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Whay does font look different in my HTML page and photoshop ?

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I am using Verdana in css style sheet for some texts ..it seems to appear different in in look in Photoshop and HTML...In adobe photoshop i have chosen 'smooth' for the font, without 'smooth' it looks more similar..is there then a way to replicate 'smooth' effect in html/css ?

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You can use a technique called sIFR to embed fonts into html

Quoted Definition - "sIFR is meant to replace short passages of plain browser text with text rendered in your typeface of choice, regardless of whether or not your users have that font installed on their systems. It accomplishes this by using a combination of JavaScript, CSS, and Flash, which renders the font. It degrades gracefully if Flash is not present. sIFR 3 is open source and licensed under the CC-GNU LGPL."

which will also render the fonts anti-ailsed (photoshop esk) and it degrades nicely so if flash or JS is not present the user ends up with a usable page.  It can be tricky to implement tho so best used sparingly.

http://novemberborn.net/sifr3

Also though there is a lot the end user can do to improve the situation,  a lot of the problem is the way the users computer renders text, and newer OS's like lepard and Vista use "Clear type" to rend text anti-ailsed making it look much better and much easier to read.  Windows XP user can install a free power tool that enables XP to use Clear Type rendering from the microsoft website.

Not sure what the situation of clear type is on linux.

Anyway some stuff you might want to look up :)
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