Dreamweaver,CSS, fonts

Hello,

I know that normally if you use different fonts in designing web pages, often the browser will strip it off and place it to something like Arial or Times New Roman.

Can you get around this with dreamweaver because of CSS? Do I just need to use the style options in the properties area? I want my nice fonts to be viewed on as many browsers as possible.

Thank you,

Bob
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webwomanCommented:
No. You have no control over the fonts on the client machine. If the font is that important, make it a graphic.

However, don't get SOOOO caught up in the look that you make the ENTIRE page one big graphic. That's horrible.

Use graphics where you want a GRAPHIC treatment of the text. Otherwise, use text. You have limits on how fonts will be displayed, you just have to live with it.
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humeniukCommented:
All true.  Best to stick with your base fonts for the majority of your text.

Using an alternative text here and there can be effective, ie. a title, an eye-catching blurb.  One option is to create a basic graphic (ie. gif).  Another is to use flash text, which you can do fairly easily with Dreamweaver.  Just click Insert -> Interactive Images -> Flash Text.  You can then pick the attributes - font, color, bg color, link, etc.  You can also make it plain text or a rollover image.
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weikelbobAuthor Commented:
So what fonts are my options for cross-browser support?

I currently use arial and times new roman.

Thank you,

Bob
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humeniukCommented:
You can find a list of fonts that are considered 'web safe' here: www.i4image.com/resources_wsfont.shtml.  You can also see what they look like.
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weikelbobAuthor Commented:
Thanks a lot humeniuk.
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humeniukCommented:
Glad to be able to help out.  Thanks for the A.
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CoolATIGuyCommented:
Yep - keep it simple.

However, if for some reason you HAVE to have a particular font(s), you could try embedding them: http://morovia.com/font/support/embed-font-web.asp

IE & Netscape only, FYI...


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weikelbobAuthor Commented:
Thank you,
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