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Font Combinator update – Sharing!

Posted on by Chip Cullen

The Web Font Combinator Share feature

I’m proud to announce that I’ve made a much needed update to the Font Combinator – it now lets you share the combinations that you come up with.

When you’ve come up with a combination that you like, just click on the “Share!” link at the bottom of the controls. You will then be given a long URL that you can send to others, or you can copy the shortened version of the URL as well.

Go check it out!

A known limitation at the moment is that if you hide an element, that change isn’t reflected in the URL.

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I’m retiring Ligatures.js

Posted on by Chip Cullen

Just a quick post to let people know that I’m retiring ligatures.js – my little script that substituted in ligatures on web pages. I’m leaving it up for posterity, but I don’t recommend that people use it moving forward.

Why? I think it makes a lot more sense to use the text-rendering: optimizeLegibility; CSS declaration. It’s more future friendly, and avoids some of the pitfalls that my javascript solution presented. It’s not without it’s own issues – read more about it.

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Font Combinator – update

Posted on by Chip Cullen

Per a few requests, I added a small feature to the font combinator:

First, the content on the first page is editable – but a lot of people miss that fact. Now, on hover, there is a dashed outline that I hope brings more attention to that.

Now, when you click on a piece of content that is editable, the font controls switch to the relevant options. It makes more sense when you play with it.

What are you waiting for? Go have fun with Web Typography!

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