Extensis WebINK Sponsors Webvisionary Awards at WebVisions 2012; Winners Take Home Mini Robots!

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Web Font Service Leader Celebrates Most Imaginative, Daring, and Curious Talent on the Web

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WebVisions is on the cutting edge of Web design trends, and we not only look forward to connecting with attendees to discuss the current state and future of Web fonts, but honoring those who are the most bold and imaginative at the Webvisionary Awards.

Extensis® today issued a challenge to Web developers and designers to submit their best use of fonts as a key element of design which concludes with the winners taking home a miniature robot!

Extensis’ leading web font service- WebINK® - is a key sponsor of the Webvisionary Awards, which will be recognized at the upcoming WebVisions 2012 Conference in Portland, Oregon. Commencing at the Oregon Convention Center May 16-18, 2012, the internationally recognized conference explores the future of web and mobile design, technology, user experience, DIY, and strategy

In its fifth year, the Webvisionary Awards celebrates the most imaginative, daring and curious talent on the Web. Participants can enter their work for a spectrum of categories, including an award titled “Fantastic Typographic,” honoring the best use of fonts as a key element of the design (with bonus points for web font technology)

“WebINK is a huge advocate of Web designers and developers who are bold in their approach to Web design,” says Amanda Paull, Extensis Vice President of Marketing. “WebVisions is on the cutting edge of Web design trends, and we not only look forward to connecting with attendees to discuss the current state and future of Web fonts, but honoring those who are the most bold and imaginative at the Webvisionary Awards.”

Enter Today!

Entries for the Webvisionary Awards, a showcase of visionary work by the nation's top web designers, digital artists, advertising agencies, technologists, public relations firms, social media experts, mobile application developers and digital innovators, are now being accepted at http://www.webvisionaryawards.com/.

Organizations and individuals are challenged to submit published, personal or prototype projects created between March 1, 2011 to April 1, 2012. Entry fees for the competition are $25 per project and the deadline for submissions is 5:00p.m. Pacific Standard Time on Friday, April 20, 2012. Award winners will be named at the Webvisionary Awards Show at the Fez Ballroom at 316 Southwest 11th Avenue in downtown Portland on Friday, May 18, 2012.

For more information on WebVisions 2012 or to register, visit http://www.webvisionsevent.com/

In addition to sponsoring the event and awards, WebINK will be leading a presentation on CSS 3 Web Fonts & Typography. Attendees will learn hands-on how to use CSS typographic controls to create great web typography, from enabling custom web fonts with @font-face to achieving special effects for titles that rely on CSS alone. A live web site will be provided for each participant to practice and experiment on, along with access to WebINK web fonts.

About WebINK
WebINK® is the standards-compliant solution for bringing live fonts into any web site without font licensing or file format hassles. Simply by integrating a small piece of code into a site’s CSS code, WebINK delivers custom fonts to any browser instantly. Stocked exclusively with professional-quality typefaces, WebINK unleashes creative freedom to web designers and web developers-enabling them to push the limits of web design while maintaining brand standards and search engine optimization (SEO) best practices. To learn more about WebINK, visit http://www.webink.com.

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About Extensis
Extensis® is a leading developer of software and services for creative professionals and workgroups. Their solutions streamline workflows, securely manage digital assets and fonts, and control corporate typographic branding. Used by hundreds of Fortune 5000 companies, Extensis' award-winning server, desktop, and web service products include: Portfolio Server® for digital asset management, Universal Type Server® for server-based font management, Suitcase Fusion™ for single-user font management, and the WebINK® web font rental service. Founded in 1993, Extensis is based in Portland, Oregon, and the United Kingdom. For additional information, visit http://www.extensis.com.

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Jim Kidwell
Product Marketing Manager for Font Solutions
503-275-2020 ext 163
jkidwell@extensis.com

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