I had heard about Adobe Edge a while ago, but many of the fonts I found there were the same as Google Fonts, my “go to” place to find fonts. However, I’m not always happy with how Google Fonts renders. The letters aren’t always as smooth as I would like them to be on the web. I’m always looking for other options. Today I was looking into Adobe Typekit and realized that they had a free trial version, so if you only need fonts for one website, this could be a good option for you.
Unknowingly, I have an Adobe account to use Photoshop and the Portfolio plan is included with that account, so I have the option for unlimited website use.
Using Typekit with WordPress is super easy. Just follow the excellent tutorial they provide here:
http://help.typekit.com. Basically, just set up the fonts you want to use into a “kit” on Typekit and then add the script they give you into your header.php file right before the closing tag. Be sure to choose your selectors when setting up your kit. I found the ones I needed with Firebug.
Typekit really opens up your options of beautiful fonts to use, but if you’re unsure about combining fonts on your site, go over to www.typegenius.com. TypeGenius makes finding a great font easy, and matching it up with another great font even easier. I chose Brandon Grotesque and TypeGenius suggested a font and showed me a site where it was used for inspiration. Very nice! Please give Typekit a try and let me know your thoughts.
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