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  • #14904

    I should know the answer to this one! Can you tell me, what font is the paragraph text on my front page?

    http://shop.bellydanceoz.com

    People are asking me what it is and I’m embarrassed to admit I don’t know. :blush:

    #19504
    Sushil Adhikari
    Moderator

    No worries… it’s called Arial, and if Arial is not available on the person’s computer, or if they are on a MAC, then it switches to the next which is Helvetica.

    #19510

    Now isn’t that funny, because I could see it said Arial in the stylesheet, but it doesn’t look anything like Arial to me. This is Arial that we’re using on this forum, isn’t it? And I’m on a PC using either Firefox or Chrome. I wonder why it looks so much nicer? Is it the size?

    #14905
    Sushil Adhikari
    Moderator

    This is the CSS for the font:

    body {
    -moz-font-smoothing: antialiased;
    -webkit-font-smoothing: antialiased;
    background: #000;
    color: #656565;
    font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;
    font-smoothing: antialiased;
    line-height: 1.5rem;
    text-rendering: optimizeLegibility;
    }

    This is what my site uses:

    body {
    font-family: Arial,'Open Sans', 'HelveticaNeue', 'Helvetica Neue', Helvetica, sans-serif;
    font-size: 100%;
    line-height: 1.65;
    color: #727272;
    }

    There’s many factors how a font looks:

    1. resolution
    2. font size
    3. font weight (bold normal, etc)
    4. font colours

    Font size will probably be the more influential of the list because the larger the font, the more detail or differences you will see when comparing fonts.

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