Friday, August 14th, 2009

Fontplore: A crazy table UI to check out fonts

Category: Fun

Christian Hertlein and Marcus Paeschke spent their summer creating Fontplore an experiment that allows you to explore the world of fonts using an interactive table and some funky objects to represent navigation and actions.

The application running on the table is written in Java (using the NetBeans IDE) and based on the Processing framework. We use a MySQL Server for our database and the Processing SQLibrary to connect to it. The communication with the table runs over the TUIO protocol and uses the Processing TUIO Client. Mathematik – a part of the gestalt framework was very helpful for vector math and we have to thank Rob van der Woude for his PrintPDF batchfile.

Posted by Dion Almaer at 9:07 am
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OMG! brain.steal();

Comment by sixtyseconds — August 14, 2009

I don’t get it.
How do you get to the actual Fontplore page?

Comment by Jaaap — August 14, 2009

Fixed backgrounds (or indeed anything) are soooo web 1.0.

Comment by Darkimmortal — August 14, 2009

@Darkimmortal – I’d say it’s more Web 1.5

Comment by WillPeavy — August 17, 2009

@Everyone – I’d say it’s largely irrelevant! :P

Comment by sixtyseconds — August 18, 2009

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