Re: [PPLetterpress] Letterpress Printers of the WorldWebsiteUpdates....
I'd love to use a more unique or impressive type face on the website, but
unfortunately, unless I want to have all the pages saved as images rather
than text, HTML limits the usage of type faces to a few commonly used
faces, or at least for most users. If you use something non-standard, and
try to keep it as a text-based page, then either you have to supply the
font as downloadable with the page, or if the font is not on the receiver's
machine, then it will be overwritten with the receiver's default font....
And, since I would like to maintain the searchability of the site by web
crawlers to be included in search engines, I have little or no choice to
just use a few of the more common type faces for the site.... (at least as
I understand the workings of HTML & the web....)
> [Original Message]WorldWebsiteUpdates....
> From: John Cornelisse <enkidu@...>
> To: <PPLetterpress@yahoogroups.com>
> Date: 4/2/2006 6:32:55 PM
> Subject: Re: [PPLetterpress] Letterpress Printers of the
> At 20:22 2-4-06, you wrote:
> > I have thought this as well, and keep thinking I will change it,
> >always forget when I am working on the site... Thanks for the input....
> >- Lance
> There might be nicer fonts available in letterpress,
> than this rather dull sans serif you use.
> Best wishes
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- Welcome to web design! For those that have never designed a web site,
imagine laying out a page where you have no way of knowing the end
users settings. Book design is easy, you get to dictate every aspect
of the page's layout, not so in web design. You have no way of
knowing if their monitor 13" or 30" or if they set their default text
size larger to make it easier to read (and ends up shoving your
images all over the screen). What resolution is their monitor set at?
Is their browser current enough to run your Java script or are they
still fighting IE on a Mac?
You just have to design for the happy medium and that's basically a
PC user on a 15" CRT and a browser that is most likely a version or
two outdated, and use the fonts that are common to Mac and PC (Ariel,
Helvetica, Times, etc.). Otherwise you use the image of type like
Lance said. Sounds like fun huh?
- At 5:44 PM -0700 2 04 06, Kevin wrote:
>Fortunately, most of us Mac users also have access to the Windows web fonts, which are far more tolerable than the awful Ariel, Times, Helvetica triple-threat.
>You just have to design for the happy medium and that's basically a
>PC user on a 15" CRT and a browser that is most likely a version or
>two outdated, and use the fonts that are common to Mac and PC (Ariel,
>Helvetica, Times, etc.). Otherwise you use the image of type like
>Lance said. Sounds like fun huh?
Verdana (sans), and Georgia (serif), designed for Bill G by Matthew Carter are highly legible, masterfully hinted and quite elegant. Trebucht By Vincent Connare is a nice alternate sans.
Possibly, Microsoft Typography is the (best/only) thing really worth having from Redmond ;-)
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