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Main navigation improved

News | | September 22nd, 2009

As some of you probably noticed, we have recently improved the main navigation of the FontStruct website.

The main menu now includes a link to FontStruct Live, and My FontStruct, Gallery and Support now show quick links to internal pages of the FontStruct website.


The latest FontStruct news, the Top Picks gallery and your own FontStructions are now just one click away!


  1. Magic Sam

    Very clear & useful! I like it.

    Magic Sam — September 22, 2009 #

  2. Magic Sam

    I just noticed that the “Top Downloads” section is incomplete. It doesn´t show Fontstructions with more than 1000 Downloads (AriaPenciroman, Sessions, etc.), as far as I can see…?

    Magic Sam — September 22, 2009 #

  3. aphoria

    @Magic Sam

    The same thing happened to me. Once I clicked the Update button it took me to the top of the list (Structurosa with 6254 downloads, WOW!).

    – aphoria — September 22, 2009 #

  4. Cayo

    ♫ I have to admit it’s getting better ♫
    ♫ getting better all the time ♫

    – Cayo — September 22, 2009 #

  5. meek

    Good catch MagicSam. The link wasn’t quite right. It should work properly now.

    meek — September 22, 2009 #

  6. fontcollector

    Thanks so much for adding the Live tab at the top of each page. And what I appreciate even more is that when we wish to move from the FontStructor to My FontStruct, we are now taken to the page of the font we’ve just been creating or editing, rather than page 1 of all our FontStructions. It saves a great deal of loading time. Please keep up the fine work!

    – fontcollector — September 23, 2009 #

  7. p2pnut

    Thanks for all the hard work peeps … the changes are great.

    – p2pnut — September 23, 2009 #

  8. Gazek

    Yup, this is way easier. Love it.

    I know this is really offtopic, But I’ve made a fontstruct forum!! Check it out here:

    I’m looking for moderators, so email me at if you wanna be one.

    Gazek — September 27, 2009 #

  9. Gazek

    Whoops, sorry. Here is the correct link.

    I put in the wrong link, sorry.

    Gazek — September 27, 2009 #

  10. fontcollector

    Maybe I spoke too soon. Upon exiting the FontStructor, I’m now being taken to page 1 of my fonts, instead of the home page of the font on which I was working. This was how the system worked before the last series of enhancements. What happened? I’m not complaining, but the new method was so much faster and better. Or am I simply imagining the whole thing?

    – fontcollector — September 29, 2009 #

  11. Gustavo Ferreira

    @Fontcollector: You are right. I have just experienced something similar — after closing FontStructor I was taken to the last font I was looking at before FontStructing (which wasn’t even one of mine). I’ll have a look at it asap. Thanks for reporting!

    Gustavo Ferreira — September 30, 2009 #

  12. p2pnut

    Well done Gazek. I had thought about setting up a forum … you have actually got round to doing it :)

    Now we need a lot of the regulars at FS to sign up and help make it work.

    – p2pnut — September 30, 2009 #

  13. meek

    @fontcollector – the new behavior wasn’t intended, although I can see that it would be useful. Clicking MyFontStruct should take you back to your list of FontStructions, as it always has done. There’s obviously a little bug here. I haven’t been able to reproduce it yet. If anyone does, please let us know.

    meek — September 30, 2009 #

  14. funk_king

    i’ve experienced this also. it’s rather a minor problem and didn’t think it was a bug, but had something to do with opening multiple windows containing fs pages, and even though you might work on a FSion, it still displays the last page in your cache, yada yada :) a bigger problem for me is only 370 of my fonts are displayed when i filter on downloads or otherwise. my more recent work is not showing up. can this be fixed?

    – funk_king — September 30, 2009 #

  15. Rob Meek (meek)

    @funk_king. There are some limits on the search function, although you should get up to 500 results. I can see I’m going to have to raise that limit for you soon ;-) But you should get more than 370 already. Note taken. I’ll fix it when I have time.

    Rob Meek (meek) — September 30, 2009 #

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    – funk_king — September 30, 2009 #

  17. fontcollector

    Thanks for investigating the bugs, Gustavo and Rob. While you’re at it, here’s an odd one that occurs frequently when I sign in. The first page of my fonts will appear, including my newest FS, but my second or third most recent font isn’t there. Sometimes the invisible font’s tags are mixed with those belonging to the following FS! Scrolling down confirms the fact that only 9 fonts are displayed on that page. If the missing FS is the one I want to edit, I’ve found it necessary to click either the PAGE 2 or NEXT button, wait for that page to load, and then scroll down and click the PAGE 1 button. (Note that clicking the PREVIOUS button or simply going back a page has not solved this conundrum.) Refreshing or reloading the first page might work, but I haven’t tried that yet. And I should add that this anomaly hasn’t happened to me for a couple of days, so maybe it has already been addressed. Sorry to be so talkative, but it’s difficult to describe some of these glitches without presenting the excruciating details.

