So my choices for @font-face are severely limited due to the lack of typography. Not many quality typefaces with a decent amount of weights out there. So my question is.. What if I were to make my themes with the implemented option of choosing your own @font-face font easily (maybe even including some), but display a custom font that could be found on Typekit for our own demo and screenshots.
Would this be allowed, or even ethical? I don’t want to mislead people, but at the same time I feel that typography plays an important role in the design.
Or another idea would be that I offer the choice of buyers to use the fonts I used on our preview, they simply have to ask and we will enable it for their site. That is, if we were to use the ‘Performance’ plan on Typekit, which allows unlimited sites and an adequate amount of page views per month.
Any thoughts on this? A reply from a reviewer, or staff would be helpful.
I think there was a discussion about this before, personally I think its a bad idea mainly because people will complain if they have “extra” fees included for the theme even if its clearly stated I think it would cause problems
If we enabled their site for our Typekit account upon request, I think it would be for free. I suppose we’d have to try it out and see how many people request, and also how many total pageviews they get a month. Since the highest plan on Typekit allows for 1,000,000 pageviews a month.
I would like to try it though, I feel like it would be worth the hassle. Any buyers out there who want to give their two cents? Would you buy a theme if you could get access to high-end fonts?
Or would you be willing to pay a small fee if that allowed you to choose any typefaces from the Typekit library? Of course, you’d have to notify us first since we’d be managing the font choices.
I realize this is a little unconventional, and still not sure if ThemeForest would allow it. I’m just interested in trying something different. Offer something to the buyers they haven’t seen yet.
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I think the problem is most of buyers expect what they see is what they should get (and that’s right, I think). If you include some of the beautiful fonts in your themes. They will sure expect to get it once they purchased.
If they won’t, they will complain on your item board and somebody might try to contact TF for refund.
just my 2 cents
Thanks your input Peerapong. You’re probably right, especially about the refunds. I’m sure there would be quite a few refunds issued due to this.