Designers these days tend to rely on ‘the cloud’ as much as they rely on their desktop applications. This means they turn to Web Apps and Google whenever possible. It’s often cheaper, faster and more useful to work this way, especially for the little guys who may not have access to all the tools that more established designers have.
The type foundry used to be a high cost, highly skilled operation. Now neither is the case as a few web apps have made it incredibly easy to make your own fonts. Here’s a look a few of them: