[x] Design Assembly - Georgia

marc's picture

Hi

Anyone know what Design Assembly italic body copy font is on their site?

http://www.designassembly.org/

For an extra two points can anyone explain how this is appearing as html text. I'm obviously a bit behind here. But I thought websites could only be set in the six or seven system fonts: Arial, Times, Verdana etc.

Would appreciate it if anyone could clear this up.

Marc

marcox's picture

From one Marc to another:

This is Times Italic.

marcox's picture

As to the rest of your query: I'm not a web designer, so I won't embarass myself by explaining the advances in web text. But search Typophile or the web in general for topics like CSS, Flash, SIFR and the @font_face tag to get an idea of the options available to pixel pushers these days.

marc's picture

Cheers

It must be an alternative to the version of Times I have. There are slight differences. The lower case 'y' for one.

Marc

Jan's picture

It isn’t Times. It’s Georgia - also a websafe font.

marc's picture

Cheers for that, much appreciated.

Marc

marcox's picture

Jan, I'm quite sure it's Times, at least on my screen. :)

Ah, the beauty of web typography.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/86503900@N00/2992059631/

Jan's picture

Hehe, marcox. On my screen (and on marc’s) it’s obviously Georgia. No Georgia installed?

marcox's picture

Hmmm, apparently not.

I'm working on a new employer-supplied laptop that must never have had an older version of Office (and thus the traditional web safe fonts from MS -- Georgia, Verdana) installed.

Jurriaan's picture

CSS was used to format this text. Here's the line, copied from the source code of the discussed web page:

font-family:Georgia, Times New Roman, serif;

So your browser should select Georgia if you have it. If not, Times, etc.

By the way, I don't know of a way to check which font files your browser actually picked to generate the text. I think the only way is to judge by eye.

Jurriaan

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