That's a good question. I'm not sure what is the answer to that question. I'll do some poking around and get back to you if I find an answer. You should email the people at iPage as they probably could help you..
I am using a css file for my stylesheet... how does that allow them to see the font that I want if they don't have it?.
And how do I "access and display the fonts from [my] iPage site server, via css also"? what does that do?.
Ps, I looked at that site, and i'm not looking to *download* fonts, i'm looking for a list of fonts that people are likely to already have. stuff that comes with ms office and such. there is a list on the microsoft site, but it doesn't show what they look like. I guess I could make a page.....
You can use 18 diffrent types of fonts in your webpage if the visitors to your iPage site have Internet Explorer installed.If you use any other font other than the 18 fonts then your visitor has to download the font to view the page if your not using css.The list of fonts installed with IE can be found at.
If you want to see how the fonts look.Then in IE click on tools > Internet options > Fonts. There you can have a preview of how these fonts look...
The problem here, as I understand it, is that different platforms, operating systems, and even browsers have different sets of what are considered to be "standard" fonts..
The path you have taken with the CSS is the right one, just specify the font typeface you really want and then a fall back one and finally a "family" one..
Here are the common css font families, which are considered safe:.
Courier New, Courier, monospace.
MS Serif, New York, serif.
Times New Roman, Times, serif.
MS Sans Serif, Geneva, sans-serif.
Verdana, Geneva, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif.
Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif..
There is another possiblity, and that is to use downloadable versions.
Of the fonts. And then specify them using a style sheet..
Like just about everytthing else Netscape and IE do it differently,.
The Netscape syntax is:.
Note that there are NO quotes on the URL for the IE version.
Coverting the fonts to downloadable format is not something I do so, you.
Will have dig around for that information..
That's what I did. The following VBA Word Macro lists all of the fonts available to MS-Word. Unfortunately it cannot distinguish between fonts that came with Windows/Office and user-installed fonts..
The Microsoft information can be found at.
Specifically, the Web Embedding Fonts Tool 'WEFT'..
Mind you, I wouldn't bother unless you have a trademarked font like, say, The Simpsons or Star Trek..
The reference to CSS was regarding the fact that Style Sheet authors can specify a list of fonts, and the browser will load the first one it has installed..
For example, Microsoft first developed Verdana from Arial, then simplified it to create Tahoma. If your iPage website looks great in Tahoma, you might say:.
Font-family: Tahoma, Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif.
Which ensures all browsers will find a match...
A artistic design iPage site that talks about typography on the web....
Its best to stick with these for you content:.
Times new roman.
Your headings maybe experiment with different fonts. but content should be as readable as possible...