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MyFonts is hiring!

Javascript Developer

Location: Woburn, Massachusetts

We’re looking for a talented Javascript developer to join our small, energetic development team. We want someone who realizes that knowing JavaScript is far more than just being able to hide divs, who understands that the front-end of a modern web app needs to be performance oriented and feature driven.

What you’ll be doing:

  • Writing performant JavaScript to develop and modernize experiences
  • Implementing client-side data modeling and templating using Backbone.js
  • Collaborating with back-end team to integrate RESTful APIs

What you should bring:

  • BS/BA in Computer Science or equivalent work experience
  • Exceptional work ethic
  • Excellent Javascript skills
  • Understanding of MV* frameworks
  • Solid HTML & CSS skills
  • Experience developing web applications
  • Ability to prioritize work on multiple projects
  • Can collaborate with team members, but can complete projects individually

Nice for you to have:

  • Knowledge of HTML & JS templating systems, we use Smarty & Underscore.
  • Working knowledge of version control systems. (SVN, Git)
  • Knowledge of PHP

What we will bring, and why you’ll love us:

  • Small, dynamic and tight-knit team
  • Supportive, collaborative atmosphere
  • We value growth and education, and offer reimbursement for classes and conferences
  • We understand the work / life balance
  • Company provided MacBook Pro Retina and Thunderbolt display

We offer a competitive salary and a first-rate benefits package, including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, 401(k) with company match, profit sharing, short and long term disability, paid holidays, vacation, and sick time.

For consideration, please submit a resume, cover letter, and links to your work (or code samples) to jobs@myfonts.com.

Microsoft Office for iPad Just Got Way Better

Great news for all of you font-loving workaholics on the go.

This spring we started letting our users download their fonts onto iOS devices. But with Microsoft’s latest announcement, this feature is even more useful! You can now use any of your MyFonts desktop fonts in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint on the iPad.

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The 50 Most Used Fonts on the Web

We believe in a level playing field. That’s why our Hot New Fonts, and (obviously) Best Sellers lists are based purely on sales: it’s our way of letting our customers dictate the trends and direction of the marketplace as a whole.

Although this approach has proven to be effective for taking the temperature of what’s popular in type design in general, we wanted a different way to measure the success and popularity of webfonts. So, we’re bringing you a new way to browse: a list not based on fonts sold, but rather fonts currently in use. Our new Top Webfonts page is a list of the 50 most used fonts on the web.

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Dalton Maag Makes Comprehensive Font Buying Easy

This foundry is setting a new trend and taking the guesswork out of buying fonts.

Dalton Maag is changing the way they do business in order to make life a bit easier for their customers. The 20-year-old company recently announced that they are consolidating their font editions (Standard, Corp, Arabic, Typographic, etc) into single editions, so that each font style will now include all features and scripts for a single price.

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Usage in a logo

Creative professionals frequently ask Can I use this font in a logo? and What license is needed for usage in a logo? These are fair and ethical questions, but finding a clear and concise answer can seem tough. We thought we’d take a minute to translate commonly-seen desktop license legalese to make your shopping experience that much easier.

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Install Fonts from MyFonts on iOS 7 Devices

Love working on your iPad but hate being limited to the fonts that came with it?

We have great news for you! As of today you can install any font – a new purchase or previously downloaded package – from MyFonts onto your iOS 7 device and use it in apps with a font menu such as Pages and Keynote.

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MyFonts goes abroad

MyFonts is going abroad, at least in a way. This week we’ve started localizing the currency in which customers from the UK and Eurozone see pricing on the site. We started in Germany, then the UK and France. We’ll be rolling it out to the rest of the countries over next day.

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What’s Neue?

In 2014 we’re kicking off a year of big improvements to the MyFonts site. Over the coming months you’ll see many enhancements to the feel and functionality of the site. This evolution is about more than just prettification; our main focus is to make it even easier to browse and shop our collection across devices of all shapes and sizes.

You’ll see these changes roll out gradually over 2014, and periodic What’s Neue? posts here will keep you informed about what we’re doing and why. We have many loyal users who know and love the current site. Therefore we’ve adopted this gradual, iterative approach to ensure that, as we release changes, we get an opportunity to have a dialogue with them.

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