Goodbye Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;?

Welcome to WebFonts.

Here is a new technology that appears to provide the designer with the ability to use any typeface on their websites, and without any loss of performance, according to the claims of Monotype Imagining who are offering the service.

The upfront coding is pretty easily accomplished. The technology pushes the typeface to the user’s browser to display a typeface even if the user doesn’t have it loaded.

Because of type copyright issues, if your site exceeds a certain number of page views you must have a subscription which costs a monthly fee. If you have a small site with fewer than 25,000 page views per month, you can use the technology for free.

Is this the end of Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;? I can’t wait for the typographic mess ahead.

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