Tag Archives: bookmarklet

FontFriend 3.2 Released: Now With More Google

When I released Font­Friend 3.1, I men­tioned that Google Web Fonts didn’t have a proper API, mak­ing things dif­fi­cult. They still don’t have a pub­lic API, but on Thurs­day I was given “trusted tester” access to the new API. It won’t look that much dif­fer­ent, but there’ll be a few fonts work­ing now that weren’t […]

FontFriend 3.1 Loves Google Webfonts

I’ve had a num­ber of requests to bet­ter inte­grate Google Web­fonts into Font­Friend. They keep adding all these great fonts that any­one can use for free, and should be part of a tool like Font­Friend. The trou­ble was that they didn’t have an API, mak­ing it dif­fi­cult. More on that later, because I got it […]

FontFriend 3.0 Released

I’m pleased to announce the imme­di­ate release of Font­Friend 3.0, the Type­kit inte­gra­tion edi­tion. Invok­ing the book­marklet on any Typekit-enabled page will automag­i­cally throw all the fonts in your kit into the cus­tom fam­i­lies list. I’ve set up a demo page with Font­Friend embed­ded and a big Type­kit kit. My main imag­ined use-case for this feature […]

FontFriend 2.5

Font­Friend was designed and coded as dur­ing the twi­light of the pre-webfont era. In fact, it was abstracted out of some code I’d been using while devel­op­ing the CSS font stacks for my Word­Press theme The Eru­dite. I haven’t been using it much as of late, as I’ve been wear­ing my devel­oper hat more than […]

Better Web Reading

It’s damn hard to read web con­tent some­times. Too-small text, arti­cles split over mul­ti­ple pages, gra­tu­itous ban­ner ads, design that steals you atten­tion from the actual con­tent: these all con­spire to make read­ing on the web—especially long-form content—frustrating, painful and some­times down­right infu­ri­at­ing. 2010 saw two major approaches to this come to some degree of […]