Tag Archives: font stacks

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 […]

Good Web Fonts

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]