This isn’t “new” news, but in the webfont wild west, quality might pass you by. One large problem with webfonts is that the quality of most fonts that are suitably licensed for webfont embedding—in other words, free fonts—is not that high. Services such as Typekit remain the predominant way to get your hands on high-quality commercial fonts (although FontSpring is a notable exception).
But, for those looking to find the best quality free webfonts, the good folks at Good Web Fonts have put together an excellent list of high-quality free fonts suitable for web use. I’ve discovered some hidden gems there, and it’s now first on my list of places to consult when deciding on a webfont for a new design.