Is anyone using Adobe Fonts with RW?


I just downloaded Creative Cloud from Adobe for Photoshop and I love the Adobe Web Fonts. Seems super easy to include into a project; but was curious if anyone else is using it and what are some best practices.


Hi Eric,

I used to use it back when it was Typekit and then cancelled my account when Adobe took it over. Now they’ve given me a free year to try and persuade me to take it up again… so, memo to self, I must remember to use it sometime.

Best workflow for me is using it with Joe Workman’s Font Pro, which makes it really easy to set up and add your Adobe Font to any project.

Of course there are harder, more time-consuming, and probably ‘cleaner’ ways to do it, so I’ll leave that for the posters below!


I’m soon going tot have to bite the bullet and take up subscription to PS, my old cs6 is constantly falling over. Do the web fonts come with the basic PS subs?


Yes, I use them on several of my demo sites.

They are generally of very good quality but do check. I ended up having to use Google Sanchez for the BWD site titles as the kerning on the TypeKit/Adobe font I wanted was terrible between a d and a W which rather messed up the look of RapidWeaver


I never though that I would hear that said about Typekit Fonts. Especially from Tav.


Yes - they do come with the basic subscription. Here in the states, they offer a Photography Plan which includes Photoshop and Lightroom, with Fonts thrown in for free. The cost is $9.95 per month. I did the math a couple of years ago, and was spending more by upgrading my web package every other release than this package costs.

As an aside, I love Affinity Designer and Affinity Publisher, but never got the hang of Affinity Photo. So, I am happy to do without InDesign and Illustrator. And, since finding RW years ago, I’ve had absolutely zero interest in Dreamweaver. So, all added up, $120/year for Ps, Lr and Fonts is a good deal for me.


Thanks @Marten I’ll check out Font Pro. I was adding all the CSS, it was a bit time consuming, but I liked the end result.


That was one kerning pair of one font and is not representative. Generally TypeKit fonts are far superior particularly in things like baseline accuracy (crucial for correct vertical rhythm. @paul.russam made a lovely demo of this during the development of Font Pro which came about because I hated Google fonts in the first place.

That said,

  1. if you are using a theme/framework with non proportional simple pixel vertical spacing then it is all a waste of time and you may as well use crapfont.woff
  2. Google Fonts have got a lot lot better in the last 3 years but you do still need to choose carefully…


Yes it’s interesting how font things have changed over the last few years. I do remember Paul’s great font demo very well - Paul’s bandwidth is currently exceeded.

I tend to stick with a handful of excellent Google Fonts these days and can’t find fault with them. There are however, still some real stinkers in the Google font box to keep the typeface blind, happy.


Yea, I dun screwed up with a demo for a question on the forum. I hosted a video that was far to large and screwed my bandwidth allocation.
I’m waiting for Greg to take pity on me when he wakes up :)


Bandwidth restrictions lifted the FontSampler site is now working