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  • Old Toad Level 10 Level 10 (113,225 points)
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    Mar 24, 2013 10:06 AM (in response to Fabini)

    Typewriter is not one of the web safe fonts.  It might look fine on an iPad but if the site is visited by a computer without Typewriter installed it will substitute another font and mess up the look of the page.

     

    Try one of these:

    The fonts that are most safe to use are:

    Other options that usually work cross-platform are:

    • Palatino
    • Garamond
    • Bookman
    • Avant Garde

    Fonts that work on Windows and MacOS but not Unix+X are:

    • Verdana
    • Georgia
    • Comic Sans MS
    • Trebuchet MS
    • Arial Black
    • Impact

    The previous is from this website: Safe web fonts

  • Roddy Level 6 Level 6 (17,255 points)
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    Mar 24, 2013 12:45 PM (in response to Fabini)

    Using non web-safe fonts shouldn't screw up publishing.

     

    If you don't have a list you can create one in your fonts like this...

     

    http://www.iwebformusicians.com/iWeb/Fonts-Colors.html

     

    In stylesheets, its good practice to specify fallback fonts like this...

     

    font-family: "Verdana', Helvetica, sans-serif;

     

    The first is the font of choice, then a fallback of the same type and then the generic group.

     

    iWeb does this to a certain extent and you will see stuff like this in the CSS...

     

    font-family: "Verdana', sans-serif;

     

    ... with the font of choice and group.

     

    If you want to be creative you can use hosted fonts and, in this case, you should definitely provide a web-safe fallback just in case!

     

    Example ...

     

    http://www.ezmacwebdesign.com/Demo/Flex-Slider/ez-slider.html

     

    In the above page, CSS is used to create the website name with drop shadow rather than resorting to download speed sucking images. The font used is Architects Daughter which has won wide praise and is apparently easier for people suffering from dyslexia to comprehend.

  • Wyodor Level 6 Level 6 (19,335 points)
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    Mar 24, 2013 1:05 PM (in response to Fabini)

    Yes, iPad fonts are universal. On iPads.

     

    This list shows how "universal" fonts are :

     

    http://www.jordanm.co.uk/tinytype

     

    This page has a link to another list with iOS fonts :

     

    http://www.wyodor.net/mfi/global/

     

    To use other fonts on your webpage, read this :

     

    http://www.wyodor.net/Tutorials/Google/

  • Roddy Level 6 Level 6 (17,255 points)
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    Mar 26, 2013 10:07 AM (in response to Fabini)

    There's really not much point in testing your site in Safari anyway since so few people use it. Its gone downhill a lot in the last two versions.

     

    Make sure you turn on the Develop menu - Safari Preferences/Advanced - so that you can use Option/Command/E to empty the cache quickly.

     

    A more reliable method is to do a reset from the Safari dropdown menu...

     

     

    screenshot.jpg

     

    Better to test the local version of your site in Firefox and then use Chrome to test the version on the server.

  • Roddy Level 6 Level 6 (17,255 points)
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    Mar 26, 2013 10:51 AM (in response to Fabini)

    OK, I'm wrong. I won't dispense anymore useless info!

     

    screenshot.jpg

  • Old Toad Level 10 Level 10 (113,225 points)
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    Mar 26, 2013 1:47 PM (in response to Fabini)

    See this webpage where Roddy got his screenshot: Browser Statistics. Also this webpage: Usage share of web browsers  and this page: Top 5 Browsers from Feb 2012 to Feb 2013 | StatCounter Global Stats

  • Wyodor Level 6 Level 6 (19,335 points)
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    Mar 27, 2013 6:54 AM (in response to Fabini)

    Should I also test in Opera?

    Should? Why not do it.

    Develop >> User Agent >> Internet Explorer 9.0

    No. This only fools the server you are using the selected browser. If the server has different flavors of webpages based on browsers, it will send you that webpage. Sometimes the server doesn't get fooled.

     

    Safari will render the page as Safari, not as the selected browser.

     

    Buy a cheap pc if you are concerned with Windows.

  • Roddy Level 6 Level 6 (17,255 points)
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    Mar 27, 2013 7:16 AM (in response to Fabini)

    The Safari user agent is pretty much useless. You need to test your sites on a computer running Windows and Internet Explorer.

     

    Good luck with that because you really need to test in IE 8, 9 and 10 and bare in my that a lot of people are still using V 6 & 7.

     

    IE 9 and 10 are a lot less problematic than earlier versions since they support - to a certain extent - CSS3.

  • Wyodor Level 6 Level 6 (19,335 points)
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    Mar 27, 2013 7:24 AM (in response to Roddy)

    I still use Mosaic.

  • Wyodor Level 6 Level 6 (19,335 points)
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    Mar 27, 2013 7:26 AM (in response to Wyodor)

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