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Typekit vs. Google Fonts

I think it’s been over five years since I blogged my last battle, ColdFusion vs. PHP.  Hopefully this post will be met with much less criticism.

It’s hard to be a developer and not be unaware of Typekit or Google Web Fonts.  Both services provide excellent alternatives to the standard fonts available and both services are now supported across all current browsers.  For those of us who attempted to build our own fonts for using @font-face on our own projects, these services are a dream come true as the process what tedious, cumbersome and didn’t always process the desired result.

First, lets do a quick comparison:

Typekit Google Web Fonts
Fonts 700+ 500+
Implementation JS JS, link, @import
Selection Quality Excellent OK
Finding Fonts Excellent Good
Cost Varies* FREE

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