Extensis WebINK Helps Enterprises Navigate Web Fonts and Selecting Providers in New Whitepaper

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New resource focuses on key considerations for selecting web font services for high-volume, multinational websites.

Extensis today released a new Web Font Whitepaper geared specifically for enterprise-level entities working with high-volume web traffic. The whitepaper helps enterprises understand the benefits of using web font services and what should be considered when evaluating a provider.

While web font services are commonly used by independent designers and developers, there is a groundswell of interest amongst larger enterprises that require quality, reliable web fonts to fully engage their visitors in a visual brand experience.

Key Challenges for Enterprises

It is a complicated matrix.

  •     Not all fonts are available for web licensing.
  •     Some are, but with stringent licensing requirements.
  •     Purchasing web font licenses one by one and self-hosting at the scale most enterprises need often proves to be a resource drain and rather expensive.

The Web Font Whitepaper shows enterprises how they can overcome these challenges by partnering with a web font service that has already handled the licensing issues on their behalf and optimised font files for fastest possible delivery.

Furthermore, the requirements for multinational, multilingual sites dealing with millions of unique visitors demand special considerations. Most notably, ensuring lightning fast page load times regardless of geography, uncompromised uptime, forward compatibility across browsers and a consistent, quality experience across all platforms and devices. The whitepaper outlines what specifically to look for in web font services to optimise for speed, reliability and flexibility.

Enterprises interested in learning more about web fonts and what to look for in a provider can download the Web Font Whitepaper here.

About Extensis Web Font Service: WebINK
WebINK is the standards-compliant solution for bringing live fonts to websites and mobile devices without licensing or file format hassles. By integrating one line of CSS code, WebINK delivers professional-quality fonts to any browser and any device instantly. With distribution hubs around the globe and 99.999% uptime, multi-national businesses turn to WebINK for the speed, reliability, and scalability they require to do business online. Diane Von Furstenburg, Office Max, LexisNexis, Louis Vuitton, Johnson & Johnson, Red Bull, Nokia are among some of the many enterprise customers who turn to WebINK as their web font solution.

To learn more about WebINK and its library of thousands of world-renowned fonts, visit http://www.webink.com.

About Extensis
Celebrating 20 years in business, 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.

© Celartem, Inc. d.b.a. Extensis All rights reserved. EXTENSIS, WebINK, and Suitcase Fusion are trademarks or registered trademarks of Extensis in the United States of America, Canada, the European Union and/or other countries. This list of trademarks is not exhaustive. Other trademarks, registered trademarks, product names, company names, brands and service names mentioned herein are property of Extensis or other respective owners.

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