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hmvrulz
02-13-2009, 11:59 AM
When i add sifr to my site i am experiencing the following problems

1. Some elements disapear. ( the date componet )
2. theres a space at the start of each para.
3. text justify is not being applied.

u can see both the pages here

http://harshamv.com/test.php

the original page with out siFr

http://harshamv.com/index.php




Is there any way to add fonts to the web design better than this ?

VIPStephan
02-13-2009, 12:51 PM
UhmÖ did you read the notice that sIFR should only be used sparingly, i. e. just for headlines, not for the entire text on a website? This can cause serious issues like browser crashes etc. because replacing each and every letter with flash takes up a lot of memory. And also, as you notice, Flash replaced text isnít as flexible anymore. This isnít so crucial for the odd headline but you see what happens if you replace regular paragraphs. So my only advice would be: donít do it.

There is currently still no cross-browser compatible way to embed fonts on a website so youíll have to live with the standard web-safe fonts (http://ampsoft.net/webdesign-l/WindowsMacFonts.html). There are a few more that arenít as standard but still widely available: http://3point7designs.com/blog/2008/05/08/8-fonts-you-probably-dont-use-in-css-but-should/ .

hmvrulz
02-14-2009, 05:56 AM
UhmÖ did you read the notice that sIFR should only be used sparingly, i. e. just for headlines, not for the entire text on a website? This can cause serious issues like browser crashes etc. because replacing each and every letter with flash takes up a lot of memory. And also, as you notice, Flash replaced text isnít as flexible anymore. This isnít so crucial for the odd headline but you see what happens if you replace regular paragraphs. So my only advice would be: donít do it.

There is currently still no cross-browser compatible way to embed fonts on a website so youíll have to live with the standard web-safe fonts (http://ampsoft.net/webdesign-l/WindowsMacFonts.html). There are a few more that arenít as standard but still widely available: http://3point7designs.com/blog/2008/05/08/8-fonts-you-probably-dont-use-in-css-but-should/ .

Thnax for the insight. I will try regular fonts guess its a better choice. can u suggest a font suitable for my layout. i am bad at typography.

VIPStephan
02-14-2009, 11:02 AM
That looks like some DIN font that you are using, eh? You can still use that in CSS in case somebody has it on their computer and as fallback I’d say something like Trebuchet MS looks relatively close, and then Arial and the usual fonts. So your choice of order would be: font-family: [your special font], "Trebuchet MS", Arial, Helvetica, Sans-serif;

hmvrulz
02-14-2009, 12:12 PM
That looks like some DIN font that you are using, eh? You can still use that in CSS in case somebody has it on their computer and as fallback Iíd say something like Trebuchet MS looks relatively close, and then Arial and the usual fonts. So your choice of order would be: font-family: [your special font], "Trebuchet MS", Arial, Helvetica, Sans-serif;

yes thats DIN PRO regular. thanx.. is there any read up to get my grip on the typography and fonts ?



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