[thelist] Breaking away from "Standard" Fonts

Christian Heilmann codepo8 at gmail.com
Thu Mar 9 16:24:30 CST 2006

> We all know about the 7 or so standard fonts guaranteed to work in any
> browser.
> A) Are there other non-normal fonts you use?
> B) What are they?
> C) What problems have you encountered?

Am I the only one who is bored to tears with this request popping up
all the time?

A) Content brings you visitors, good content constantly changing
retains visitors
B) Yes, the web is a bit restrictive in terms of Typography, it is a
fact we have to deal with.
C) Working in a restrained environment can be so much more gratifying
than trying to push the envelope over and over again. Remember those
parties where 5 tapes and a dingy player was enough? We didn't spend
half the time changing the playlist of the 343242342 mp3s but partied
D) Go nuts on whatever you think is a funky font, and give the "safe"
ones as a fallback with a generic font family as the last option and
everybody will be happy.

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