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M Paul
06-19-2006, 08:46 PM
When I did my webpage, there were only about six fonts that were considered availabe for all computers on the net. But, I have troubling believing that is still true. At one time, there was a limited selection of safe colors to be used. I think with computers becoming newer as more and more are sold, there should be a much broader list of fonts that can be considered to be present on just about everyone's machine. But, I haven't avctually seen any research on this issue. Does anyone know--has the list gotten larger??

M paul

Creative Insanity
06-19-2006, 09:44 PM
Not that I am aware of.. and it is more of what a browser will use rather than what is on a persons system.

chriskq
06-20-2006, 04:14 AM
probaly best to stick with the ye olde
verdana,arial,helvetica,sans-serif;

Althou if u are looking to spice up with website typography style-wise you should look into sIFR. sIRF will enable you to use any type of font u want.
It works by using flash .swf's that replace h1's or any headings on your site. If the person has flash player insstalled on their browser - they get all the cool fonts as headings (and are even highlightable with your cursor - which really makes them not swf's at all). If they do not have flash player installed - the headings simply revert to watever the stock font u assigned it.

sound like ur slice of pie?
check it out here
http://www.mikeindustries.com/sifr/
and
http://wiki.novemberborn.net/sifr

dthomsen8
06-21-2006, 01:56 AM
Searching on "font popularity" will give you several sites with numbers on the popularity of various fonts. That doesn't mean you have to go with the very highest ranking fonts.

Personally, I prefer Georgia over Times Roman or Times New Roman, and Verdana or Tahoma (depending on width desired) over Arial.

d a v e
06-22-2006, 07:32 PM
this might be useful http://www.ampsoft.net/webdesign-l/WindowsMacFonts.html

M Paul
06-23-2006, 02:53 PM
sound like ur slice of pie?
check it out here
http://www.mikeindustries.com/sifr/
and
http://wiki.novemberborn.net/sifr

I don't know. Some people like flash, some people don't. Depends on the type of site. I'm more message over style, but I can't ignore the latter.

Thanks for the suggestion.

M Paul

M Paul
06-23-2006, 02:56 PM
this might be useful http://www.ampsoft.net/webdesign-l/WindowsMacFonts.html

This is exactly what I had in mind. Thank you. I really believe we have to consider our font range much broader than it used to be, and who knows what the assessments may be even in the very near future.

M Paul