Stylish Fonts

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Hello,

Can anyone give me a list of stylish fonts that i could use for my site.

I have the main font as VERDANA but i want to use a stylish one in some places too...

Thanks
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What kind of stylish fonts do you meen??
Exclusive handwriting like perfume commercials or modern fonts like fashion magasines??

You have to remember that the styles you use in html is only shown on computers that have that style installed, thats why verdana, arial and a few others are standart in htmlprograms - they are standart in most computers :o)

So if you want to use rare fonts and people are to see them you have to do it in images
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you can embed postscript(??) fonts in your site. I think it is postscript. I have never used this so I'm not sure how. Google will know ;)

pictures in images are a bad bad habit, and really bumps up the filesize. I guess that the user would have to download the postscript info or something so maybe that is a factor.....

I'm guessing this is for titles and suchlike? I guess a really simple solution would be to use this in your css:

Code: [ Select ]
element .class{
font-family: (fancy font name here), Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif
}
  1. element .class{
  2. font-family: (fancy font name here), Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif
  3. }


wich will give a sans-serif font if the user doesn't have the proper font installed.

Sadly fancy fonts and the internet don't get on to well, but those are your three options. Good luck.
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http://www.dafont.com

^lots of fonts that you can pick up for free

just make sure to use any non-standard fonts in images
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Thanks for the advice people!

On my PC i have the Shelley-AllegroScript font installed and it looks quite good for the interviewers name etc... Obviously most people won't have that so i can either make an image or change the font. SIMPLE.

I need to think about it for a while...

images = large file size but looks good
font = small file size but looks crap IMO.

I have updated the page now anyways. I used an external CSS. NO table :shock: Only problem that i can see is that the top banner doesn't line up on the right side... the shadow looks out to me.
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yeah if the text you want styled isnt really being used for headings or whatever, just use standard html text.

on the other hand the subtlety of nicely antialiased text can look great, and small gif images of text can be very small in file size.

an example is on one of the sites i have recently done.

http://www.ozzu.com/website-reviews/site-review-opera-t22969.html
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As far as standard text fonts go here is a list you can go by:

Win95+ Standard Fonts

Arial
Courier New
Marlett
Modern
Symbol
Times New Roman
Wingdings

Mac Standard Fonts

Avant Garde
Bookman
Courier
Helvetica
Helvetica Narrow
New Century Schoolbook
Palatino
Symbol
Times
Zapf Chancery
Zapf Dingbats

Microsoft Fonts on the Web (for Mac, Win3.x/95/NT)

Arial
Arial Black
Comic Sans MS
Courier New
Georgia
Impact
Times New Roman
Trebuchet MS
Verdana
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sweet, thats handy
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I've been very into Tahoma lately. I like the legibility and spacing. I also like it's ability to get small.

http://www.microsoft.com/typography/fon ... AME=Tahoma


also spelled: sans-serif

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yeah thats right i forgot about tohoma, looks really nice. i know what ill be using on my next site ;-)

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