For those of you that are members of the Behance network, you might be interested in “Prosite“. Prosite is a payed service from Behance that lets you quickly and easily build a portfolio site under your own domain. Prosite gives you a couple of options, one where you pick projects that you have already loaded to your Behance account, or the option of loading completely new ones. If you are pressed for time, completely lazy, or just don’t feel like going through the hassle of building your own portfolio site from scratch, this could be for you. An added plus is your connection to the Behance network which would help direct eyeballs to your portfolio, which means more green in your wallet.
Sometimes you stumble across something on the internet, that will change the way you develop for the internet, in ways that are so profound you don’t really know where to begin. This is one of them.
If you are a designer, you know that one of the most frustrating things about web browsers and websites is typography. You are limited to a small subset of fonts, and styles. So, if you want to use a specific font for lets say something like a corporate logo, or to match a companies style guide, you are kind of hosed. you either have to make the word a bitmap, or set the type in Flash and embed the font etc. In short it is a pain in the butt.
Now along comes Typekit and all the fonts you have are at your finger tips. At this point, all visual design people cheer loudly please. What does Typekit do? It is allows you to use real fonts on the web. Typekit is a subscription-based service for linking to high-quality Open Type fonts from some of the worlds best type foundries like Adobe, or Bitstream. With this service we enter a brand new era of type Possibilities on the web.
Typekit is now available to the public with introductory pricing that will remain in place for a while, so I say sign up now.