Descriptions for brands and inks

We just made it possible for any logged in user to add or edit a description for an ink brand (e.g. Akkerman or a specific ink (e.g. Pelikan Edelstein Amethyst). There's no concrete idea, yet, of what information should go into these descriptions, so feel free to add anything you think is relevant!

Introducing FPC: The Fountain Pen Capybara

The design of the site has been long in the tooth and I've been wanting to redo this for a long time. This will be a super long process, but the first step has been done. Introducing FPC: The Fountain Pen Capybara!

fountain pen capybara

Design by the amazing Angela He.

Visualise your inks!

Today's update is a rather small one. I've added a new widget to the dashboard that let's you see all the ink colors in your collection in one go. Thanks to Alan for the idea and for letting me add it to the site.


New features for the dashboard

It doesn't look like much (and it isn't), but the dashboard has received an update. Here's a screenshot of how it looks for me. More details on the changes below:

Screenshot of the new dashboard
  1. It now shows pie charts with statistic around your inks and pens. Right now it only shows the data grouped by brand, but there's more to follow!
  2. For those with slower internet connections: Only the data that is currently…more

Behind the scenes at FPC headquarters

As a first post on this new blog I wanted to take the time to let you all know what goes on behind the scenes at FPC (almost) every day. The thing is that the list of brands and inks doesn’t just magically appear, this is a process where some manual work is necessary.

Let’s for example look at the ink page for [Akkerman #24 Zuiderpark…more