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The organisation I do a site for has recently redesigned its letterhead and logo
and I have to redesign the site to suit. It's not a major, except that the new
look uses two fonts, one of which is a cursive script style font - joined up
letters etc - see here
http://www.safe-nz.org.nz/New/Image/newlogo.gif

The first word I can approximate using Arial, but what I need is a few fonts
that are common on people's machines, that will roughly approximate the font
used for the other two words, so I can put these in the css font declaration.

If I have to, I can make the whole heading an image, which I've already done
for the loop thing around the first word, but I'd like to avoid that if I can as
this
is not good for search engines, the disabled etc etc

Any useful suggestions welcomed
Thanks
Peter J
Jul 20 '05 #1
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Peter Jenkins wrote:
The organisation I do a site for has recently redesigned its
letterhead and logo and I have to redesign the site to suit. It's not
a major, except that the new look uses two fonts, one of which is a
cursive script style font - joined up letters etc - see here
http://www.safe-nz.org.nz/New/Image/newlogo.gif

The first word I can approximate using Arial, but what I need is a
few fonts that are common on people's machines, that will roughly
approximate the font used for the other two words, so I can put these
in the css font declaration.

If I have to, I can make the whole heading an image, which I've
already done for the loop thing around the first word, but I'd like
to avoid that if I can as this
is not good for search engines, the disabled etc etc

Any useful suggestions welcomed
Thanks
Peter J


http://www.codestyle.org/css/font-fa...sResults.shtml
Jul 20 '05 #2

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On Wed, 2 Jun 2004 10:17:54 +1200, Peter Jenkins
<pe**************************************@xtra.co. enzed> wrote:
If I have to, I can make the whole heading an image, which I've already
done
for the loop thing around the first word, but I'd like to avoid that if
I can as
this
is not good for search engines, the disabled etc etc

Any useful suggestions welcomed


<h1><img ... alt="Sensible Sentencing Trust"></h1>

I believe if branding is important, use the image. The alt text above will
replace the image when images are not loaded, and in most browsers I've
tried it will be a level 1 heading.

Only in those situations where images are off and CSS is otherwise active
will you really be losing out.

As far as search engines, i assume this text will be in the title as well
as other parts of the page, so don't sweat it. As far as the disabled, the
above will work great and should pose no difficulties to anyone.
Jul 20 '05 #3

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Neal wrote:
On Wed, 2 Jun 2004 10:17:54 +1200, Peter Jenkins
<pe**************************************@xtra.co. enzed> wrote:
If I have to, I can make the whole heading an image, which I've
already done
for the loop thing around the first word, but I'd like to avoid that
if I can as
this
is not good for search engines, the disabled etc etc

Any useful suggestions welcomed

<h1><img ... alt="Sensible Sentencing Trust"></h1>


Also, when the image itself can't justifiably be described as part of
the content, you can use:

http://www.stopdesign.com/also/articles/replace_text/

Only show it when CSS is enabled.
Jul 20 '05 #4

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"Peter Jenkins" <pe**************************************@xtra.co. enzed>
wrote in message news:3Z********************@news.xtra.co.nz...
The organisation I do a site for has recently redesigned its letterhead and logo and I have to redesign the site to suit. It's not a major, except that the new look uses two fonts, one of which is a cursive script style font - joined up letters etc - see here
http://www.safe-nz.org.nz/New/Image/newlogo.gif

The first word I can approximate using Arial, but what I need is a few fonts

Actually, the first word looks more like Trebuchet MS.
that are common on people's machines, that will roughly approximate the font used for the other two words, so I can put these in the css font declaration.
If I have to, I can make the whole heading an image, which I've already done for the loop thing around the first word, but I'd like to avoid that if I can as this
is not good for search engines, the disabled etc etc

Any useful suggestions welcomed
Thanks
Peter J

Jul 20 '05 #5

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"Nik Coughin" <nr***********@woosh.co.nz> wrote in message
news:gA********************@news.xtra.co.nz...

http://www.codestyle.org/css/font-fa...sResults.shtml

Thank you that is extremely helpful, what a brilliant site,
Bookmarked for future reference
Regards
Peter J
Jul 20 '05 #6

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"Neal" <ne*****@yahoo.com> wrote in message


<h1><img ... alt="Sensible Sentencing Trust"></h1>

I believe if branding is important, use the image. The alt text above will
replace the image when images are not loaded, and in most browsers I've
tried it will be a level 1 heading.

Only in those situations where images are off and CSS is otherwise active
will you really be losing out.

As far as search engines, i assume this text will be in the title as well
as other parts of the page, so don't sweat it. As far as the disabled, the
above will work great and should pose no difficulties to anyone.


Thanks, I have decided to go with this as a solution, as the very useful
site that Nick posted reveals that only 32% or so of users have a cursive
font loaded
Much appreciated
Regards
Peter J
Jul 20 '05 #7

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