Typecast web fonts service in public beta

Typecast is now in public beta. The browser-based service, which we first reported on a year ago, enables designers to more easily set and style web fonts, providing real-time visual feedback on full-length copy rather than just small excerpts. The team expects to launch Typecast as a paid subscription service by the end of the year. In the meantime, Paul McKeever, CEO of Front, the agency behind Typecast, gave .net more insight about the service.

.net: You say Typecast "blows Photoshop out of the water" when it comes to working with fonts. In what ways does it do this?
McKeever: The fundamental philosophy behind Typecast is that good typography is essential for web design. Typecast aims to make the web a more beautiful, readable place by giving designers the precise typographic control of web fonts that they are used to in print.

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