WEB My latest creation, can you break it? v. FONT SITE? :o

Discussion in 'OT Technology' started by Josh, Jun 19, 2008.

  1. Josh

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    So check this out:

    http://www.freefontsdb.com

    Free fonts, blah blah blah... nothing new?

    Well I added a packaging system to it. I hate going to a font site and having to download every font 1 at a time, unzip, dig around and try to put them in the system folder. So for my site I allow users to create a 'bag' with all of the fonts they like on the site and download them in a single zip file, with the .ttf files in the same folder for a quick and clean install to their system. Check it out and see if you can break it!
     
  2. Josh

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    Oh btw it is not done, I just cranked out the main features. I'm going to add the standard features like making a sample image with your own text etc...

    Any other ideas would be appreciated tho!
     
  3. mondaynightmike

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    will book mark as most free font sites have loads of popups and shit download links :o
     
  4. Josh

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    I won't have any popups, but I do have some ad program I made that will be going all over the site :o
     
  5. Josh

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    When you use it let me know if there are any bugs generating your package
     
  6. EkriirkE

    EkriirkE Zika Xenu OT Supporter

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    When you have a multi-page section, the current page number should not be linked but emphasized.
    You should also include a "Download count" next to each font
    When a user ranks a font, log the IP to help prevent rating saturation by people who click, refresh,click, etc
     
  7. Josh

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    1 and 2 are good ideas, and in the works.

    #3 actually is in place, i just don't query the database on a reload to see if they already rated it to not display the link, but it will only let them vote once.

    Im specifically trying to see if anyone can break the bag system, seems solid though.

     
  8. EkriirkE

    EkriirkE Zika Xenu OT Supporter

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    Oh, I thought that was one of your 'in the works' - it didnt work for me earlier, but i just tried now and it worked. Great idea! but see if you can reduce the number of clicks to get the download initiated that'd be cool

    Also, "PartyBaloons", "Pegasus Regular" are listed twice
     
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  9. Josh

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    Cool thanks for pointing that out. I still have to go through all 8000+ of them and delete dups and the ones with shitty image previews.
     
  10. EkriirkE

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    I found out why your bag didn't work for me before, it required cookies. Put some kind of javascript and cookie detection in and warn users about limited functionality
     
  11. Josh

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    It is using $_SESSION vars in PHP. Does a browser have to enable cookies for sessions as well?
     
  12. EkriirkE

    EkriirkE Zika Xenu OT Supporter

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    Apparently to use your font bag, yeah

    FF3, noscript & cookiesafe
    scripts enabled for you
    cookies not = no items in bag
     
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    I'm not going to go to your site, but it's a great idea cause I hate that shit too. :hs:
     
  14. trev.the.enemy

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    Categories is spelled improperly. :hsugh:
     
  15. SLED

    SLED build an idiot proof device and someone else will

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    yes. PHP stores the session ID in a cookie.
     
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    not really broke, but I doubt you intended for your ads and message section to be at the very bottom:
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    It's only that way on the main page.


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  18. marcom10

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    Good idea with the bagging system, I hate downloading each....

    On the other hand it could use a re-design..hit me up if you need a design :cool:

    (i once had a font site that i should have never let go of :wtc: )
     
  19. Koltas

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    This is a great idea... I'll be frequenting that site a ton.
     

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