I originaly posted the above to Facebook hoping that someone could help with this. I have now been asked to post to the forum.
We re-evaluated the web-safe font list and decided to remove some entries because we concluded they were not as universally available as we'd originally thought.
That said, existing Muse files that use one or more of the dropped fonts will continue to work. The text frames will not be converted to images; we will export the same HTML/CSS as before.
The only issue, as you've pointed out, is that Muse will not show the name of the dropped font when you select some text that uses it. (If you absolutely need to know, there is a workaround: create a paragraph style for that text selection and hover over the entry in the paragraph styles palette; the font name will show in the tool-tip).
Hope this addresses your concerns.
Abhishek (Muse Engineer)
Hi thanks for the answer. Will it still work if we add new text, to an existing site, and use a paragraph style previously setup?
What about if we copy a text box from a "Beta Site" and add it to a new site?
So for example if I wanted to use Century Gothic and wanted it to be seen as text not graphic, if I copied and pasted a text frame from a "Beta Site" into a new site and over typed the content, will it export as an image file, as Centruy Gothic is no longer a safe font on new sites, or as a font, becuase it has been copied from a "Beta Site"?
It would have been useful to communicate these changes with users before the decision was made. Could you run a poll as to the top 15 fonts used? I know that on other site builder programmes they feel Tahoma, Arial Narrow, Arial Black, Trebuchet MS are safe fonts, as an example.
The styles currently available are very similar and don't offer a whole lot of choice.
Look forward to hearing your thoughts.
...It would have been useful to communicate these changes with users before the decision was made...
This was discussed in the beta forum.
Muse devs blindly copied info from an errant Smashing Magazine article. It takes no more than 5 minutes to determine which fonts actually ship with each OS. That is how easy it is to determine what is really web safe. No poll is needed.
Regardless of Adobe's claims, web design is not (and never will be) WYSIWYG. You really need to test your work in multiple browsers to make sure it renders decently. Beware that all these font replacements may reflow your text in an undesirable way. You need to allow for text reflow in your design.
> Will it still work if we add new text, to an existing site, and use a paragraph style previously setup?
> What about if we copy a text box from a "Beta Site" and add it to a new site?
Yes, that'll work too.
But please note that there was a reason some of these fonts were removed from the web-safe list.
We recommend you use a font from the current web-safe list; it it more likely that these fonts will be available for all your site visitors.
> The styles currently available are very similar and don't offer a whole lot of choice.
You may want to look at web fonts as well. Currently, there are 400+ fonts to choose from.