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12-02-2007, 05:15 AM
what is the best text for banners?


12-02-2007, 05:22 AM
All depends on the look and content of the site its on.

12-02-2007, 05:22 AM
Also what are the best fonts for web pages?

12-02-2007, 05:27 AM

12-02-2007, 09:18 AM
The best fonts for web pages are the select few that are practically standard (http://www.ampsoft.net/webdesign-l/WindowsMacFonts.html). There is not a best font for graphics, but I shy away from text in graphics if at all possible. The key is to make a branding effect with your text, and there is almost an industry devoted to this very question, so this question is far to broad to get a quality answer. Perhaps try and talk about a specific example?

12-02-2007, 04:56 PM
http://www.athletes4excellence.com/layoutnewwwww.php thats the page I am working on. Can you tell me text for it that would be good?

12-02-2007, 07:17 PM
Its a broken link.

12-02-2007, 07:23 PM
Sorry, I just changed it, http://www.athletes4excellence.com/layoutnew.php

12-03-2007, 06:26 AM
I think a font that looks nice and is easy to read is best ;)

12-03-2007, 05:45 PM
As has been mentioned, typefaces are generally unique things. On screen, print rules are reversed--serifs are generally better for headings and sans-serif for main text. Either way, it's hard to read that glow.

& really, don't save that writing as JPEG...

12-03-2007, 06:03 PM
I know this is probably completely irrelevant, and I probably shouldn't even post it, but... I find it amusing:


Yeah, I love it. ;) (I hate Novell, BTW)

12-03-2007, 06:06 PM
Where are you, China?!

afe's been blacklisted *hee-hee*

But seriously...what?

12-03-2007, 06:30 PM
Novell BorderManager Proxy (quite possibly one of the gayest programs in existance) blocks just about every useful page in the world. Hence, the picture. I can't view it, because it's blocked by Novell.

12-03-2007, 09:58 PM
Does it happen to block every website that has the letters a, e, i, o or u in its name? Anyway, believe me, it's NOTHING compared to the "London Grid of Learning" firewall. It actually sends you back a page every time you try to click on a link, so it's a race against time to press "Forward" twice

12-04-2007, 01:48 AM
Wow, that is hilarious. thanks guys and CyanLight what do you mean by not saving as JPEG? Also, is it better to underline, bold and italize text by using, codes such as "<strong> blah </strong> or use CSS?

12-04-2007, 05:51 PM
JPEG is what we call a lossy-compression format, which means it sacrifices a lot of its quality in exchange of a smaller file size. The most obvious sign of this is what we call compression artifacts--small, off-coloured pixels that form around sharp rules and blocks of colour.

So, for graphics, we tend to use the PNG or GIF format. These are lossless, so don't lose that quality. However, they are a little bigger (although this shouldn't be a problem till you get to images in the higher end of the 100KBs range.) PNG is generally better for compressing larger graphics, whilst GIF smaller ones (not that I'm not an advocate of GIFs, I'm just saying that they give a smaller file size when it comes to ridiculously small graphics.) GIFs were deprecated by the W3C, so you should be using PNG whenever possible.

BUT, don't be silly and use PNGs or GIFs for photographs. Those are rightfully JPEG images--don't forget that.