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Happy Holidays 2015

News | | December 23rd, 2015

Dear FontStructors,

Thank you all for another wonderful year of FontStructing.

Happy Holidays 2015

▲ Fontstructions used: Ugly Sweater by LexKominek, AT Casterly Rock by architaraz, fs accordian by ETHproductions, and firiations and brickface both by four.

A lot has changed over the year on FontStruct.com with an overhaul of most of the pages on the site including the Gallery pages, the My FontStruct pages, and the FontStruction home pages. We also recently gave FontStruct a real search engine for the first time, making our searches many times faster and more accurate than before. FontStruct was first launched over 7 years ago and much of our existing code was outdated and hindering attempts at improvement, so many of the changes that have appeared on the site this year are really just the starting points for, hopefully, many more enhancements in the years to come. Our focus on updating the site in 2015 has, unfortunately, meant no competitions this year. That will change in the first quarter of 2016.

The next big change on the site will be the development of a new HTML5 version of the FontStructor itself. This is also planned for 2016.

Great News!

One final  piece of great news to end the year with is that our generous sponsors FontShop have agreed to continue their sponsorship deal for 2016. Thank you FontShop!

Happy Holidays to everyone and see you in 2016!

PS: You’ll find a few new, vaguely-festive bricks at the bottom of the brick palette in the FontStructor.

 


7 Comments

  1. winty5

    Thanks Mr.Meek! I can see these new bricks being quite useful. Looking forward to the competition as well :)

    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

    winty5 — December 23, 2015 #

  2. laynecom

    Thank you, Rob and all the best to you, too. Looking forward to the new Fontstructor. Thank you for all the work you put into this awesome platform.

    laynecom — December 23, 2015 #

  3. cablecomputer

    What an effort you has put for us, type enthusiasts, Rob. Thank you for the year. Looking forward for future improvements and euphorias :)

    Hoping for the better and better FS each year!

    cablecomputer — December 24, 2015 #

  4. p2pnut

    Seasons Greetings and a Happy Hogmanay Rob.

    This community has so much to thank you for … words just don’t express it all.

    Thank you also to FontShop for their continuing generosity.

    p2pnut — December 24, 2015 #

  5. architaraz

    Glad to hear awesome news!

    Happy Holidays to everybody!

    architaraz — December 24, 2015 #

  6. four

    Happy Holidays everyone!

    Fontstruct just keeps getting better, thanks Rob, thanks FontShop!

    four — December 26, 2015 #

  7. elmoyenique

    Great work with FS, dear boss. I’m with the people: Thanks to you and of course to FontShop for this pretty gift called FontStruct.

    elmoyenique — January 3, 2016 #