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README.md

TDF Type Tester

TDF Type Tester is a flexible display for the numerouse features available in a typeface.
Made specifically for TDF.

As seen on The Designers Foundry.
https://www.thedesignersfoundry.com/products/finkl-pro

Image of Tester 1 Image of Tester 2

License

Copyright 2015 Quinn Keaveney.
Feel free to look, learn, comment or criticize. If you want a private license or support please contact me independently.

Table of contents

Quick Start

<!-- Dependencies -->
<script src="//code.jquery.com/jquery-1.11.3.min.js"></script>
<script src="//code.jquery.com/ui/1.11.4/jquery-ui.js"></script>
<link rel="stylesheet" href="//code.jquery.com/ui/1.11.4/themes/smoothness/jquery-ui.css">
<script src="https://zachleat.github.io/BigText/dist/bigtext.js"></script>

<!-- Call The Type Tester -->
<section class="typeTester" font="atc_timberline" text="Try ATC Timberline" align="center" weight="400" weightoptions="true" weightselection="Light:100, wonka do:400, Black:800" tracking="0" trackingoptions="siq" italic="yup" italicoptions="ok" singlelineoptions="true" size="90" sizeoptions="cool" opt="dlig" optoptions="dlig, hlig" singleline="true" alignoptions="true"></section>

<!-- Call Type Tester Function -->
<script src="build/js/typeTester.js"></script>

<!-- Call Type Tester Style -->
<link href="build/css/style.css" rel="stylesheet" type="text/css"  media="all"  />

Example

Simple Example

<section class="typeTester" ></section>

One Feature Example

<section class="typeTester" size="20" ></section>

Multiple Feature Example

<section class="typeTester" font="atc_timberline" singleline="true" text="Try ATC Timberline" align="center" alignoptions="true" weight="400" weightoptions="true" weightselection="Light:100, wonka do:400, Black:800" tracking="0" trackingoptions="siq" italic="yup" italicoptions="ok" singlelineoptions="true" size="90" sizeoptions="cool" opt="dlig" optoptions="dlig, hlig" ></section>

Options

All options are chosen by defining an attribute and feeding it a string.

W A R N I N G.
The attribute names are case specific.

font

Sets the font-family that the tester looks for. Default is "'Fakta Grotesk', 'Helvetica Neue', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif".

font="atc_timberline"

text

Sets the placeholder text of the tester Default is "Try Typing Here..." but if you define the font it is "'Try' + font " .

text="Happy New Years!"

size

Sets initial size for tester. Size is set in pixels via font-size. Default is 40.

size="22"

sizeoptions

Allows slider bar for size. Default is false.

sizeoptions="true"

tracking

Sets initial tracking for tester. Tracking is set in em via letter-spacing. You may choose between -0.25 –> 1. Default is 0.

tracking="0.8"

trackingoptions

Allows slider bar for tracking. Default is false.

trackingoptions="true"

weight

Sets initial weight for tester. Weight is set on a 100 –> 900 scale via font-weight. Default is 400.

weight="800"

weightoptions

Allows slider bar for weight. Default is false.

weightoptions="true"

weightselections

Sets slider bar's options for weight. Default is 100 -> 900.

weightselections="Light:100, Book:400, Black:800"

align

Sets initial alignment for tester. Align is set via text-align. Requires a set size. You may chose left, center, or right. Default is left.

align="right"

alignoptions

Sets slider bar's options for alignment. Default is false.

alignoptions="true"

italic

Sets italic for tester. Italic is set via font-style. Default is false.

italic="true"

italicoptions

Allows switch for italic. Default is false.

italicoptions="true"

singleline

Sets initial wordwrap for tester. Singleline is set via white-space. Requires a set size. Default is false.

singleline="true"

singlelineoptions

Allows switch for singleline / wordwrap. Default is false.

singlelineoptions="true"

opt

Sets initial Open Type Feature for tester. OPT is set via font-feature-settings. Default is none.

opt="dlig"

optoptions

Allows dropdown for Open Type Features. Default is false.

optoptions="dlig, hlig"

True or False

You can also set any of the above options with a variety of true or false terms. Cool right?

True could be "yes", "true", "hawt", "yup", "yep", "siq", "swell", "chiller", "ok", "!", "fine", "right", "good", "aye", "indubitably", "sure", "yeah", "yay", etc...

False could be "sus", "no", "nah", "nvm", "false", "rathernot", "nope", "naaah", "naah", "bye", "fart", "sans", "terminal".

Dependencies

A short list of depencencies for the project.

Jquery

http://jquery.com/download/

<script src="//code.jquery.com/jquery-1.11.3.min.js"></script>

Jquery UI

http://jquery.com/download/

<script src="//code.jquery.com/ui/1.11.4/jquery-ui.js"></script>
<link rel="stylesheet" href="//code.jquery.com/ui/1.11.4/themes/smoothness/jquery-ui.css">

Big Text

https://github.com/zachleat/BigText

<script src="https://zachleat.github.io/BigText/dist/bigtext.js"></script>

You can add them all by just copying this

<script src="//code.jquery.com/jquery-1.11.3.min.js"></script>
<script src="//code.jquery.com/ui/1.11.4/jquery-ui.js"></script>
<link rel="stylesheet" href="//code.jquery.com/ui/1.11.4/themes/smoothness/jquery-ui.css">
<script src="https://zachleat.github.io/BigText/dist/bigtext.js"></script>

Ramp Up

Install node if you haven't already http://nodejs.org/

Install grunt (via terminal) http://gruntjs.com/getting-started

npm install -g grunt-cli

Setting up grunt

# set current directory
cd projectDirectory

# install packages
npm install

Using grunt

# Run Grunt and grunt watch
grunt && grunt watch

You're all set!

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