Extensis Announces WebINK Webcast Series: Web Safe Fonts Are Dead, and What You Can Do About It - Extensis.com

Extensis Announces WebINK Webcast Series: Web Safe Fonts Are Dead, and What You Can Do About It

Portland, Ore.—April 16, 2013— Extensis announced today it will run a free, three-part WebINK webcast series titled “Web Safe Fonts Are Dead, and What You Can Do About It.”

With the influx of web browsing devices using varying operating systems, selecting fonts for web sites has become a challenge as there are no longer any common fonts installed across all devices. This has effectively killed “web safe fonts.”

Global font guru and senior product manager at Extensis, Thomas Phinney, will share how this is solved with web fonts and best practices for implementing them. Attendees will learn how to select, implement and refine web fonts on their sites.

Details on each topic in the series are included below. To register, click here.


Web Safe Fonts Are Dead – Part 1: Web Typography Reincarnated

Tuesday, April 23, 11:00 a.m. Pacific / 2:00 p.m. Eastern

In Part 1, Phinney introduces web fonts, covers font selection and combination, and also includes:  

  • How and why mobile devices and iOS have killed off web safe fonts
  • Best practices for picking and combining individual typefaces
  • On-screen text rendering differences
  • Creative inspiration for designing with web fonts in Adobe® Photoshop®


Web Safe Fonts Are Dead – Part 2: Setting Type for Web Sites

Tuesday, May 7, 11:00 a.m. Pacific / 2:00 p.m. Eastern

In Part 2, Phinney takes on “Setting Type for Web Sites” and includes:

  • How and why to control hyphenation, kerning and ligatures
  • Legibility and readability, line spacing, , contrast, and more
  • Creative inspiration


Web Safe Fonts Are Dead- Part 3: OpenType, The New Frontier

Tuesday, May 21, 11:00 a.m. Pacific / 2:00 p.m. Eastern

In Part 3, Phinney takes on the bleeding edge of OpenType features on the web, including:

  • Workhorse OpenType features—what they are, and how and when to use them
  • How OpenType allows you to have script and calligraphic fonts that look more real than ever before
  • The bizarre world of cutting-edge OpenType fonts that draw pie charts, translate or censor text, or even predict the future!
  • Detailed references and creative inspiration

About Extensis’ Web Font Solution: WebINK

WebINK is the standards-compliant solution for bringing live fonts into any web site without font licensing or file format hassles. Simply by integrating a small piece of code into a site’s CSS code, WebINK delivers custom fonts to any browser instantly. Stocked exclusively with professional-quality typefaces, WebINK unleashes creative freedom to Web designers and Web developers–enabling them to push the limits of web design while maintaining brand standards and search engine optimization (SEO) best practices. www.webink.com

About Extensis

Extensis® is a leading developer of software and services for creative professionals and workgroups. Their solutions streamline workflows, securely manage digital assets and fonts, and control corporate typographic branding. Used by hundreds of Fortune 5000 companies, Extensis’ award-winning server, desktop, and web service products include: Portfolio Server® for digital asset management, Universal Type Server® for server-based font management, Suitcase Fusion™ for single-user font management, and the WebINK® web font rental service. Founded in 1993, Extensis is based in Portland, Oregon, and the United Kingdom. For additional information, visit cde.extensis.com

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Jim Kidwell
Product Marketing Manager for Font Solutions

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