Tag Archives: bookmarklet

FontFriend in Print

Font­Friend got a lit­tle shoutout in this mon­th’s issue of Print mag­a­zine. Thanks to Bev for let­ting me know! Print does­n’t seem to put much of their mag­a­zine’s con­tent on their web­site, so I took the pho­to above. If you don’t feel like read­ing the grainy iPhone pho­to (no, I was­n’t about to spend $20 […]

FontFriend 2.2 Update

This is a two-fold small update to Font­Friend, the typo­graph­i­cal­ly obsessed web design­er’s best friend. A request came in over Twit­ter for inline styles in the Font Fam­i­ly sec­tion. Good idea, and it’s now in there. It’s also a small update because Font­Friend is even small­er — I’m now mini­fy­ing it (using YUI Com­pres­sor), which […]

Quix Bookmarklet

Here’s some­thing pret­ty cool — a meta-book­­marklet called Quix.app by Joost de Valk. It gives you access to dozens of func­tions and book­marklets in one con­tain­er. Invoke the book­marklet and type, for instance, “gs where do babies come from” to run a Google search on the cur­rent site you’re view­ing. There are oodles of good­ies […]

FontFriend 1.0 Released

I haven’t giv­en Font­Friend much atten­tion since it was released, but I put­tered around with it a bit over the week­end and fig­ured that it deserves a prop­er 1.0 release now. If you’re already using the book­marklet, you’re run­ning the lat­est and great­est auto­mat­i­cal­ly. Fea­tures added in 1.0 include: a field for a cus­tom font […]

Soma FontFriend Bookmarklet Released

I’ve been inspired by a few dif­fer­ent arti­cles to exper­i­ment with font stacks, but I want­ed a way to quick­ly see how dif­fer­ent font fam­i­lies looked with­in the con­text of my design right in the brows­er. For instance, how well does Geor­gia work as a fall­back for Con­stan­tia? (Pret­ty well.) How sim­i­lar are Hel­veti­ca Neue […]