Tuesday, March 15, 2005

Web Typography

Lots of issues because few options beyond Verdana and Georgia for non-image text.

Code Style Font sampler shows which faces are installed on which systems.

IE doesn’t resize text size if CSS type size is set in pixels, not points. Can try the 76% technique to work around: set base size of text to 76% (which will appear at 12 pt) and use ems to vary the size. 1 em=12 pixel, .3 em=11 px

Check out Mezzoblue’s tips for producing crisp anti-aliased text in Photoshop

Check out siFR-tool that allows you to display non-standard faces without using an image. Use only for headers and don’t use transparency.

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