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Just thought I'd pass this around. This is something that will change everything!

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Nope - A huge massive single

Nope - A huge massive single point of failure, I'll wait for another solution, but would love one to work, although to some extent web pages are not about typographic design and niceties of that nature, just need a few good basic fonts that render well for screen and that one way or another are available at journeys end for the code.

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I'd love to have the ability

I'd love to have the ability to have whatever font I want, and it work cross browser. Some people will do more harm then good by choosing fonts that are hard to read or too distracting or busy. But done tastefully and smart, can achieve the highest of visual standards, readability and make the pages easier to scan.

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web pages are not about typographic design and niceties of that nature.

Why cant they provide great content, and be nice to look at? If you thumb through popular magazines, you see fruitful content styles with beautiful typography and images. This doesnt take away from the content, but rather makes it easier to read and understand. I feel smart typography, smart design, and content should work together in harmony to represent the content in an inviting manner that creates an emotional experience for the user. I believe websites can also be considered works of art, like visual music.

Maybe this kind of thinking is far and few between. Maybe this should be its own thread.

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CupidsToejam wrote: Why cant

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Why cant they provide great content, and be nice to look at? If you thumb through popular magazines, you see fruitful content styles with beautiful typography and images. This doesn't take away from the content, but rather makes it easier to read and understand. I feel smart typography, smart design, and content should work together in harmony to represent the content in an inviting manner that creates an emotional experience for the user. I believe websites can also be considered works of art, like visual music.

Maybe this kind of thinking is far and few between. Maybe this should be its own thread.

Your right they can do all things and no it doesn't take away from the content but that's not really what I meant, what always worries me is a lack of understanding of the medium that's being worked in, and the danger - as you mentioned - of a few making a right old hash of it with a dozen different font faces per page etc.

I actually have an anoraks love of stuff like fonts and typography and read magazines not for the content but for the design element, layout and typographic use.

I'm not sure though that I would go as far as to say that web sites could be considered works of art, that is not to say that you don't see some stunning designs here and there, but I'm nervous of people starting to believe that sites must be works of art and seeing content and the real purpose of a web page get sidelined; which is partly why I tend to get hot under the collar when people mention csszengarden as I don't think that really ever did much to further CSS and standards but just give the impression that heavily graphic laden sites were acceptable - but I did love some of the early designs on there Smile

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Quote: ...lack of

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...lack of understanding of the medium that's being worked in, and the danger - as you mentioned - of a few making a right old hash of it with a dozen different font faces per page etc.

I agree with you.

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I understand where you are

I understand where you are coming from, but I have used Cufon and have been happy with it.

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