Open Bug 1280059 Opened 4 years ago Updated 6 months ago

[meta] Font Inspector v2

Categories

(DevTools :: Inspector: Fonts, enhancement, P2)

enhancement

Tracking

(Not tracked)

People

(Reporter: sebo, Unassigned)

References

(Depends on 20 open bugs, Blocks 1 open bug)

Details

(Keywords: dev-doc-needed, DevAdvocacy, meta, Whiteboard: [devRel:P1])

Tracking bug for Font Inspector improvements (initially mentioned in bug 1247723 comment 0).
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Blocks: 1280421
Bug 994559 can be implemented independently of this. I've created bug 1280421 for my proposal from bug 994559 comment 8.

Sebastian
No longer blocks: 994559, 1280421
See Also: → 994559
Blocks: 1280421
(In reply to Sebastian Zartner [:sebo] from comment #1)
> Bug 994559 can be implemented independently of this. I've created bug
> 1280421 for my proposal from bug 994559 comment 8.
> 
> Sebastian

I believe bug 1280345 may need to be retriaged, then, if bugs beyond the scope of just the font panel are not included here—I imagine there will be design proposals in it for font inspection as well as designs within the panel itself.
Inspector bug triage (filter on CLIMBING SHOES).
Priority: -- → P2
There's a great opportunity to get out in front with tooling for Variable Fonts. 


A List Apart just published an article discussing in detail ideas for such tooling:
https://alistapart.com/article/user-interfaces-for-variable-fonts

For background, here's an article on what Variable Fonts are:
https://www.subtraction.com/2017/06/08/dan-rhatigan-on-variable-fonts-and-the-future-of-typography/

I do expect when they hit, there will be a lot of talk about them and a lot of excitement. I could see where most forward-thinking designers never go back and use regular web fonts again.
Keywords: DevAdvocacy
Whiteboard: [devRel:P1]
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Product: Firefox → DevTools
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