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    Default Web Safe Fonts

    Hi, My fonts publish and look fine on most computers, but on others the font changes and doesnt fit. Is there any easy way to somehow make the font an image so it looks the same on all computers?

    Also, on my computer my website has certain words highlighted, and when I pass the mouse over them, it tries to open up competition sites, such as You have won an iPad 4, and all this other rubbish. Is there any way I can stop this?

    Many thanks,
    Robyn

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    Default Re: Fonts Changing on Other Computers

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    Default Font Changing on Other Computers

    Hi,

    My website is: www.wot-a-hoot.com

    My fonts publish and look fine on most computers, but on others the font changes and doesnt fit. Is there any easy way to somehow make the font an image so it looks the same on all computers?

    I have used the font Pristina, but on some computers it changes it to Arial and is way too big.

    Many thanks,
    Robyn

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    Default Re: Font Changing on Other Computers

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    Web Design 101


    Use 'Web Safe Fonts' to assure a universal view across Visitor systems.

    Unless a User has a particular Font previously installed on their computer, it will automatically be substituted with a default font from the User's system Default Font Family perceived to be the most similar, and thus disrupt the web page's originally designed configuration. Also, most browsers now also substitute fonts if they are not 'Web Safe' as they ought be.

    Web Safe Font Styles (PC , MAC, and Browser defaulted): Arial, TimesRoman, Tahoma, Verdana, Georgia, Lucinda Console, Courrier-New, ComicSans, Trebuchet, Palantino-Linotype, Impact, MS Sans Serif, and Helvetica Standard. Listed in order of system preference.


    The alternative is to use the Logomaker in BlueVoda to properly format and position [your text] as an image rather than as formatted Text, as LogoMaker will convert it to a GIF automatically, and all images will display without substitution.
    * The only downside to this workaround is that images do not count toward page relevance and overall optimization valuation remotely as hard-formatted textual Content does, so it is not an effective solution to formatting page content whereas it may be useful for Headers, Logos, headlines, Buttons (links), etc.
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