<del>Some fonts are ALL CAPS or all lower case and when the name uses characters from the other, it looks bad, usually with big blank squares. Allow us the option to display the font name in all upper case for cap/initial fonts or all lower case (usually for ding bats, as well as some lower case fonts).
Then there are fonts with numbers or punctuation in the name, and no such characters supported in the font, so allow us the option of supressing the non-alpha numeric characters (print a space, instead).
So, each font would have 3 checkboxes to force lower case or upper case or supress non-alpha characters.
I ask this because I am picky and I want the catalog to look nice.</del>
Allow us up to 3 links per font artist/studio so that we can link back to their profile/website/blog/studio. Have that load in with the font details (visit artist's website/profile/studio/blog).
I'd like to have more templates available to me and the user can select his/her preference. My archive only had blue, and I already have another couple of designs I'd like to try out.
The ability to refresh the cashed rendered image for specific fonts that didn't render right.
Ability to add a custom page using fields for page name, page title, page description, page keywords, and an rte like CK Editor or Tiny MCE or Yahoo RTE (or give us the choice of our preference) for the content. This will allow us to put up font install/making tutorials, Site News, extra resources, etc...
Sitemap would be a great thing, yes.
Allow site membership & an elevated status for authorized font artists/submitters to log in (automatic approval but admin still gets to deny the submission).
Allow custom text in font description for admin's notes.
Have a quick license overview (freeware for personal use / shareware for commercial use / freeware including commercial use / demo font (not complete).
Admin can note if a Mac version of the font is included.
LOL... that would be nice, but I think you are doing great, this is what I wanted for some time.
Yup. Also, with the bulk upload, there are certain fonts that are supposed to be distributed together. So one archive should contain, say, 4 different versions of one font (regular, bold, italic, bold italic). They are freeware fonts and we are allowed to distribute them as long as we keep the archive (all versions of the fonts) intact. When we break them up, we breach that agreement, so the system should be able to dig out all 4 fonts (or however many there are) from 1 archive, create previews for each, group them together with a note on each details page that it is a part of the one archive (only one download necessary to get all the fonts).
BlueStone & Xeranthemum is another such example, two and different good freeware fonts but the author wants them distributed together.
Believe me, you are doing a great job. I thank you.
Just so I don't forget later down the road, when we approve a font for public download it would be great to have the app automatically post to our Facebook/Twitter (etc...) account with the new font name, its link and the categories it is in.
Now, here's a really advanced request, this would be for something that costs a lot of money... integration with font forge to not only support opentype, but to manipulate the fonts through scripts, export other versions (that are supported by that particular install of fontforge, as each feature requires its supported libraries and proper configurations). This could go so far as to add graphic effects or HTML5 canvas effects to the preview images (suck as bevels or drop shadows).
Oh, OK, just wishful thinking, but I would drop more cash for opentype support, and more for one with scripted format conversions and the like.
Just saying. Most of us would probably have to get our own dedicated linux server for such features, but I would love to try something like that.
<del>another issue is that,
when some1 upload a font, Admin doesnt know in which categories did he uploaded in, also admin cant change its category
my suggestion was that
1) Admin can able to change the categories before/after accepting the font
2) on the website, beside number of downloads, it should be written that in which this font is located in</del>
Have some Suggestions:
1) Register/Login field for people to register and upload font under his name
2) A mini Profile of registered Account where his Website link, paypal email address(for donation) Facebook page and twitter page are allowed ( add placement setting for Members profile page too)
3) Auto Generate sitemap.xml (keep updating its self)
4) A Page Numbering for Latest Fonts, example (Page no 1,2,3,4,5,6....and so on) so if i uploaded 100 Fonts in a single day, my visitors have an option to go back and download from where he left
5) IN new version u can add custom text for a specific font, thats a gr8 feature but when a visitor comes on to a website and want to custom preview his/her text then the custom text that Admin entered it dosent change
a Small Check Box in inside Edit font in admin panel, if admin check this box then visitors Cant Change Custom preview of this specific font
Check this Box if you dont want visitors to change it with there own custom text preview of this Font ( or something like that )
6) A donation Button beside download of the Member who uploaded that font, and a paypal email address is entered in his/her profile
Thats all for now, Waitting for another Update, please keep updating monthly
Here are some new features that I hope will be the next update.
New features in the Admin page:
1: Editing comments that users have posted.
2: Imports I have a black list of banned IP number.
3: Bad word list for comments, etc. ..
4: Importing new fonts, one font at a time, or a list of fonts.
5: Auto generate sitemap.xml
6: A Donation Button for web page (to apply to the entire website).
7: When a writer submit a font so he Should be Able to choose to have a donation button visible at the font.
This will link to his e-mail Paypal. Here it should be a choice in the admin so I (webmaster) can get a small commission on donations amount.
8: More template options and cache options, timers, etc.
9: A function so that a user can enter a text and then create a log with slightly different effects. This would make the page more interesting for visitors ... or another similar function, all to get something extra ....
Thanks for a great script - I hope that some of these features in the next update
another change need is:
when we go to any category, the font is alphabetic wise so the latest font that has uploaded on that category doesn't appear, i want admin and Visitor should have an option to filter fonts in this category by
Alphabetic(a-z and z-a)
note: these filer will do in the current category,
Admin should have an option to make Default Filter of each category