Tag Archives: web fonts

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 […]

Subsetted Fallback Fonts

I recent­ly launched thatwasnotok.com, a humourous take on how to han­dle social un-graces. One of the fun parts of design­ing and build­ing the site was the free­dom to work with a font like Chunk with­out resort­ing to embed­ding it in images or using sIFR or Cufon. I showed it to Tim Brown from Nice Web […]

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 […]