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  • Kevin
    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
    Message 1 of 3 , Apr 2, 2006
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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      two outdated, and use the fonts that are common to Mac and PC (Ariel,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?
      Kevin.
    • Peter Fraterdeus
      ... 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
      Message 2 of 3 , Apr 2, 2006
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        At 5:44 PM -0700 2 04 06, Kevin wrote:
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        >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two outdated, and use the fonts that are common to Mac and PC (Ariel,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?
        >Kevin.

        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.

        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 ;-)

        http://www.microsoft.com/typography

        P

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