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 (you’re not restrict­ed to my extreme­ly well-though out list)
  • a but­ton to reset all styles (also handy for pages with loads of inline styles!)
  • default selec­tor is body rather than h1,h2,h3

I haven’t received any reports of bugs, because I’m so awe­some. Well, I did add a bit more defen­sive CSS to deal with over­lap­ping site styles. And, if my awe­some­ness has dimmed and a bug has crept in, let me know in the com­ments. And if you missed the link above, go to Font­Friend’s project page for full details


  1. Posted August 30, 2009 at 12:48 pm | Permalink


    Is there some secret to adding this book­marklet to IE? Or does IE sim­ply not sup­port book­marklets any more?

  2. Matt
    Posted August 31, 2009 at 9:06 am | Permalink

    @Robert No par­tic­u­lar secret. Right click, Add to Favorites, put in the Favorites Bar fold­er. How­ev­er, keep in mind that as I say on the project page:

    Any com­pat­i­bil­i­ty with IE is most­ly acci­den­tal and, frankly, surprising.