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Clint Nitkiewicz HernandezPlease help! Everyone in Dreamweaver Forum is sleeping! My webiste is not viewable in Internet Explorer.
by on Jan 28, 2007 at 7:27:10 pm

I am designing a website, and the text is not viewable in Internet explorer. Sans is the font, and it comes out as times roman. Yet in Safari, and Firefox, all is well, sans comes out. I even tested other websites with Sans using the same internet explorer, and it works perfectly. I know that on other peoples computers the sans I designed does not work! Nor does any other font for that matter, copperplate, futura!! Nada.

Is there a setting I need to change?

I am using Macromedia Dreamweaver 8.

I need help asap, thanks!

http://www.newelementproductions.com/stopstressgroup.html

Clint Nitkiewicz Hern


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Curtis ThompsonRe: Please help! Everyone in Dreamweaver Forum is sleeping! My webiste is not viewable in Internet Explorer.
by on Jan 28, 2007 at 11:32:19 pm

hello...

it's not a setting issue - your fonts work ok in some because safari is playing nicer with your os, however you can't just declare a font to use in your web app and have it show in that font. for example, chancery works for me on my mac but none of the others work because i don't have them installed on my machine - and on my pc, none of them work because i don't have those fonts...

fonts on the web are limited to a very few common fonts that all users have installed*** - these are basically arial, helvetica, times, verdana and georgia...but you can learn more here:

http://www.google.com/search?q=web+safe+fonts

so you'll need to use one of those in your site if you want it to show in a font that everybody has - you can declare multiple fonts in your family to catch everybody if you'd like:

http://www.w3schools.com/css/pr_font_font-family.asp

but you can't use copperplate and expect your visitors to have it... :-/

sitruc

*** except in a corner case where you can force the user to download and install a font but please don't do that - it's not good because i can reject the install, which i would because i don't know why your site would be making me install something to view it, and you really will end up ticking off visitors to your site, which is naturally not good...


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