Ever since we released Web FontFonts you’ve been asking for a way to preview them in a live environment. It took us a while — we wanted to develop something that works well for a variety of needs and different kinds of web content — but we think you’ll like it.
Introducing FontFonter, a quick, easy way to see the impact of Web FontFonts on nearly any site that exists on the web right now. Want to see how Web FontFonts change the look of your favorite site? FontFont it! Spec’ing webfonts for an upcoming project and want to sample them in the design itself? Just enter a web page address in the field and FontFont it!
FontFonter uses custom CSS and other techniques to temporarily replace a site’s font styles with Web FontFonts.
FontFonter has been in private beta for just a few days and we’ve already seen some great applications beyond the sample sites we suggest on the start page.
Users are throwing the tool at their own blogs to see if it’s time to make the switch away from humdrum Georgia and Verdana. Others are generating detailed, live specimens of Web FontFonts using Tim Brown’s Web Font Specimen (here’s FF Quadraat Web).
We’re launching FontFonter with a limited selection of the hundreds of Web FontFonts available. Expect more soon. Give the tool a spin and tell us how you’re using it. Found a site where a particular FontFont works especially well? Let us know!