Type News

FontShop Website Updates

February 09, 2015 by
FontShop Team
FontShop Team

Just like a butterfly emerging from its cocoon the new FontShop website transitioned from its public beta phase to “officially launched” status on December 1st. Since then our team of fearless developers have not been idle. On the contrary – apart from squashing the occasional bug we tirelessly continue to add improvements. We tried to create the most elegant and enjoyable fontshopping process possible, and now we are fine-tuning it. Some of the changes happen under the hood and are unnoticeable to the casual visitor, yet some features are specifically designed to make your FontShop experience even smoother and more enjoyable.

Fine-tuning Fontlists

With literally thousands, even tens of thousands of fonts to choose from, still only a handful popular faces get used over and over again. So it makes sense that you may want to branch out and use something else, something new to make your designs stand out from the rest. This is where our handy Fontlists come in. Fontlists were already popular on the previous website, yet now they have been upgraded with images, background information, editable comments (our latest improvement), and so on.

Editable comments in Fontlists
Editable comments in Fontlists

Our curated Fontlists – compiled by our own type experts as well as invited guests – not only offer alternatives for overused typefaces, but also list typefaces in a particular style, or from a specific time period, or belonging to a certain genre or sub-classification. We even have Fontlists with the winners of several type design awards showing the very best from any specific year. Most importantly you are now able to create private Fontlists yourself, for example to help you keep track of some favourites, or to share with colleagues or friends, or to submit options to a client for a design job.

Custom sample text

Custom sample text entry field
Custom sample text entry field

Do you want to know what a letter, a word, or a sentence look like in one or more typefaces? We’ve got that covered. Now you have a sample text input field at your disposal in the search results, the Families overview and the index pages.

Improved checkout

Checkout page
Checkout page

One of the most important aspects in purchasing fonts is a simple and painless checkout process. Several enhancements on that front include adjustments on the product detail overlay on the checkout page and list access, for product information, available formats and languages, character sets, etc. We also made some improvements to the download page.

Product detail overlay for Licenses & Formats on checkout page
Product detail overlay for Licenses & Formats on checkout page

Product detail overlay for Supported Languages on checkout page
Product detail overlay for Supported Languages on checkout page

Product detail overlay for Character Sets on checkout page
Product detail overlay for Character Sets on checkout page

New releases

And last but not least, we are continuously updating the website with the latest releases from our curated collection of foundries. Watch for them in our FontShop Letternews e-mail newsletters and on FontShop News.

We are further improving the site and regularly add new useful and/or exciting features. If you have comments or specific suggestions, or if you come across the odd bug, feel free to leave your feedback.