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,
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.
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...
CSS may make it easier to manage such things but by themselves won't solve
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.
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.
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...
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">
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