Implementation and Web Development

Implementing Webtype

You can implement Webtype in 5 quick steps:

  1. Select the fonts you want to use and add them to your shopping cart.
  2. Pick the service level that will accommodate the monthly traffic to your website.
  3. After purchasing the desired web font subscriptions, go into your account to the Web Font Manager.
  4. In the Web Font Manager you will set up the website, confirm the fonts you want to use, choose options such as subsetting the font character sets to reduce the file size, and then generate a CSS Resource file.
  5. To implement the Web Fonts on your site, simply insert the one line of code we provide into your page template, and then update your font-family tags with your new fonts. 
> Detailed Quick Start Tutorial (with screenshots)

Will using Webtype slow down my site?

Webtype fonts are deployed on the Edgecast cloud computing services platform, a high performance environment that provides fast, reliable delivery of fonts throughout the world. This system can instantly scale to handle high traffic demands with a 99.95% service level guarantee and has data centers located around the world, guaranteeing quick delivery of fonts to website visitors on every continent.

Do you offer a self-hosting option?

Yes, we offer a self-hosting option for larger websites. You can order this option in the shopping cart. If you have a website with more than 20 million page views/month, please contact us for more information for self-hosting web fonts.

What's the difference between using our hosted service and self-hosting?

With our hosted service, we provide you with access to fonts hosted on our servers. You access them using simple lines of code which we provide. If you choose to self-host, we provide you with a set of web fonts for you to host on your own servers.

What type of web font formats does Webtype supply?

For self-hosted licenses, we supply WOFF, SVG, EOT and TTF web font formats to ensure cross-browser compatibility. Recently, we also added the option of supporting WOFF2. With our hosted license, our CSS detects the browser and version the end user is viewing your website in; we dynamically serve only the appropriate web font format (e.g., EOT to Internet Explorer 7, WOFF to Chrome, etc.) in order to optimize page download times.

Can I use Webtype if I hand code my site?

Yes, simply include our code in your site and then you are free to code your site however you like.   

Can I use Webtype with my Wordpress site?

Yes, our hosted service is compatible with Wordpress.   

Can I use Webtype with Adobe Muse?

Yes, if you self-host our fonts, you can use them with Adobe Muse.   

Does Webtype support SSL pages?

Yes, we allow web fonts to be viewed on secure web pages, such as those used by companies and e-commerce websites to provide user access to account pages. These pages typically have ‘https’ instead of ‘http’ to designate they are secure pages using SSL (Secure Socket Layer). Note: on these pages please use ‘https’ with our CSS resource string on your page to avoid security warnings in the web browser.

Can I set up a development site and use the fonts locally?

Yes, you can include multiple URLs when you set up your project, so the fonts can be used on your development site and your live site. To use the fonts in local development environments, just add the domain of your dev environment, e.g. <localhost>, to your project.

Does Webtype limit the number of domains that I can use the fonts on?

No, you can use your Webtype fonts across as many domains as you want so long as the aggregate page views across the domains remain under the licensed amount. Just add the URLs you need when you set up your project.

Can I customize the default font-family names and weights?

Yes, to do this, click the Customize font-name and font-weight link on your project page and then save your resource. Bear in mind that the CSS might take a few minutes to update as the changes are copied over to the cloud.

Do I need to purchase bold and italic styles or can I just use CSS for these?

We recommend that you license all of the styles you intend to use. Using CSS or html tags may result in a lower quality appearance.

Why would you want to add additional CSS resources?

You might want to consider this if you have several fonts in your project and they are used on different pages. By just loading the fonts you need on each page, you will decrease page load time.

Can I rename my CSS's source URL if I purchased a self-hosted license?

With self-hosting, the URL will point to a file on your own server but we encourage you to follow the instructions that we provide with the fonts and not to rename the font files for two reasons:

  1. The random alphanumeric sequence provides one extra bit of obfuscation, making the font files more secure.
  2. If in the future you ever update or re-download the self-hosted fonts from Webtype, updating is as easy as grabbing the files from your Webtype account and replacing them on your server if you use the random alphanumeric sequence. If you rename the font files, you'll be forced to do the same in the future, or to update your CSS, to reflect the updated fonts.


What are the terms of the service agreement?

View the Web Font Software License & Services Agreement. This has all the details on the web font licenses and hosting service that Webtype offers.

What is the Webtype Refund Policy?

We offer a free 30 day trial for all our Webtype fonts. We created this trial because it allows you to confirm that the font style, quality, and technical implementation on your website meet your needs before you actually buy the font. Since Webtype is billed in advance and is non-refundable, we highly recommend this 30 day free trial option. 

If you are not completely satisfied with your purchase from, please let us know. The team is dedicated to providing the highest quality products and customer service. Please contact us via phone or email if you have any problems and we will do our best to resolve the situation.

If you have any questions, please contact us.


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