Here’s some good news to close out 2014. We recently rolled out a new content delivery architecture that improves both the speed and reliability of webfonts for our customers. The new EdgeCast CDN platform increases the number of server locations around the world, which will improve load times globally. This platform also allows us to serve static CSS files in many cases where the files were previously generated dynamically, a further boost to performance.
Additionally, we made a Webtype status page at status.webtype.com to report the current state of our webfont service. In the unlikely event that there is an interruption in service, the page allows us to be as transparent as possible about the situation. Other than helping customers pinpoint the source of issues they may encounter, the status page also serves as a public sign of our dedication to keep Webtype running smoothly.
Webtype aims at providing the best type to our customers, as well as the best service for delivering that type to the world. In that spirit, we will continue improving the technology to provide better fonts for better websites.