Font for website

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Hi im making a website for a sculptor/paintor. the website has a dark style and i need a nice font to go with it. the standard one (i think tis times new roman) is too "hard", i need something smooth that goes good with the site. any ideas?
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well, no, not really. however, here are some sites where you can browse through fonts that are available:

http://www.1001freefonts.com/
http://www.fontfreak.com
http://fontmage.com/
http://www.fonts-free.com/

those are all free font sites. there's also a number of paid sites out there as well, although you may find the prices a bit steep.

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yeh but is it possible to set the font of a website to a custom font and for the visitors to be able to see it?
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nickk wrote:
yeh but is it possible to set the font of a website to a custom font and for the visitors to be able to see it?


yes and no. you can set the font of your site to anything you want. you do that in CSS with the following code:

{ font-family: my font;}

you would then list as many fonts as you want, separated by commas. the browser will read through the fonts listed in order, and display the first font listed that is installed on the client computer. so, as long as the person viewing your site has the font installed on their computer, they will see it. if not, their browser will continue through your list of fonts you specified until it comes to a font they have installed. if the user has none of the fonts installed that you have listed, then their browser will display a default font (although i'm not sure which one it would choose.)

The only way to 100% for sure make sure the user sees the same font you want them to see is to make a graphic image using the font you want. the downside to this is it makes your site bigger, and search engines won't see that text as searchable.

do a search here at ozzu, there are a number of threads about this topic, especially regarding what fonts are most commonly usable on the web.

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thanks for the prompt and informative post! i owe you one

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