On Various Paid Font Websites We Often See Font Preview Tools. Here is Basics To Help You To Create a PHP Font Preview Web Tool for Your Need. It is challenging to get a ready to use Font Preview Web Tool library written in PHP as Free Software. The reason is not exactly the technical difficulty. There are certain limitations of the concept of those typical font preview tools seen on font selling websites.
PHP Font Preview Web Tool : How Exactly The Things Works
PHP can be used to create image files in any of the commonly used format. What we see on a typical font selling website is the Text to Image rendering in real time. It is not difficult to do in PHP excluding the real time part. There is an excellent demo by Ashley Ford :
Author of this article has the clone on Github – https://github.com/Abhishek-Ghosh/Text-to-Image without any alteration of any part for personal usage. You can use it as using git will be easier for work. You can see the Demo on Ashley Ford’s website. It does the basic work of rendering Font to Image.
Second part is absent – Font Selection. You can include this jQuery tool :
The closed sourced font selling websites – all has same kind of features, is not it? They possibly share some common paid software that works with API based system. They are selling Closed Source thing, they do not have the Free Software License, so the selling website might not have the font at all. Possibly you want a library to showcase your own work, then you already have the Fonts. You have use typical HTML dropdown menu and use that Font Chooser tool.Advertisement
PHP Font Preview Web Tool : We Have Some Ready To Use If Your Library Is Limited
The typical font preview tools seen on font selling websites are exactly the opposite of the Free Software concept. Such kind of stuffs are actually available :
In that way, we have WordPress Plugin too :
Yes, the Library is Google Fonts in this case. We can give a better tool :
We have supplied all the resources, you have to join them and use according to your need. Those previews you see are images. The server side scripts has ashx extension, so they are Microsoft related closed source softwares. PHP is more effective than ASP in practical usage.