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Fontdeck: Realign not Redesign

Paul Robert Lloyd
February 12, 2011

Fontdeck: Realign not Redesign

Presentation for Multipack Presents: Show & Tell.

Paul Robert Lloyd

February 12, 2011

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  1. Fontdeck Realign, not redesign Paul Lloyd, User Experience Designer Multipack

    Presents: Show and Tell Saturday 12 February 2011
  2. Who? ‣ Announced: May 2009 ‣ Private Beta: January 2010

    ‣ Launched: June 2010 Idea conceived by Richard Rutter (Clearleft) and Jon Tan (OmniTI) at SXSW in March 2009.
  3. ‣ 550+ typefaces and counting… ‣ 26 foundries—some exclusive to

    Fontdeck ‣ Prices start at $2.99/year. Average price ~$7.50/year ‣Try any font for free for an unlimited time What?
  4. A difficult birth

  5. Homepage

  6. Huh? — Potential Customers Why is Fontdeck different? How much

    does it cost?
  7. “Purveyors of the finest webfonts” Fontdeck is the professional webfont

    solution; easy to use yet flexible enough to meet the real needs of designers.
  8. Revised homepage based on the work of our hackday

  9. “Low hanging fruit” “Quick wins” These don’t exist!

  10. The challenge Provide an holistic design direction that could be

    implemented in stages.
  11. The Realignment

  12. Goal Communicate professionalism of the service and the quality of

    our library.
  13. PRIMARY COLOURS FONT CATEGORIES Links Slab Serif Sans Serif Serif

    Non Latin Display Script SECONDARY COLOURS
  14. Ag Adelle Bold ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz 0123456789 Adelle Light ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz

    0123456789 Ag PT Sans Bold ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz 0123456789 PT Sans Regular ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz 0123456789 Georgia ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz 0123456789 Lucida Grande ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz 0123456789 HEADINGS BODY COPY
  15. Typeface (before)

  16. Font specimen (before)

  17. Font specimen (after)

  18. Typeface (after)

  19. Goal Better communicate how the service works and how much

    it costs to use.
  20. About Fontdeck (before)

  21. About Fontdeck (after)

  22. Pricing page

  23. Homepage

  24. Goal Greater prominence for foundries and type designers.

  25. Designs (before)

  26. Designers (after)

  27. Something magical happened! We got excited about our product again.

  28. Refining the homepage

  29. James’ original homepage design from the hackday

  30. Iteration 1

  31. Iteration 2

  32. Iteration 3

  33. Iteration 4

  34. Iteration 5

  35. Iteration 6

  36. Iteration 7

  37. Iteration 8

  38. Did we realign… or redesign? You decide!

  39. ‣ fontdeck.com / @fontdeck ‣ paulrobertlloyd.com / @paulrobertlloyd Thank you!