what's new?


Oct262014

Navigate using the Keyboard


Thanks to the help of a little Javascript library called the Mousetrap, you are now able to navigate between fonts, font categories, font designers and alphabet pages simply by hitting the and keys on your keyboard.

Oct252014

Relaunch of the Site


Today, I launched a new version of the site. Cleaner. Clearly arranged. Responsive, thanks to Bootstrap. With a mighty search bar. With more elegant navigation. Featuring Font Awesome. Utilizing the Google Fonts API. Please go ahead, enjoy exploring, and give me some feedback and suggestions :)

Sep252014

Viewport


Considerably widened the viewport to almost 900px. Additionally, I've removed rounded corners... it would also be time for a little bit of responsive design!

Sep252014

Rating widget


I implemented a little font-rating widget. Fonts can now be rated with just one mouse click. Also, the rating stars (and even half stars) are now elegantly displayed using CSS and Font Awesome.

May152013

Goodbye, guestbook


I decided to deactivate this relic from the early days of the www as it was used almost exclusively to post links to sites trying to sell viagra and the like.
Fortunately, there is still the possibility to comment on fonts directly.

Jul32012

page title syntax


Changed from "Site - Free Fonts - Title" to the better readable format "Title - Free Fonts - Site".

Mar252012

Alphabetical font pages


Pages A2, A3 and the like can now again be opened via a2.php, a3.php and so on, instead of using a.php?seite=2...

Mar242012

Some site optimizings


• The box layout is now created by div boxes to save some loading time. • Different-colored stylesheets are generated automatically with PHP and country code.
• Font ratings are now immediately displayed after rating.

Mar92012

Comment on fonts


Reactivated and now protected by a little mathematical captcha written in Sansation by Bernd Montag.

Mar62012

Spam in font comments


Today, I had to deactivate font commenting because of a spammer who started posting tons of copied blog entries from the www.

Mar42012

style categories with icon


All style categories have been equipped with an example preview pic so you can find the more easily in the Fontcloud.

Mar12012

Rating


The current rating of each font is now displayed below the rating form.

Mar12012

Fontasy logo typo


The Gilligans Island font used in the Fontasy logo, author unknown, has reapperard and is now called AR Christy. The copyright note states: (c) Copyright 2005, Arphic Technology Co., Ltd. Copyright, (c) 1997 enStep Incorporated.

– there is a certain similarity, while the lower a has changed:


ar christy / Gilligans Island

Feb262012

RSS feed for new fonts


New fonts can now be subscribed to as RSS Feed RSS Feed.

Feb232012

Rate fonts


Added a new function for rating the fonts with 1-5 stars. I will use this later to sort fonts by their popularity in the top fonts list and also the rating will be displayed on the fonts presentation pages.

Feb212012

Fontasy in French


Fontasy.de is now finally available in a french version. Please let me know if you find any mistakes – as I'm sure there are some.

Feb162012

Roughedge


Removed the Roughedge font by Robert Howell from the archive for copyright reasons. It can still be foundhere.

Feb152012

@font-face explanation


added a help popup to the font testdrives that explains CSS @font-face embedding.

Feb22012

Comment on fonts


Added a function for commenting on fonts.

Jan292012

Download pages


Created single download pages with more details on each font. There is also CSS @font-face test drive for some of the most recently uploaded fonts.

Jan142012

FAQ


Updated design and content of the FAQ.

Jan102012

Tools


The 'software' page with tools for creating, editing and managing fonts is now finally available in English language.

Jan82012

Facebook


Added the Facebook "like"
Button to the title bar.

Jan72012

Improved navigation


The alphabetical pages now have an additional link on the bottom, leading to the fonts starting with the next letter in the alphabet.

Jan62012

Font on the main page


The index page now show the most recent font addition.

Jan62012

Categorizing the Fonts by Style


Finished categorizing the fonts by styles. Almost all of the typefaces can now be found in one or more of the new categories.

Jan62012

Font starting with "P"


Harmonized the previews for 'P' to be used on white background and to suit listing on author and style pages.

Dec252011

Score linked sites


Added a feature for simple positive scoring of Links. To rate, give a star by clicking on Gefällt mir next to the description. The links are ordered descendingly by the number of stars given.

Dec252011

Blog / News


Implemented PHP/mySQL for this news blog. This makes it easier for me to manage German and English language news.

Dec222011

Fonts by style


Thanks to a new tagging mechanism, the fonts can now also be showed sorted by style. Some work still has to be done categorizing all the fonts, but it already works quite well. Set the site version to 2.5.

Dec162011

Myfonts.com


Improved internal search engine so that hits from Myfonts.com will be displayed in case nothing could be found on Fontasy.

Dec152011

Popular search queries


Added a cloud for popular search queries. The search terms are counted and the collected data is displayed as a tag cloud on the search page. The cloud also contains the number of times a search has been performed and the number of results it yields.

Dec92011

Search bar & OS-dependent help


Added Google search bar on the main page. Modernised the help page. It now automatically detects the visitor's OS and shows the best available information for this OS.

Dec82011

Improved database structure


Improved the database. The queries now use a LEFT JOIN of the designer table on the font table, following the original 2008 database concept. This led to some errors on font subpages today.

Dec42011

Dynamic change between languages


Set up a dynamic language switch between German and English . The language can now be changed without leaving the current page - in case you find a navigation error: drop me a line.

Dec32011

Link exchange page


Updated the link exchange page. It now features the logo and is also available in an English language version.

Dec22011

Links 2.0


Remade the links section. It is now generated from the database, making addition of links more easy. Moreover, all the links now have English descriptions, too.

Dec22011

Spam in the guestbook


Removed "Homepage" from both the entry form and the display script of the guestbook, as this field was used too much by commercial sites to improve their search engine ranking by placing their link.

Dec12011

Designer cloud


Using a tricky mySQL query joining the font table with the designer table to generate a tag cloud for the authors of the fonts showed on Fontasy. You can find it here.



Nov292011

Number of fonts per initial letter


Improved the script for alphabetic font display so that the pages all display the total number of fonts beginning with the respective letter.

Nov282011

Date with CSS


New CSS-style for showing the dates in the news archive. For experimental reasons also applied it on some of the last entries.

Nov272011

Peter Wiegel


Finally added some of Peter Wiegels latest work to the archive. These new fonts can be found here. Many thanks to the designer Peter Wiegel who always offers his high quality fonts for free. Many even contain ligatures or even a Greek and / or Cyrillic character set!

Nov262011

Cyrillic and Greek


Following an advice from Peter Wiegel from more than two years ago I added two columns to the database and prepared the font viewing script to mark fonts that contain a Greek and / or Cyrillic character set. The database entries still have to be made, except for the Maass Slicer, where it's already done


Oct152011

fontvir:us


About a week ago, xero of fontvir:us invited me to add some of his fonts to the archive. I accepted it and also fixed some tiny database problems.

Dec232008

English version Fontasy.org


My christmas present: a 'slim' English language version of Fontasy.de, Fontasy.org, is back online. As my mother tongue is German, please correct me as you find my mistakes.

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