websites with a unique and memorable typeface. Free 30-day trial on all fonts. Fonts start at $10 per year per site. Font Selection 499 families.

Typekit

Typekit is produced by Small Batch Inc. Typekit is the easiest way to use real fonts on the web. It’s a subscription-based service for linking to high-quality Open Type fonts. Typekit is a scaled service, with well over 80 million unique users each month. Free trial account includes the use of 2 fonts on 1 website. Paid plans start at $24.99 per year . The more popular plans allow unlimited font usage on unlimited domains. Font Selection 4000 families.

Webtype
Webtype is a collaboration of leaders in type and technology formed to offer designers and developers the best quality professional fonts for their websites. Webtype was built from the ground up to provide the quality, consistency, flexibility, and reliability that designers and webmasters require for their work. Free 30-day trial on all fonts. Fonts start at $10 per year per site. Webtype works on all modern browsers including Internet Explorer6-7, Firefox3.5, Safari4.5, Chrome4-7, and Opera10. Font Selection 365 families.

Google Font Directory

The Google Font Directory lets you browse all the fonts available via the Google Font API. All fonts in the directory are available for use on your website under an open source license and are served by Google servers. The Google Font API helps you add web fonts to any web page.