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Crispy
Jan 19th, 2009, 07:28 PM
Hey guys I've seen a font on this website, its from cssremix.com

The site is www.alexbuga.com/v8/

when you click the card there is a title text?

Uppercase orange text, I can't seem to figure out what it is?!

Any help much appreciated :) thanks

Apostropartheid
Jan 19th, 2009, 07:52 PM
It looked like Univers to me, and WhatTheFont (http://www.myfonts.com/WhatTheFont) backed it up -- Univers Ultra Condensed [myfonts listing] (http://www.myfonts.com/fonts/adobe/univers/ultra-cond/)
Oops, wrong font; the one you're referring to is Arial/Hevletica. Please take a look in the CSS if this issue comes up again.

Crispy
Jan 19th, 2009, 07:57 PM
I'm positive it's Univers Ultra Condensed. All I could find in the CSS was Arial, Sans-serif;

I was confused because he has it as text? So it must be a default web font? I don't have Univers Ultra Condensed on my Macbook though but it still displays?

Apostropartheid
Jan 19th, 2009, 08:07 PM
It is Arial for the text; all non-plain text elements are Univers.

BoldUlysses
Jan 19th, 2009, 08:15 PM
I'm on a Mac as well and I made a test page to try to specify the font:


<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Strict//EN"
"http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-strict.dtd">

<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" xml:lang="en" lang="en">
<head>
<meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=utf-8"/>

<title>site 119</title>

<style type="text/css">

body {
font-size:1.5em;
font-family:'univers', arial, sans-serif;
font-weight:900;
color:#c60;
background:#111;
}

</style>

</head>

<body>
<p>CATEGORIES</P>
</body>
</html>

Nothing, except for the "fallback" font. Univers doesn't even seem to be installed on my machine. For a font, Impact was about the closest I could get.

Crispy
Jan 19th, 2009, 08:43 PM
I see! I'm a little confused to be honest, I thought if you could select text on a website? It's a web default font meaning all machines have it, I can select that text :S but neither of my machines have it!?

Apostropartheid
Jan 19th, 2009, 10:07 PM
No, Crispy, it IS Arial/Helvetica! It's not Univers -- that's the font used for graphics.

Specifically, it's 15px/1 bold Arial with a negative 1px letter spacing.

BoldUlysses
Jan 19th, 2009, 10:16 PM
Hmm. Not so sure about that...or there's a misunderstanding concerning the font to which we're referring.

Here's 15px/1 bold Arial with -1px letter spacing:

http://www.sufferndesign.com/helping/font1.gif

And here's the font in question:

http://www.sufferndesign.com/helping/font2.gif

If it is Univers (which I suspect it is), the question remains: How are we viewing it on Macs?

Crispy
Jan 20th, 2009, 12:44 AM
Yeah it's the second one I'm talking about it, you can select it as if its text? But I didn't think it was a default web font which seems really strange?

oesxyl
Jan 20th, 2009, 01:01 AM
Yeah it's the second one I'm talking about it, you can select it as if its text? But I didn't think it was a default web font which seems really strange?
what you see is from flash not from page.

regards

4B/75/73/41/
Jan 20th, 2009, 02:20 AM
It looks most like arial sans serif only bold.:)

VIPStephan
Jan 20th, 2009, 03:05 AM
If it is Univers (which I suspect it is), the question remains: How are we viewing it on Macs?

OK folks, it seems strange to me that nobody has thought about or mentioned sIFR (http://wiki.novemberborn.net/sifr/) yet? In a nutshell: That site makes heavy use of dynamic content inclusion (a. k. a. AJAX) along with sIFR to replace the regular text with any font you like (without having to have it installed) through the magic of Flash. I canít see from where the content is coming (i. e. the plain HTML content files) and thatís why there is no obvious reference to the sIFR but Firebug shows the replacement in the generated source code (i. e. after JS manipulation).