Here at Woo, we’re constantly looking out for new features we can incorporate into the WooFramework (the engine that powers all of our 104-and-counting WooThemes). Along with looking out for new features and enhancements, we feel it important to not “code and ignore” a feature, but rather to maintain each feature on a regular basis, to ensure the code evolves along with the WooFramework and our themes.
One of the most popular features across our themes is our custom typography options, which afford website administrators the option of customising the typography settings across their website with a few simple clicks in the WooFramework “Theme Options” screen. When customising the typography settings, the administrator makes changes, hits the “Save all Changes” button and then visits their website to see how the typography has changed. The process, therefore, consists of 3 steps: setup, save, view- until today.
Upon re-examining the user experience surrounding this interface, we felt there were too many steps involved and, if the website being modified was live (for example), a user may not have the desired look displayed to their visitors for a few minutes while they tweaked their typography options. As user experience, and the experience your visitors are presented with when visiting your website are important to us, we’ve introduced an enhancement to the custom typography settings in the WooFramework; a live typography preview.
The live typography preview does exactly what it says on the tin. When modifying typography settings in the WooFramework, it’s now possible to view a quick snapshot of what the customized typography will look like, before hitting “Save all Changes”. This agile build (developed and tested over the last weekend) takes the required steps down from 3 to 1, saving you time and making customizing your WooTheme even easier.
The live typography preview includes support for all fonts available within the typography settings in the WooFramework, including the ever-growing collection of Google WebFonts we’ve integrated to further enhance the typography options available when customizing your website.
This update is available in WooFramework version 4.7.0 along with a collection of optimizations and improvements, as is customary when upgrading the WooFramework. To take advantage of this exciting new feature, upgrade your copy of the WooFramework today.