In the previous post, we looked at a few ways to better incorporate non web-safe fonts on websites. We ended at Cufón – a great solution, but with font licensing as an issue…
Looking for a method where you don’t need to worry about licensing?
There are websites like Font Squirrel (http://www.fontsquirrel.com) that offer free @font-face licensed fonts, and websites like Fontspring (http://www.fontspring.com) that sell licenses for @font-face licensed fonts. In fact, many of the fonts Typekit offers are available on either Font Squirrel or Fontspring which would allow either a free font, or a one time license fee instead of the recurring Typekit subscription which can save money in the long run.
If designers select fonts from Font Squirrel, Fontspring, or other websites that allow @font-face embedding it will save a lot of time and money in the web development process. For now this is probably the best solution available, however this could change as new services are popping up all the time.