Summary

Fontstruct

reviewed by Marlou Bleijenberg

18/10/2017

The Good:

You can easily create or edit a typeface with geometric shapes. It is a 100% free. Easy because you have to fill in integrated blocks and there are many shapes to choose from.

The Bad:

The given grid where you have to color in your font is already determined for you and you can't work out of this.

The Bottomline:

FontStruct lets you quickly and easily create fonts constructed out of geometrical shapes, which are arranged in a grid pattern, like tiles or bricks.

Overall Rating:

3

Specifications

The official website of the tool is

https://fontstruct.com

The tool is made by

Rob Meek

You can find the official doccumentation on:

Yes, hit button support -> faq

Is there a user forum/ bug tracker/ issue tracker and if so where?

https://fontstruct.com/live

I reviewed version n/a of the Software

The interface:

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  • what is it : online tool
  • what is it for ? writing, other
  • this tool functions : both
  • this tool is available for : ALL
  • this tool is : Free Speech
  • does this tool have a paid version available? no
  • Review

    The user interface:

    The homepage is really clear with not too much text or information, directing you to create a free account and to start creating a font. When you are automatically logged in, your homepage looks different and you can easily browse through blowgs, galleries and live feed (what other people just published).

    Tutorials / Instructions:

  • useful / helpful : 3
  • clear : 3
  • quick and easy to understand : 4

    What notable things do other users say about this tool? (either good or bad!)

    wonderful application- Kiran I love this app, its so easy to use and fun. - inspirationfeed https://web.appstorm.net/how-to/personal-media/creating-fonts-with-fontstruct/

    Testing the tool (learning by doing – trial and error)

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    What would/could a designer use this tool for?

    It is really easy when you want to create a font yourself but you're not really good at Illustrator or other Adobe programs to edit fonts in. This website is super accessible and free and I can imagine a designer using this to puzzle out a font from brick to end result. However the grid is already templated and creativity lacks here for designers, also the shapes that can be filled in are already there.

    Depending on what kind of free this tool is, how “free” is this tool really?

    It is free, you only need an account

    Please add any additional comments below:

    I think that this tool is a useful and great choice to use for those whoa re interested in typography. I also believe this tool to be goos for those looking to start of in promoting their type designs and starting to get ahead in this area of design by making contacts and getting inspiration from others using the platform.

    *As an official reviewer for the Great Free Graphic Software Review I confirm I have filled in the above review at the best of my abilities, with care, patience and without prior prejudice, so help me Tux.*

    Marlou Bleijenberg, 18/10/2017

  • Interface

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    Testing the tool

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