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Use unsafe web fonts safely in iWeb
Authored by: Frederico on Mar 30, '11 08:41:47AM

You also make all text unsearchable, nonindexible, and ineligible for copy & paste. Printing will also be slower. Worst of all, people with poor eyesight will be unable to use text to speech, VoiceOver, or any text enlarging provided by the browser or system.

As long as you are certain you know your audience (are you sure none of your viewers aren't too embarrassed to admit their disabilities?) and none of them will suffer for your vanity, this is a useful hint.

If you are presenting webpages to a larger, unknown audience, or hope to have your pages indexed by Google, et al, this practice is an absolute no-no for any body, table or header text. Use it carefully or selectively for titles, logos and navigation, and it remains a good hint.

Used in combination with identical invisible text readable in plain text browsers and bots, and it can still be a useful hint.

Sorry to get all Jakob Neilsen on you. (;



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Use unsafe web fonts safely in iWeb
Authored by: robleach on Mar 30, '11 01:19:50PM

I like the identical invisible text suggestion! I might do that. A buddy of mine and I were working independently on the same site and he's using a CSS trick with @font-face in dream weaver to directly use the desired font in any browser (avoiding the need for an image) but I couldn't figure that out in iweb.

Rob



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