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BD WestSide isn't all that uncommon, but as noted, it apparently is an undersized font. I downsized it considerably and moved the head a bit to see how that works.
No idea what copyright issues would be involved.
Someone else commented on the font being on many machines: I think it is common with either WordPerfect or Word, both of which I have loaded, so should be in many machines. If what I've done now doesn't straighten it out, I'll have to change, say Times Roman or Arial (but Arial is larger than TR, too).
I don't want to use 57 fonts per page, but I've used the WestSide throughout in headers and had no problems until these two pages. Got another page, on handplanes, almost ready to go up. For consistency, I'll need to go back and change the others, if I can't work this out. Pfui. I do NOT like the way Arial looks as a large header.
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Charles Self said:

I understand. There is an Arial Black that is thicker when at large point sizes... Courier looks like crap, but most systems come with the Lucida font as well.
WestSide must be a WordPerfect font, because I have two versions of Office Professional Developer on my system, along with hundreds of other programs and a few games, and still do not have that font...
There is a font viewer utility on your system that will allow you to view all installed fonts. Unfortunately, it does not tell you which program littered your hard drive with the hundreds of unused fonts you probably don't use or want... <g>
You could create a GIF of the header with the desired font and download as a picture, but that is slower for those dial-up types. HTML is much faster...
And lastly, if you will use Style Sheets, changes to your fonts are trivial and site wide - Look for help on "CSS". You give styles names like Header1 and Header2, etc, and there is a .css file that contains the definitions. Edit the definition, the whole site changes with it. It was designed for just such problems...
FWIW,
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*** CSS may make it easier to manage such things but by themselves won't solve problems.
However, it is quite possible to select more than one font for any particular heading and make a list of first-preferred font, second-preferred font, third-preferred font, etc which the browser will all try to apply before going to the default font. PvR
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P van Rijckevorsel said:

Not to be argumentative, but that is why I said "if you will use Style Sheets, changes to your fonts are trivial and site wide".
I didn't claim it would solve his layout problem, which stems from the use of absolute positioning with layers.
It simply makes site wide changes to fonts easier than editing 30 pages manually. I do this for a living... ASP, HTML, JAVA, etc.
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An excellent example of using style sheets is at http://www.csszengarden.com /
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Dave Balderstone said:

Wow. That is probably the most effective demonstration of cascading style sheets I have ever seen! Really puts thing into perspective!
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Charles Self said:

OK - I notice that while all us experts were over in the corner arguing over fonts and CSS and such, you were working on your site...
It now displays correctly on MSIE, Konqueror and Firefox. Don't own one of those wussy overpriced Macs, so I can't comment there... <g> Although you have retained the use of explicitly positioned layers, I believe you can call it a success...
Now maybe I can actually READ the darned thing...
Good Job.
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Greg G. said:

I read over more of the material tonight, and other than a few observations such as "chinchy" vs. "chintzy" and other such regional semantics, it looks great. I assume you are still working on the "Handplanes" page, as it still has problems with the location of the pictures overlapping the text.
I might suggest that the links that open up off-site links be changed to include the command: target = "_blank". This will open a new browser window or tab instead of navigating away from your site when someone clicks a link. You might consider doing this with the enlarged pop-up photos as well.
An example would be the publisher link on the home page: <a href="http://www.FoxChapelPublishing.com " target="_blank">
FWIW, JMHO, etc.
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