is a blog about design, technology and culture written by Khoi Vinh, and has been more or less continuously published since December 2000 in New York City. Khoi is currently Principal Designer at Adobe. Previously, Khoi was co-founder and CEO of Mixel (acquired in 2013), Design Director of The New York Times Online, and co-founder of the design studio Behavior, LLC. He is the author of “How They Got There: Interviews with Digital Designers About Their Careers”and “Ordering Disorder: Grid Principles for Web Design,” and was named one of Fast Company’s “fifty most influential designers in America.” Khoi lives in Crown Heights, Brooklyn with his wife and three children.
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I find the FontShop solution to be inferior to WebInk’s Photoshop plugin, which downloads TTF versions of their fonts and allows you to use them the same way as fonts installed on your system. It requires you to download a trial of Suitcase, but the plugin continues to work even after the trial expires.
The downside is that WebInk’s font library isn’t as good as FontShop’s. I imagine that licensing issues at FontShop prevented them from developing a solution as elegant as WebInk’s.
The plugin is available here: link
Jacques: I wasn’t familiar with WebInk’s plugin, thanks. It does seem more geared towards Web design though. In theory, the FontShop plugin is for ‘traditional’ typesetting.
btw, Fonts.com (by Monotype) just released FontGazer, their plugin for InDesign — http://www.fontgazer.com/
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