Forum: Ruby on Rails [Totally OT] CSS Best Prac. Rails Apps

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Steve R. (Guest)
on 2006-04-08 23:09
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I've used Verdana heavily in many of my sites. My graphics designer
likes it
and so do my clients. There is a well-reasoned discussion that goes
something like:

- Verdana is bigger than any other font in default size
- If a user doesn't have Verdana, what they see may be way smaller than
- Ergo, don't use Verdana

What is everyone else doing? 80+% of my site visitors are IE/Win, 8%
Firefox/Win, the rest primarily Mac/Safari or Mac/Firefox. I get one or
Linux hits a month and these are the ones primarily affected by the

Thanks in advance for your opinions on this.
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David Andrew T. (Guest)
on 2006-04-08 23:21
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You should be fine with Verdana, which tends to be more eye-friendly,

Don't know if this is helpful, but I recommend this article to
individuals who have questions about fonts on the web.

David Andrew T.
Takashi Okamoto (Guest)
on 2006-04-09 00:01
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verdana was designed by matthew carter for microsoft, specifically
for rendering on screen. i think it's a good font for body type. but
i think it's a bit of an awkward font when you use it as a larger
display type.

Steve R. (Guest)
on 2006-04-09 04:40
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Thanks. As I said, there is some religious debate regarding use of
because it is larger than correspondingly-sized other fonts. I just
to make sure there wasn't some huge groundswell of "Verdana is evil"
on that I didn't know about :)
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