The quickest way to change the default font size in Chrome. Great for testing Responsive websites using em and percentage units.
Fontier for Chrome
DISCLAIMER - PLEASE READ THIS BEFORE LEAVING A BAD REVIEW, THIS EXTENSION MIGHT NOT BE FOR YOU: Unfortunately the extension has received some bad reviews by some users. This extension is aiming web developers, who build responsive web sites and applications using RELATIVE UNITS, SUCH AS EM, REM and % for font-size, and sizing anything else. If the extension doesn't seem to be working, it's most probably because the site you are using it on is not using any of these relative units. Even if a website is responsive, it doesn't mean it will work with this extension, because of their use of absolute units (px for instance).
QUICK TEST LIST (sites that use relative units and WILL WORK WITH THIS EXTENSION):
and ~1% of the websites (look out for responsive webdesign)...
BLACK LIST (sites that don't use relative units, therefore NOT MEANT TO WORK WITH THIS EXTENSION):
and ~99% of the websites (they will catch up some time)....
I hope it makes sense. If anyone leaves a negative comment about the extension not working for websites, that it's not meant to work with, I will have to remove them for being non-constructive.
Constructive comments and reviews are more than welcome!
PLEASE TAKE A MINUTE OF YOUR TIME AND LEAVE FEEDBACK AND/OR RATE THE EXTENSION! I HAVEN'T HAD ANY CONSTRUCTIVE FEEDBACK AND I'D LIKE TO KNOW IF THE EXTENSION IS ALRIGHT, OR THERE ARE ANY ISSUES I NEED TO KNOW ABOUT. EVERY SINGLE FEEDBACK IS SUPER MUCH APPRECIATED, THANK YOU!
**Fontier** is a Chrome extension, that helps Chrome users to change the default font size in the browser very easily.
I created this extension, because I work a lot with [responsive websites](http://viljamis.com/blog/2012/typography/), where we use relative (em) units for the content, and I needed a better and easier way to change the font size in Chrome (this setting is well hidden at the moment in the advanced settings).
If you have any constructive feedback, please leave a review on the Chrome Web Store. Every single feedback is much appreciated and tells me if the extension makes sense to others as well.
##But what is it again?
Check out these screenshots to to see how **Fontier** does the magic:
The latest stable version of the extension can be installed from the Google Web Store:
If you would like to try the unpacked version of the extension, follow these steps:
1. Clone the repository:
```git clone email@example.com:heartcode/fontier-chrome.git```
2. Open [chrome://extensions](chrome://extensions) in Chrome
3. Select the **'Developer mode'** option on the upper-right corner
2. Click the **'Load unpacked extension…'** button and select the **fontier-chrome** folder
3. The little !(https://github.com/heartcode/fontier-chrome/raw/master/img/icon_16.png) icon should appear in the toolbar and the extension should be ready to go.
**Fontier** is compatible with Chrome 22.0.1229.79 and later versions
**Version 0.4** - Code refactoring.
**Version 0.3** - The 'fontSettings' API is no longer experimental. First public release in the Chrome Web Store.
**Version 0.2** - First release, temporarily uses the experimental 'fontSettings' API; Open Sourced and hosted on GitHub.
There is a bug in the native Chrome font size settings. After the font size is changed in **Fontier**, the user can't change the font size using the Chrome settings for some reason ([issue 1](https://github.com/heartcode/fontier-chrome/issues/1)). Hopefully in forthcoming versions of Chrome this bug will be eliminated.
If you experience any issues, please let me know using the [Github issues page](https://github.com/heartcode/fontier-chrome/issues).
The **Fontier** Chrome extension is an open source project and it is hosted on [Github](https://github.com/heartcode/fontier-chrome/).
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Copyright (c) 2012 Róbert Pataki firstname.lastname@example.org;
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