A Drag and Drop Web Font Tester

Dec 20, 2013

It’s been over a year since I posted anything here. I’ll be keeping posts short, with an emphasis on bits of news related to the world of online readability – especially web fonts, the technology into which I’ve gotten knee deep.
(If someone had told me five years ago I would be spending a lot of time with FontLab, I would have said, “Huh?”. But life is weird and wonderful.)

In my work, I’ve written for myself, test pages for web fonts. Recently, I began adding Drag and Drop capability to those pages and started making them public.

You can use the first one online here:
http://readableweb.com/tests/draganddrop/font-tester-8.1.htm

Or download it within a package with some release notes here:

http://readableweb.com/tests/draganddrop/pangramdragndrop_ver8.1.zip

Drag and drop capability is extremely useful in comparing different fonts quickly. For example, I’m using it to survey Intel’s
new open-source font Clear Sans which comes in several weights and italics, too.
Just drag ’em from the folder into the browser, and voila!

In the same vein you might want to check out or perhaps contribute to this test page by font designer Pablo Impallari:

https://github.com/impallari/font-testing-page

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