PDA

View Full Version : Auto install fonts?


stuartkeith
03-09-2006, 12:01 PM
Hi again. On my site I use the Gills Sans condensed font as the default for all text.

Is it possible to get this font to auto install onto a pc if the user viewing the site dose not have it?

Or what is the best way to let the user know they need a font?

the site is http://teamreliant.hopto.org

Thanks

domedia
03-09-2006, 12:38 PM
The best way is to use a font that the user has already installed.
The typography articles on the homepage explains :)

dthomsen8
03-09-2006, 01:37 PM
Hi again. On my site I use the Gills Sans condensed font as the default for all text.

Is it possible to get this font to auto install onto a pc if the user viewing the site dose not have it?

Or what is the best way to let the user know they need a font?

the site is http://teamreliant.hopto.org

Thanks

Because your site uses frames, it is difficult to see what you are doing.

Letting users know that they need a font is not going to work. They don't care which font you want them to see. Their browser is going to choose a different font if they don't have Gills Sans. You can specify other fonts as secondary to Gills Sans, though.

Start reading the articles on typography here, and look for lists of popular fonts, too.

stuartkeith
03-09-2006, 01:41 PM
ok, cheers, Just wanted to keep the site looking how I intended it too. (Like the logos on the site)

Will read the arts, when I get home from work.

The site is tabled not framed. (I am using no-ip to redirect to my site)

domedia
03-09-2006, 03:35 PM
The site is tabled not framed. (I am using no-ip to redirect to my site)
Your site definately uses frames
<HTML>

<HEAD>
<TITLE>Team Reliant</TITLE>
<meta name="keywords" content="RC Reliant Robin">
<meta name="description" content="">
</HEAD>
<script language="JavaScript">
if(window != top) {
top.location.href = location.href;
}
</script>
<FRAMESET ROWS="*,28" FRAMEBORDER=NO FRAMESPACING=0 BORDER=0>
<FRAME SRC="http://homepage.ntlworld.com/stuart.keith2" NAME="redir_frame">

<FRAME src="http://teamreliant.hopto.org/KHgKKjl_popupgoogle.html" noresize="noresize" scrolling="no" name="ad_frame">
</FRAMESET>

<NOFRAMES>
Sorry, your browser does not support frames. Click here (http://homepage.ntlworld.com/stuart.keith2)

</NOFRAMES>

</HTML>

stuartkeith
03-09-2006, 05:22 PM
No ip sticks the frames in to mask the url! the actual site goto http://homepage.ntlworld.com/stuart.keith2

is tabled! :P

domedia
03-09-2006, 08:19 PM
It doesnt matter *what* sticks in the frames, you're website is using frames by all definitions, look at the code above.. And 'tables' does not exclude frames, they're different things. Most frames websites uses tables.

dthomsen8
03-10-2006, 04:57 PM
You started out with a question about fonts.

Have you decided to use alternate fonts?

Lots of web developers want their sites to have a particular look, including certain fonts, but the truth is that the users cannot be forced into using particular fonts.

stuartkeith
03-11-2006, 08:40 AM
ill put a note on the page saying best viewed with gills sans and then let them decide

d a v e
03-11-2006, 08:47 AM
well they'll either see or they won't , and if they don't they aren't going to install/download it anyway.