Typecast Brings Precise Typographic Control to Website Design
The Typecast application launches commercially after a year and a half in private and public beta programs, bringing the design community a tool that helps to save time and create better quality Web typography.
"Good typography is transforming the Web, and the engine behind that is
Web fonts," said
"The Typecast application simply takes the pain out of working with Web
Web designers are able to combine, compare and style Web fonts quickly without performing screen captures in third-party applications or through hand coding. Users can visually style text directly within the browser, which offers more scope for creative experimentation, better typographic control and a simplified workflow. As designers work, Typecast software generates production-ready HTML and CSS code behind the scenes. When designers are ready to start building their sites, they can export that HTML and CSS, plus generate embedded code that will serve their project's typefaces to their site.
Designers can set styles such as font size, line spacing and coloring, and also apply OpenType® features such as ligatures, small caps, fractions, lining and old style figures, and swash characters. Designers are able to try fonts on real, full-length project content, not just short snippets. Using side-by-side comparison and testing, designers can see at a glance what's working and what's not. Styles can be adjusted across entire projects with just a few clicks.
The Typecast application is available at four subscription levels, each
with monthly, yearly and tri-yearly billing options. Prices start at
The Typecast application allows designers to experiment with fonts from Typekit®, Fontdeck®, Webtype® and Google® Web Fonts as well as Monotype's Fonts.com Web Fonts, which features thousands of typefaces, including timeless classics such as the Trade Gothic®, Avenir® and ITC Avant Garde Gothic® families, as well as cutting-edge designs and hand-tuned fonts.
Further information about the Typecast application, including a video that details the product, is available at http://typecast.com, where visitors can also view customer videos from Happy Cog, one of the world's most respected design agencies, and international publishing company Condé Nast, which used Typecast to redesign vogue.co.uk.
A public beta program for Typecast began one week prior to Monotype's
Monotype is a leading global provider of typefaces, technology and
expertise that enable the best user experience and ensure brand
integrity. Based in
Monotype, Helvetica, Frutiger, Avenir and Trade Gothic are trademarks of
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