by Patrick Ilagan . April 5th, 2014
Back in 1989 where gargantuan floppy disks where still considered as revolutionary, Erik and Joan Spiekermann signed contracts with the top dogs of type foundries to create the first independent retailer of digital type. Fontshop may have come a long way but they are in essence still the same, answering phones and still delivering high quality typefaces. Just recently Fontshop launched a new website which they dubbed as the next Fontshop website. This is why in this edition of Awesome Web Design of the Week we are going to take a little tour on the next Fontshop website.
By the looks of it Fontshop has not only outdone themselves again but they have improved and added a whole lot of features to feature different font foundries, typefaces and their respective designers. One thing is for certain, any typography nut is going to love the overall look and functionality of the website. While it still retained the yellow, black and white color scheme, the new website is now much spacious than before. On top of that, it sports a responsive design which helps a lot specially if you have to compare different typefaces side by side but you don’t have the liberty of multiple monitors.
Aside from the spacious layout and responsive design, the website has upgraded some of their old features. Not only that the designers, font families and font foundry pages are updated but the content in the pages are better. The content contained in these pages are not only chunkier but it is a lot more interactive and more visual. The pages for the font families are not only better in terms of presentation but it allows the user to test drive the font and see examples of how it was used. We also like the neat little details like a separate scroll bar on the bottom left that lets the users jump from one section to another.
We highly suggest that you folks check out Fontshops’s new website and give it a spin. What do you guys think? Do share your thoughts at the comment below!
Patrick Jude Ilagan is a graphic designer/photographer hailing from the vast jungles of urban Manila. Always on the look out for visually appealing stuff he scours the internet and the bustling city in search of inspiration. His tools for mass creation is a Canon 500D along with a wide array of lights and lenses plus a 4 year old (but still fighting) laptop. Check out his work on Tumblr.
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