Louis Simoneau

Ruby, OOP, TDD, Remote Work, Miscellany

I Love the Internet: Simple Font Stack Tester

I blogged about testing font stacks earlier this week at SitePoint, and pointed out a very early-days project on GitHub that seemed to be a first stab at developing a tool to simplify this kind of testing. Today I received an email from a reader, who apparently registered http://fontstacktester.com and set up a web-based interface for doing just that in the intervening time. The tool is an adaptation of the script I had found on GitHub, except that you can just plug your website address into a box and you’ll be transported there, except with an overlay at the top that lets you switch off every font on your site individually to see if it breaks anything.

Here’s what it looks like running against this site:

Kudos to Chris for getting this thing up and running so quickly!