Fonts used in the forums ...

Discussion in 'Forum Questions and Suggestions' started by kengrome, May 7, 2008.

  1. artemis
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    artemis Steamboater

    Got your attention enough to make the change :p :D :p :D :p :D
     
  2. Meanz Beanz
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    Meanz Beanz Boom Doom Gloom Boom

    Remind me to show you the same courtesy in the future.
     
  3. Jeff
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    Jeff Moderator

    Sorry for the delay in responding -- we finally have spring here and it's nice to have open water and sunshine again after a long winter this year. But I'll look into this tomorrow. A fallback font should already be specified -- either I've made a silly error or something else is in play. Will look into it and hopefully get it fixed up ASAP.

    I could also easily provide an alternate style that had a serif (e.g. times) instead of a sans serif. Would times be that font, or something more monitor friendly?
     
  4. masalai
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    masalai masalai

    Thanks for the intervention Jeff, this little monkey is happy as is but I do like arial as a san-serif and times as a standard serif font, and they both seem fairly common... & readable.
     
  5. safewalrus
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    safewalrus Ancient Marriner

    For me Jeff keep it as it is! When your geting to the stage of having to whinge about the format of the forum I guess it's time to take up farming, or crochet!!

    Get out and enjoy spring mate! Too long cooped up inside in the winter, Hell everything else can wait for a few weeks, get some sun in yer bones! Enjoy!!


    Guess the next whinge will be about the shape of the full stops! no hang on they are called "dots" now ain't they? You know these things.....................
     
  6. safewalrus
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    safewalrus Ancient Marriner

    Beanz sorry mate I was trying to lighten the situation up a bit................somebody wants to whinge about the fonts I guess they need to examine their priorities!!

    The term "get a life" springs to mind!!
     
  7. Meanz Beanz
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    Meanz Beanz Boom Doom Gloom Boom

    Actually Jeff, I have that wrong... there is a style sheet in the HTML that seems to give...

    font: 10pt verdana, geneva, lucida, 'lucida grande', arial, helvetica, sans-serif;

    ...in most cases.

    I was looking at vbulleti.css which was the only style sheet handed down with the page as a separate file. Doing things to quickly + I never code style sheets directly into the HTML so its not second nature to look for it there. On closer inspection vbulleti.css seems to refer to the WYSIWYG editor.

    Apologies for that... OK that's me out of suggestions, you should have at least one of those available!

    Cheers
    MBz
     
  8. Meanz Beanz
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    Meanz Beanz Boom Doom Gloom Boom

    No worries Safie, looks like I stuffed it up anyway. A duff font can make it unreadable, especially if the eyes are not so good (not suggesting anything), if no one ever mentions it it never gets fixed. Personally on my sites I prefer to be told, I don't look at it as whinging or anything of the sort, simple fact is that although you do your best to code cleanly, test browsers os combos etc, it can still end up a dogs breakfast on some one else's machine.
     
  9. safewalrus
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    safewalrus Ancient Marriner

    See what you mean Beanz but it just seems so trivial that it's not worth woorying about - surely if you have trouble with one site you'll probably have trouble with all sites and then it's time to consider a new box o' tricks? There again maybe the guy was as bored as I was, looking for a few bites - he got 'em!;)
     
  10. Meanz Beanz
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    Meanz Beanz Boom Doom Gloom Boom

    I suppose lots of sites would be giving grief if you have issues with that font range.
     
  11. artemis
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    artemis Steamboater

    In the same manner you do to others? :p :D :p :D :p :D
     
  12. Meanz Beanz
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    Meanz Beanz Boom Doom Gloom Boom

    OK, I know who and what you are now... thanks. Play the ball, I know it probably runs against the grain but play the ball.
     
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