Google WebFont Loader Now Available with Ascender's FontsLive.com Service

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FontsLive.com, Ascender's premium web font service, today announced support for the WebFont Loader, a JavaScript Library co-developed by Google and Typekit. The 'Ascender module' provides users of the FontsLive service with enhanced controls over how web fonts are handled by various browsers.

Sample code to access Web Font Loader with FontsLive.com

"The Ascender module for the WebFont Loader will be a welcome addition for FontsLive.com customers who are comfortable with JavaScript and want more powerful tools with their hosted or self-hosted web font accounts"

Ascender Corporation, a leading provider of advanced font products, announced a significant enhancement to its FontsLive.com web fonts service offering advanced features to its customers to control how web fonts are loaded into web pages.

Starting today, Ascender's customers at FontsLive.com can use the WebFont Loader, a JavaScript library co-developed by Google and Typekit that provides a variety of options for web developers to control the web font loading experience. This allows developers to establish a more consistent occurrence across browsers and take advantage of additional features related to the process of downloading and displaying fonts on a web page.

Ascender's FontsLive service offers hundreds of premium quality fonts from leading type designers and foundries for license as web fonts (and also as downloads for designers to use on their workstations). FontsLive makes it simple and fast for web designers & developers to implement web fonts by adding a single line of code to web pages. Web fonts improve the typography and branding of websites by using downloadable fonts instead of system fonts or graphics files for headlines. This allows web developers to create more accessible, search-engine friendly and easily editable websites by not locking text into a graphic format.

The WebFont Loader was designed to make it easy to switch between different providers of web fonts. The 'Ascender module' was developed by Ascender and DevBridge to appeal to experienced web developers who use the FontsLive.com web font service.

"The WebFont Loader provides more control over how web fonts are downloaded and displayed on web pages" said Tomas Kirda, Chief Technology Officer with DevBridge, Ascender's web development partner. "The Ascender module for the WebFont Loader will be a welcome addition for our more advanced customers who are comfortable with JavaScript and want more powerful tools with their hosted or self-hosted web font accounts" he added.

FontsLive customers now have multiple options to implement web fonts. They can continue to use a single line of code, which does not require JavaScript, or they can access the Ascender module with the WebFont Loader JavaScript Library. In addition, FontsLive customers already using Google's AJAX APIs can also call the WebFont Loader with the Ascender module.

The controls for accessing the WebFont Loader are available to FontsLive customers in their account management area. The JavaScript code is dynamically generated based on the web fonts selected for a particular website project in a user's account.

FontsLive offers a free 30 day trial for customers to see how powerful web fonts are as a way to enhance their web sites. Users can experiment with the standard FontsLive code, or by accessing the WebFont Loader. For more information visit FontsLive.com.

About Ascender Corporation
Ascender's founders are font industry experts who have been involved in developing many of the most important and influential fonts used in computers, mobile devices, consumer electronics and software products. Ascender provides multilingual, custom font development for a wide range of customers including creative professionals, enterprises, software developers and hardware manufacturers. Ascender also provides an extensive collection of TrueType & OpenType fonts for download to graphic designers and consumers through its font websites, including AscenderFonts.com.

About DevBridge
DevBridge specializes in web application development and e-commerce systems. DevBridge provides innovative technology solutions for a variety of business problems and opportunities. DevBridge is based in Chicago, IL.

Contact Information
Ascender Corp
Bill Davis
25 Northwest Point Blvd, Suite 225, Elk Grove Village, IL 60007 USA
Phone +1 (847) 357-0730
http://www.ascendercorp.com
http://www.fontslive.com
DevBridge Inc
Martin Stasaitis
1101 West Irving Park Road, Suite 302, Bensenville, IL 60106 USA
Phone +1 (312) 242-1642
http://www.devbridge.com

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