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dazzclub
05-14-2007, 11:06 PM
hi there,

im designing an html email bulletin and everything is going well so far. but i would like to know what fonts i could use to jazz up the text. i know email applications can understand basic html, but is there like a list of fonts that are safe to use?

also can css be used even if its embedded in the html bulletin file?

cheers
Darren

davidj
05-15-2007, 05:02 AM
i believe CSS can be used if its embedded

a good article regarding fonts...

http://www.ampsoft.net/webdesign-l/WindowsMacFonts.html

Note that the next version of outlook will be using the same html engine as used in word! currently it uses the IE engine.

edbr
05-15-2007, 05:18 AM
i use foxmail for newsletters It has a great template making section including attaching styles and images. It is a free download (I think) from foxmail.com.cn

domedia
05-15-2007, 02:14 PM
The email client running on a system will have the same fonts to choose from as your webpages, so nothing different from making a webpage really.

dazzclub
05-16-2007, 12:41 AM
when you say embed do you mean..


<style type="text/css">
<!--
.textA{
font-family:arial;
font-size:13px;
font-weight:bold;
color:#006699;
text-align:center;
padding:5px;
}
.textB{
font-family:arial;
font-size:11px;
font-weight:normal;
color:#006699;
text-align:left;
padding:5px;
}
.email:link{
font-family:arial;
font-size:11px;
font-weight:bold;
color:#006699;
text-align:center;
text-decoration:none;
}
.email:active{
font-family:arial;
font-size:11px;
font-weight:bold;
color:#006699;
text-align:center;
text-decoration:none;
}
.email:visited{
font-family:arial;
font-size:11px;
font-weight:bold;
color:#006699;
text-align:center;
text-decoration:none;
}
.email:hover{
font-family:arial;
font-size:11px;
font-weight:bold;
color:#006699;
text-align:center;
text-decoration:underline;
}
.link:{
font-family:arial;
font-size:11px;
font-weight:bold;
color:#006699;
text-align:center;
text-decoration:none;
}
-->
</style>


having this in the html email bulletin file itself?

i tried downloading foxmail beta, but stopped when it presented a box with language i could not understand, did you get this when you tried to install it??

thanks for your comments guys!! :)

chriskq
05-16-2007, 02:40 AM
not a good idea to use styles for email newsletters. Alot of email clients will not read them.

you need to code in oldschool html 4.0 doc type with <font> tags

dazzclub
05-16-2007, 05:45 PM
yeah just as i thought, i was using old school methods original but i had seen some email bulletins that i had recieved that used css aswell.


cheers