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Small good looking Fonts
woody




msg:857008
 10:02 am on Sep 23, 2003 (gmt 0)

Does anyone know where I can get a good looking small font 8pt and lower for my website.

The site is a pro site so nothing like Comic Sans - All the fonts I'm finding break up when you go too small with them.

 

richardb




msg:857009
 10:43 am on Sep 23, 2003 (gmt 0)

Do you have to?

Tried it recently and got hit by a barage of emails saying that the site was unreadable :0

Not sure how many ppl know that they can adjust fonts/screen size.

chris_f




msg:857010
 10:45 am on Sep 23, 2003 (gmt 0)

The problem with to using standard fonts is that the browser will replace them. Therefore, you are very limited. Verdana and Arial can go down to 8pt and 7pt respectivly, however, as richard said be prepared for those emails.

atob

woody




msg:857011
 10:58 am on Sep 23, 2003 (gmt 0)

Cheers guys Verdana seems to hit the spot, I started with Arial but I think it looks too standard if that makes sense.

Any others?

dmorison




msg:857012
 11:05 am on Sep 23, 2003 (gmt 0)

For Windows clients, "trebuchet MS" looks good at 8pt.

body
{
font-family: trebuchet MS, veranda, arial;
}

sldesigns




msg:857013
 5:09 pm on Sep 23, 2003 (gmt 0)

If you're looking for something completely different, do a search for "pixel fonts" on google or such. There are fonts available you have to pay a small amount for, but they do look good even at 7px size.

le_gber




msg:857014
 8:11 pm on Sep 23, 2003 (gmt 0)

Are you looking at font for a graph or for the text/content?

If for graph you could use SilkScreen.
If for graph with Fireworks I use verdana 10 px no anti-alias

If for text/content font - can't help you sorry ;)

---------------------------

just realised you said pt so it must be text/content, sorry

martinibuster




msg:857015
 8:35 pm on Sep 23, 2003 (gmt 0)

I remember that Macs used to mangle small point fonts. Not sure if that still happens, so you may want to do some q/a

choster




msg:857016
 12:05 am on Sep 24, 2003 (gmt 0)

Here are a couple older threads with potentially useful information:
[webmasterworld.com...]
[webmasterworld.com...]

woody




msg:857017
 9:03 am on Sep 24, 2003 (gmt 0)

Thanks everyone - I'll check out the links.

The Font is for the Main Text on the site.

limbo




msg:857018
 10:35 am on Sep 24, 2003 (gmt 0)

Just to mention woody

To ensure that the font displays in all browsers/platforms you might have to save the text as a gif - as far a I understand a browser will display the default font unless the font is installed on the system.

Correct me If I am wrong.

Ta

Limbo

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