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I am in need of a solution for allowing website visitors to type in whatever they'd like, and it shows a preview of that text, with options to change the color and font for that text.
The fonts are more than just the basic, a lot of special decorative fonts, that the visitors more than likely won't have. Something that turns it to an image to display? But the text has to be customizable by the site user.
I have a really good example of what I'm looking to sort of "recreate", but you can't post links to examples. Can I post a screenshot?
The fonts are more than just the basic, a lot of special decorative fonts
I'd be interested to know what forum software can display non-standard font faces. (?)
Something that turns it to an image to display?
You're on the right track I think, dig around the documentation on ImageMagick.org. I think GD::Image can do this too. Not going to be an easy path, it involves some serious server-side programming to automate it, but I recall there are some methods to do this with ImageMagick.
Flash would be another way, but not sure how you would integrate non-standard fonts.
I'll look into ImageMagick, but I wouldn't know where to begin for the programming, not having a template of sorts. I'll see what I can find though.
I'm much more familiar with Flash... but I've never seen inputs? Well, now that I google it, I suppose there are. I will probably look into this first.
The page already on the web that I'm emulating involves a series of .do scripts that the <form> inputs trigger, and the image source is as follows:
and the colors and font images look similar to this:
<a href="/ManageCustomQuote.do?activity=setQuoteFont"eFontCode=7"><img src="/images/fonts/bettynoir.gif" height="32" width="200" border="0"><br></a>
And their shopping cart seems to be ran by .do files too.
I assume this is what you mean by the server-side programming, whatever is in these .do files.
Thanks for the responses!