View Full Version : White Font shows heavily boldened on a black background

01-10-2008, 03:13 PM
I am building a website with a black background and the text is going to be white. The font looks as though it is heavily boldened when it is viewed in a browser. Could someone tell me how to get round this problem.

The font I am using is Arial but it could be another similar font if need be.

I am producing the site on a Mac with DW 9.0 and browsing through Safari and Firefox.

Many Thanks, Tom

d a v e
01-10-2008, 06:03 PM
please, please, please - post a url. if it isn't uploaded somewhere then upload it, please.

otherwise how would we be able to help??

01-13-2008, 03:36 PM
Hi Dave, My url is www.macsolutions.co.uk (http://www.macsolutions.co.uk) I have uploaded just the index page with dead links. I am trying to make the text look crisp instead of the bloated look it has at present. Also how do I get rid of the white border at the bottom of the background. I would also be grateful for any comments you could give me to on building my site as it is my first attempt with DW.

I have also uploaded a jpg of my .psd index page at http://www.macsolutions.co.uk/macsolutions-site.jpg to show how the fonts should look.
Many Thanks

d a v e
01-13-2008, 04:58 PM
asks for a user name password...

01-14-2008, 11:01 AM
Hi Dave, Sorry about that, a glitch with the ISP server. All is well now.

d a v e
01-14-2008, 12:09 PM
the font you're using in your stylesheet is Tahoma, and it looks fine in firefox, but in safari (also on windows) it looks heavy. try using a different font and specifying more than one like
font-family: Geneva, Tahoma, sans-serif, sans-serif;

there's some common fonts here

as to why it is like that i'm not sure - could be the mac version of tahoma looks bolder than win version (and maybe safari on pc emulates this??)