• # July 1, 2013 at 1:20 pm

    Hoefler & Frere-Jones webfonts are here!

    some may not see the new site

    # July 1, 2013 at 4:12 pm

    Very cool. I actually just canceled my Typekit account as I wasn’t really utilizing it. Might check this out once I get some spare time to actually get my sites up and running.

    # July 1, 2013 at 4:25 pm

    This is the best part for $99:

    # July 1, 2013 at 5:46 pm

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    I think their claim that webfonts help with search ranking is a bit exaggerated.

    Machines can read webfonts, too, and the more of your site a search engine can see, the better.

    Other than that… this seems something big (seen a lot of Tweets), why?

    # July 1, 2013 at 5:55 pm

    @CrocoDillon Their claim is that many people still use images in replace of text. But I agree with you. That’s what `alt` was for, right?

    > this seems something big (seen a lot of Tweets), why?

    We’ve been waiting for them for years. I think their beta webfonts (which H&FJ selected people for) that Dan Cederholm, Chris Coyier, Jessica Hische and some others have been using, came out just over a year ago. So it’s been a long anticipation to allow everyone to use their fonts on the web. And these are well known and award winning typefaces we’re talking about. Gotham being one of the biggest.

    # July 1, 2013 at 6:59 pm

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    Ah okay, I like that you can share your plan across all your domains.

    Yeah, alt or original text hidden with CSS, but I see their point now.

    # September 21, 2013 at 5:47 am

    I can’t seem to get the HFJ fonts to work with my WordPress install. I’ve got them working my main site, no problem, but not in WordPress! I’ve tried putting the the CSS key in the header.php of my theme, and tried a functions.php in the theme folder. I’m using a child theme, and tried adding a functions.php in that folder, but nothing seems to work.

    I contacted HFJ, but they just reiterate that the code must be placed in the head. Hmmm…

    Any ideas, anyone?

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    # September 27, 2013 at 4:39 am

    I got it working now; not sure how. It might just be that I had cache issues, in spite of reloading repeatedly.

    Thanks for the reply.

    # September 27, 2013 at 10:30 pm

    Not working for me.

    # September 28, 2013 at 2:11 am

    What browser?

    # September 28, 2013 at 11:53 am


    # September 28, 2013 at 2:46 pm

    Hmm.. looks okay on Chrome and Chrome Canary on my Mac…haven’t tried on a PC yet. (I had taken down the attempt until I saw your response.)

    # September 28, 2013 at 3:29 pm

    There’s an error 403 on the CSS file for H&FJ webfonts.

    # September 28, 2013 at 4:24 pm

    Thanks for that.. I’ll scratch my head awhile to see why that might be.

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