HypeForType Redesign

June 9, 2016 , In: Announcements

Today is the beginning of an exciting new era for HypeForType. Over the last 2 years we’ve been working hard behind the scenes redesigning and developing a brand new site that will provide our customers with the very best online font shopping experience. We’ve stuck to our roots with an updated look and feel, but the site itself has been completely rebuilt responsively from the ground up, meaning it not only looks good, but it also works on any device.

You’ll also be pleased to hear that we’ve scoured the web to bring you the very best new fonts, more than 8,000 to be exact. With more than 35,000 fonts now on offer, and quality releases added daily you’ll be spoilt for choice with your next font shopping spree.

So, after many months of blood, swear, tears, and beers — we proudly present our new website! Here’s a closer look at just a few of the brand new features we’re really excited about…

Here’s what’s new:

Fonts In Use
Our fonts and your creative vision showcased for the world to see. Get inspired by more than 300 projects making use of HypeForType fonts in the real world. Submit your own projects using HypeForType fonts, and if we like it we’ll feature it.


Popular Fonts
If this page was a hashtag, it would be trending. Popular Fonts is a brand new section which showcases the best selling ‘new fonts’ from the last 45 days, and it’s updated daily.


Best Sellers
Along with every other section of our website, you’ll be pleased to hear Best Sellers is now also automated and updated daily.


Font Categories
We’ve introduced the most comprehensive list of font categories on the internet. So, next time you need something specific, you know exactly where to look…


You’ve been crying out for webfonts for a couple of years now, and we’ll hold our hands up to the fact we’ve been slow in getting around to this. However, now you’ll be pleased to hear not only have we introduced 20,000 new @font-face webfonts to the site, but we’ve also launched live webfont rendering and category specific search tools.


Our brand new wishlist functionality provides you with your own visual scrapbook of fonts, and exclusive loyalty discounts only visible in your account. Adding an item to your wishlist is simple, just click the heart icon every time you see something that tickles your fancy.


Buying Options
We’ve simplified our licensing options with one easy pop up. Next time you click ‘add to basket’ you’ll be presented with all of the available licensing options specific to that font. Not only do we have a brand new licensing model (Desktop, Webfont, eBook, Application, Server, and Gaming) but we’re now also giving you the opportunity to ‘bolt-on’ any webfont license for half the price of what you’d pay for it individually. Also, purchase any extended license (eBook, Application, Server, or Gaming) and we’ll throw in the 5-user Desktop License absolutely free.


Sell Your Fonts
We’ve simplified submissions so you can now upload your work directly to the site. Follow the submissions guidelines and then attach your file, it’s that easy. If your an existing foundry you can now send us updates and new releases using the uploaded.


Shopping Cart
Our shopping cart has been completely re-engineered from the ground up. We’ve introduced brand new Desktop (Multi-User) and Webfont (Page View) calculators that are specific to each foundry, providing you with instant accurate costs and quotations at the click of a button. So, whether you’re looking for a 5 user Desktop License, or a 5,000,000 page view Webfont License, it’s all available online ready for you to checkout.


My Account
Our original my account section left a lot to be desired. Now you can access your fonts instantly, download pdf invoices, update your wishlist, and even create your very own HypeForType affiliate account in seconds.


Font Rendering
We’ve supercharged our font rendering engine, so now you can expect to see beautiful type displays at lightening quick speeds. We’ve also added colour, various rendering sizes, and the ability to switch to gallery preview on category pages whenever you’re feeling visual!


Glyph Palette
One of the most complex new parts of the site is also one of the most useful. You’ll be delighted to hear we now have full glyph map coverage for each and every font. So, whether you’re looking for an ampersand alternate, German umlauts, or old-style figures — you now have access to preview each and every character.

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Support Section
When it comes to fonts, we often receive the same questions from our customers. So with that in mind we’ve built a new support section to answer our most common questions. This covers everything from Opentype alterantes, all the way through to detailed instructions on installing those webfonts. Find the answers to your questions in our support section without having to wait for an answer on email.

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We would love to hear any feedback you may have about the site, and feel free to upload any projects using HypeForType fonts to our fonts in use section.