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1160 Views 4 Replies Latest reply: Feb 9, 2008 11:48 AM by ozpodcaster
Currently Being ModeratedNov 6, 2006 11:00 AM (in response to ozpodcaster)This may be a difference in how Lucida Grand looks crossplatform. Usually, in these types of situations I would recommend trying to force iWeb to convert the text into a graphic so that it is an exact representation of what you see in iWeb. You can do this by applying a very minimally intrusive drop shadow to all of the text in iWeb. Of course, this may possibly increase loading times for your page.
Is this one of Suzanne's templates? I seem to remember something similar from her. Maybe she might have some insight into improving things for you.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 6, 2006 11:05 AM (in response to James Tseng)Hi there thanks for the quick reply.
Yes its one of Suzanne's and you aree spot on, Suzanne suggested the same cross platform issue.
I dont really want to convert to PNG as I would have to apply that to the whole site , including dynamic stuff like the diary (aka blog).
Suzanne suggested trying a standard font like Verdana for the benefit of windows people , which at the end of the day still account for the majority.. at least for now.
Ive been researching on this forum (which is excellent by the way) and was wondering if it could be some font duplication / missing font issue? I dont see to have a LucindGrand-bold font nor is it defined in Suz's CSS? I have duplicate arial fonts (difff versions) but thats not being used in the site so im not sure how that would effect things.
Very strange indeed
Incidently if i look at Suzannes templates at her site on a windows machine the font looks nasty as well. but I dont recall it looking nasty a few months back..
Thats why Im confused.. what could have changed?
appreciate any further thoughtsG4 Powerbook, Mac OS X (10.4.8)
Currently Being ModeratedNov 6, 2006 11:22 AM (in response to ozpodcaster)I don't think anything has changed really. I have come to accept that there are differences in how fonts are displayed between Macs and PCs. I think it has to do with anti-aliasing of the onscreen fonts. A font can look differently depending on how much anti-aliasing is used...and there are settings for when to use anti-aliasing according to the size of the font, too. I have also seen differences when viewed on CRT monitors vs. LCD, and I know there are anti-aliasing settings for difference display technologies, too.
You and Suzanne are probably correct....probably choosing some other font that looks good to you crossplatform is easiest, since there are so many different text areas.
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 9, 2008 11:48 AM (in response to ozpodcaster)I ended up changing to a more standard font so ...pretty much solved