Currently Being ModeratedMar 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:
- Avant Garde
Fonts that work on Windows and MacOS but not Unix+X are:
- Comic Sans MS
- Trebuchet MS
- Arial Black
The previous is from this website: Safe web fonts
Currently Being ModeratedMar 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...
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!
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.
Currently Being ModeratedMar 24, 2013 1:05 PM (in response to Fabini)
Currently Being ModeratedMar 26, 2013 8:53 AM (in response to Fabini)
This is not going well. This being creating a 7 page web site with iWeb, having it work properly on my computer and then upload to my host site and have it work there. What's happening:
• Hyperlinks are invisible or do not change color on mouseover. Sometimes the cursor will not change to a hand on mouseover. Sometimes it will.• jpegs disappear.
I have to tell you, I've followed ALL your advice and still the files become corrupted and the jpg files disappear.
Flummoxed & Flustered - FabiniiMac, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.3), Over Caffeinated
Currently Being ModeratedMar 26, 2013 9:22 AM (in response to Fabini)
UPDATE to the UPDATE
I think my problem lies with Safari. The files look fine in Firefox & Chrome. So I went into the cache folder and threw away the Safari cache. When I reopened iWeb and looked at my saved iWeb files in Safari, everything worked as expected.
In the cache folder was a file called Adblocker. Could that have contributed to my problems? I have no idea where it came fromor if it was always there.
The journey continues... - FabiniiMac, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.3), Over Caffeinated
Currently Being ModeratedMar 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...
Better to test the local version of your site in Firefox and then use Chrome to test the version on the server.
Currently Being ModeratedMar 26, 2013 10:19 AM (in response to Roddy)
Roddy, I think you are wrong about the number of folks using Safari. Most Mac people use it by default. I do many resets with Safari. I wish I could keep other parts of my life so clean.
Something came up since my last update. When I looked at my saved files in Chrome, none of the photo pages appeard with any photos. The pages were blank. All the photos were there when opened in Safari or Firefox. Does Chrome recognize iWeb photo pages? Two other plain pages with a photo each, appeared fine in Chrome.
I'm getting dizzy doing this. - Fabini
Currently Being ModeratedMar 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
Currently Being ModeratedMar 27, 2013 6:08 AM (in response to Fabini)
Thanks for the percentages.
One of my blog's statistics showed me that the highest percentage of viewers were using Internet Explorer. How does a Mac user test their iWeb site on Internet Explorer? Is Safari - Develop >> User Agent >> Internet Explorer 9.0 - the way to go?
I am now actively looking at my recreated web site in Safari, Firefox, Chrome, and Camino. Should I also test in Opera?
Thanks - FabiniiMac, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.3), Over Caffeinated
Currently Being ModeratedMar 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.
Currently Being ModeratedMar 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.