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Web Safe Font in Dremweaver CS6

Jul 12, 2012 8:30 AM

Does Dreamweaver Support websafe fonts like in Muse?

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    Jul 12, 2012 8:39 AM   in reply to twtybrd678

    Dreamweaver will support whatever font you want. The trick (the "websafeness", if you will) has more to do with whether your viewer has the font on his/her computer.


    More computer systems come with more standard fonts than ever nowadays, and as long as you use a sensible font set, more viewers will see your site the way you want it to be seen. That is, allowing the font-set to degrade until a font is found that exists on the viewer's computer.


    Without going into slightly more complicated setups with web-fonts, lists of typical fonts resident on viewers' computers can be found in a Google search. For instance, here's a site that shows "websafe" fonts: -to-use-with-css, and here is a w3c page showing how to set up your font set:



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    Jul 12, 2012 11:59 AM   in reply to twtybrd678

    I don't use MUSE so I'm not entirely sure if you're referring to web-fonts or web-safe fonts.  There is a difference.  As Beth already mentioned the web-safe font list is somewhat limited to fonts that are common to all Win & Mac systems: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif, "Times New Roman", serif...


    However, Web Fonts are stylish "Real Fonts" you can embed in your web pages from a CDN (content delivery network) such as Adobe TypeKit or Google Web Fonts.  


    DW CS6 does support embedded Web Fonts. 


    Creative Cloud subscribers have access to Adobe TypeKit fonts free of charge. d-with-typekit-and-creative-cloud



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