    – fontcollector — September 30, 2009 #

  18. p2pnut

    I have had the same thing happen (as fontcollector). It seems to always have been the case and has happened to me as recently as today. I guess it’s just one of those anomalies that happen.

    It’s still a fantastic program and I love it despite its little foibles :)

    – p2pnut — September 30, 2009 #

  19. funk_king

    the ‘public view’ page navigation needs some enhancements. it looks like the fonts are listed by ‘last edit’ date. it would be nice to have the filters available on this page as well or at least maybe little buttons to select ‘view by download’, ‘view by ratings’, etc. having so many fonts, i’m sure if someone checked my page, they would have no idea what the hell is going on. at least with ‘top download’ or ‘top ratings’, you get a sense of some type of order. viewing by last edit date may be useful for us FSers, but i don’t think so for the general font public.

    – funk_king — October 1, 2009 #

  20. fontcollector

    Rob/Gustavo: I’ve just managed to identify and recreate the circumstances under which I’m able to transfer directly from the FontStructor to the homepage of my current font, which I prefer, and not to Page 1 of all my fonts. Here’s how it goes:

    1. Sometimes the FontStructor’s Save command stops working. It announces that the save was successful, but the red asterisk following the font’s name returns immediately, and the Save button also becomes black again, rather than gray. If I exit in such a situation, the usual window appears warning that there are unsaved changes. Clicking the Save button in this window, even when that command still appears to be malfunctioning, will send me to the given font’s homepage, where the changes in question have in fact been saved.

    2. Even when the Save function is working perfectly, I’ve been able to replicate the above circumstances very simply. When I’m finished editing my font successfully, I purposely add a random block to any glyph, and then immediately undo or erase it. Then I click the MyFontStruct button without saving the last two intentionally bogus changes. When the warning window opens, I click Save, and presto! I’m returned to the font’s homepage as desired.

    3. To verify all of this, I created a new font. When my tests were done, and I was sent to the new font’s homepage, I clicked Delete. Instead of returning to Page 1 of my fonts as usual, I was sent back to the page that’s used for creating and naming a new FS. This is a further timesaver, since it loads much faster than my font listings, and I can proceed quickly to the Blog, Live, or Sign Out.

    Even if you locate and exterminate the bugs involved here, I fervently hope we’ll always be able to use the simple technique I’ve just described. Rob, you’ve already commented that you can see how this shortcut would be helpful.

    Many thanks, as always!

    – fontcollector — October 2, 2009 #

  21. starburst

    This is great. It’s much easier to get to places quickly now. I miss being able to return to the homepage after you first sign in, though.

    starburst — October 3, 2009 #

  22. Gustavo Ferreira

    Hi starbust — you can go to the homepage by clicking on the FontStruct logo.

    Gustavo Ferreira — October 5, 2009 #

  23. Gustavo Ferreira

    @fontcollector: Thanks for the detailed report, this is useful. I can confirm the problem with latest edited FontStruction temporaily disappearing from listing.

    @funk_king: You are right, I can imagine your pain. I dream of being able to group FontStructions into folders/families. Let’s see what we can do. :-)

    Gustavo Ferreira — October 5, 2009 #

  24. dapizz

    i just signed up and started and this thing is so great for creating banners and headers for wordpress blogz

    dapizz — October 6, 2009 #

  25. starburst

    Oh, I see. Thanks, gferreira:)

    starburst — October 10, 2009 #

  26. p2pnut

    Sorry if this comes under the wrong heading … perhaps we could do with a ‘General Comments’ category here.

    The ability to copy and paste between FSions is just so useful – I have been using it a lot lately. However, there is one little anomaly that might have given some people a slight problem and make them think that copy and paste isn’t working. I thought it might be helpful to bring it to people’s attention.

    The work copied from one font cannot be pasted straight into the same character in the second font … i.e. from A to A. Simply clicking on a different character (B for instance)and then back to the required character (A) allows you to paste.

    – p2pnut — October 15, 2009 #