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TheEnigma
05-23-2001, 04:27 AM
Everyone has a font or two that they always use when desingning a web page - mines verdana.

But are there anyothers that you love to use on a page (or are there any you hate).

Snowfox
05-23-2001, 05:56 AM
Helvetica and Arial for crisp letters.

And I have some grungy types I just adore :)

Ro

flea
05-23-2001, 10:04 AM
I usually use Verdana or Trebuchet for HTML or regular text and Kroeger or hooge for Flash and Banner design.

Snowfox
05-23-2001, 10:08 AM
Trebuchet for HTML ???
That isn't really supported is it :D

Haven't heard of Kroeger and Hooge though. What style is that (or send a TTF if you feel the urge) ;)

Ro

tone001
05-24-2001, 09:16 AM
Hooge is in my Footer .... get them from http://www.miniml.com they are bitmap fonts, but ironically work well in vector Flash files (as long as you follow the rules!!)

On the main topic, I'm a Verdana man (has a better x-height than Arial)

Snowfox
05-24-2001, 10:01 AM
Tone001,

Got 'm, thanx for the link !

Ro

UpNorth
05-24-2001, 10:42 PM
For HTML I always use <font face="verdana,news gothic,arial,heltevica,serif">, normally in size 1 or 2.

:)

TheEnigma
05-25-2001, 03:57 AM
Originally posted by UpNorth
For HTML I always use <font face="verdana,news gothic,arial,heltevica,serif">, normally in size 1 or 2.

:)
I agree - gotta admit that you just can NOT beat verdana!

Snowfox
05-25-2001, 05:47 AM
TheEnigma,

I bet Arial is still more used than Verdana :D

Ro

tone001
05-25-2001, 05:50 AM
And Times used even more then Arial .... but doesn't make them better! (Just means people choose the simple option)

Though why people use Times in there Flash files is quite beyond me!

UpNorth
05-25-2001, 08:02 AM
:eek: Times is ugly. Why people use it is beyond me. Even Frontpage users should know better :D

TheEnigma
05-26-2001, 09:13 PM
Originally posted by UpNorth
:eek: Times is ugly. Why people use it is beyond me. Even Frontpage users should know better :D
Now your just being silly! :p

Snowfox
05-27-2001, 07:00 AM
Frontpage ??? What's that ??? :D

Ro

TheEnigma
05-27-2001, 03:48 PM
Originally posted by Snowfox
Frontpage ??? What's that ??? :D

Ro
Its that thing that 13 year old script kiddies use to make uberl33t (or so they think) pages!

Snowfox
05-28-2001, 02:43 AM
Enigma,

I have never (even in my early web years) considered using Frontpage. I've been with Dreamweaver since version 2 and before that relied on hardcoding and Hotdog :D

Some programs just plainly suck.

Ro

browzah
05-28-2001, 08:50 AM
I usully use BankGothicLt for most of my designs. :cool:

BTW, tone001 thanks for the link.

TheEnigma
05-29-2001, 07:17 AM
Originally posted by browzah
I usully use BankGothicLt for most of my designs. :cool:

BTW, tone001 thanks for the link.
Ahah - the 2a font if I remember rightly!

Oh coingrats peeps - the first HOT thread in the forum! :)

Snowfox
05-29-2001, 07:35 AM
Woohoo, Font Forum skyrocketing to 1st place !!! :)

Ro

TheEnigma
05-30-2001, 12:27 PM
so how many of you actually do it properly in HTML and specify more than one font for redundancy :)

I know i usually do - but not always!

squink
05-30-2001, 09:34 PM
for text in html, verdana, then helvetica, arial etc.

for images in html..depends but my favorite font is franklin gothic Demi condensed..as you can see by my site(s). :)

Snowfox
05-31-2001, 02:01 AM
Just Arial really.
Arial is supported by nearly every browser around, so that'll do :)

Ro

TheEnigma
05-31-2001, 04:07 AM
Originally posted by Snowfox
Just Arial really.
Arial is supported by nearly every browser around, so that'll do :)

Ro
I must admit I think Arial is sooo over used!
Its ok small but in a larger size its just pllain plain!

squink
05-31-2001, 07:20 PM
there are some nice variations of arial (arial black, arial narrow) i use them sometimes. but generally I preffer verdana :)

wouter999
06-02-2001, 09:24 AM
I mostly use Verdana and Trebuchet for HTML design, and BankGothic and Hooge, sometimes Blue Highway for Flash. (<-- If any of you dudes wander: Where the heck can I get blue Highway, then please, Don't ask me! Or go to http://www.larabiefonts.com )

UpNorth
06-02-2001, 01:16 PM
Originally posted by TheEnigma
so how many of you actually do it properly in HTML and specify more than one font for redundancy :)

I know i usually do - but not always!

I ALWAYS do. It's one of the laws of web design really.

Watch out nigs the police are gonna get ya!

wouter999
06-03-2001, 06:26 AM
Sure I do!! That's how it's supposed to be!! :rolleyes:

jaxg
06-17-2001, 12:15 PM
I like to use Arial because you can almost guarantee that what it will look like when other people view it. Arial is tidy, crisp good for web pages but boring on almost everything else.