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2bz2p
10-06-2008, 02:43 PM
Hi all,


My question is if I use a non-standard font say a handwriting font on a website, will others see that font even though its not on their computer?

Thanks
2b

Rob_Che
10-06-2008, 03:45 PM
I'm sure you would need the font installed. The HTML just calls it up I think.

Use an image and get 'alt' tags on it - reads the same these days doesn't it ?

d a v e
10-06-2008, 04:08 PM
I'm sure you would need the font installed. The HTML just calls it up I think.

Use an image and get 'alt' tags on it - reads the same these days doesn't it ?

only a good idea for limited amounts of text such as headings if you must

Corrosive
10-06-2008, 04:47 PM
only a good idea for limited amounts of text such as headings if you must

Yes, I would never recommend a whole block of text like this but a smart looking header image with alt tags isn't really a problem.

Rob_Che
10-06-2008, 06:36 PM
Sorry - I was thinking we were talking headers . . .

Corrosive
10-06-2008, 06:54 PM
Sorry - I was thinking we were talking headers . . .

We may well have been. I think we answered it pretty comprehensively!

2bz2p
10-06-2008, 08:06 PM
We may well have been. I think we answered it pretty comprehensively!

Yall did, I was hoping to use the font through out it but I am sure I can find a standard hand writting font that would be installed normally on mac and pc OS's

thanks
2b

Corrosive
10-06-2008, 08:19 PM
Yall did, I was hoping to use the font through out it but I am sure I can find a standard hand writting font that would be installed normally on mac and pc OS's

thanks
2b

Good luck with that mate. 'brush script???'

2bz2p
10-06-2008, 08:28 PM
Maybe the Brush script I just looked at it, hmmm.

Is that standard with mac os too?

Thanks
2b

Corrosive
10-06-2008, 08:35 PM
Maybe the Brush script I just looked at it, hmmm.

Is that standard with mac os too?

Thanks
2b

Honestly mate, you are better off sticking to the standard fonts. I know it sucks but people still have really basic machines and don't add any fonts. Who is your site aimed at?

domedia
10-06-2008, 08:40 PM
I would try and start with the HTML. I think I got a CSS replacement technique in my signature links.

If both of these 2 lines of HTML displays the same imge, which one would you choose?
<h2>My Barbie Doll Collection</h2>
-or-
<img src="barbieheader.gif" alt="My Barbie Doll Collection">

Corrosive
10-06-2008, 08:54 PM
I would try and start with the HTML. I think I got a CSS replacement technique in my signature links.

If both of these 2 lines of HTML displays the same imge, which one would you choose?
<h2>My Barbie Doll Collection</h2>
-or-
<img src="barbieheader.gif" alt="My Barbie Doll Collection">

Good article Domedia.

d a v e
10-07-2008, 04:11 AM
I would try and start with the HTML. I think I got a CSS replacement technique in my signature links.

If both of these 2 lines of HTML displays the same imge, which one would you choose?
<h2>My Barbie Doll Collection</h2>
-or-
<img src="barbieheader.gif" alt="My Barbie Doll Collection">
worrying subject though :)

domedia
10-07-2008, 02:02 PM
OT: I'm working on DJ's new website *cough* ;-)

Corrosive
10-07-2008, 05:03 PM
OT: I'm working on DJ's new website *cough* ;-)

Still OT: Nice dub Dom :wink: