22 comments

  • Dan GDan G, over 7 years ago

    This is fantastic. Instantly replaces WhatFont.

    5 points
    • David BroderickDavid Broderick, over 7 years ago

      Not bashing this at all, but I'm genuinely curious to know what this does better than WhatFont? It looks great, but WhatFont also provides leading, color, etc.

      I feel like I'm missing something :)

      0 points
      • Justin Van SlembrouckJustin Van Slembrouck, over 7 years ago

        Thanks for the feedback. WhatFont is a really useful tool. With Type Sample I've tried to automate some things that always found myself doing, as well identify font.

        Type Sample lets you type in your own text, change the size, and save an image of what you type. Were you able to do that successfully?

        Also, as often as we can, Type Sample will tell you the actual name of the font and link to the foundry/service (Webtype, Typekit, Hoefler, etc).

        0 points
        • Clark WimberlyClark Wimberly, over 7 years ago

          Pleasantly surprised to see you supporting extra foundries. My site uses a bunch of Hoefler fonts and my mind was all "let's see this shit work on my site". And then it did. Very well.

          Well played sir!

          2 points
  • Justin Van SlembrouckJustin Van Slembrouck, over 7 years ago

    Thanks, Allan for adding Type Sample. Very excited to launch this.

    5 points
  • Kerem SuerKerem Suer, over 7 years ago

    This is unbelievably cool! LOVE IT!

    2 points
  • Artem TitoulenkoArtem Titoulenko, over 7 years ago

    Very cool! It's fun to dig around websites and quickly see the fonts they use and save them for later.

    1 point
  • Kevin RabinovichKevin Rabinovich, over 7 years ago

    This is awesome!

    0 points
  • Matthew FaragMatthew Farag, over 7 years ago

    How does it save images of the type? Client-side or server-side?

    0 points
  • Az aahAz aah, over 7 years ago

    Great work! Only request would be an immediate close option. Adding colour and leading similar to WhatFont would be a bonus. WhatFont bookmarklet hasn't been launching reliably for me recently so thanks for an alternative!

    0 points
    • Justin Van SlembrouckJustin Van Slembrouck, over 7 years ago

      Thanks for the feedback, Aaron. Not the first request I've heard for seeing color. There's no close button right now, but ESC key will close it.

      0 points
  • Al HaighAl Haigh, over 7 years ago

    Absolutely something I've been needing. Fantastic work!

    One thing though is the type sample looks a bit fuzzy on my Retina Mac. I assume you're across this. Is it a limitation in the way in which you save the type sample?

    0 points
  • Sjoerd van RijenSjoerd van Rijen, over 7 years ago

    Awesome work Justin, thanks!

    0 points
    • Justin Van SlembrouckJustin Van Slembrouck, over 7 years ago

      You're welcome! Send me any feedback/issues/ideas.

      0 points
      • Sjoerd van RijenSjoerd van Rijen, over 7 years ago (edited over 7 years ago )

        It would be awesome (if possible) that you could write a text on your Sample page and all the fonts will adjust to that. So that, for example with branding, you get a nice overview. :)

        0 points
  • muhammad usmanmuhammad usman, over 7 years ago

    I think this a lot! Thanks!

    0 points