David Anders at PhotoshopTechniques posted this link from a few days back. It has a nice, compact overview of getting started using type as a design tool online. Given the still-limited nature of typography in browsers, some of this may seem like it’s in the “well, duh” category, but it is good info none-the-less.
For a few years, there have been attempts to make type more accessible on the web, but these schemes are difficult to implement at best. Issues range from the technical aspect of actually getting type to display, to the intellectual property aspect of using a font for which the designer has paid (or that the designer created), and keeping people from stealing it. So far, it’s been a stagnating battle.
One possible solution is to use Flash, especially with some of the recent advances Adobe has made to the Flash player. I’ll blog about that at another time, but it’s something in which I am getting more interested. If the search engine problems can be over come, I’d like to use Flash as a primary platform for web pages and data presentation.