View Full Version : Netscape font settings

01-27-2002, 05:28 PM
Where do all of you set your fonts to - if using Netscape? both type and size?

I change them back and forth but still seem to find pages that the print is just to small. I found a good balance once and have forgot/lost it?


01-27-2002, 10:53 PM
I run at (what I assume are) default settings: Monaco 12 Courier 10 page spec. inc. dynamic, but I run my displays at WYSIWYG & my eyesight is pretty sharp. Yeah some pages have pretty small fonts. I always just wrote it off as PC's & poor coding. http://www.macgurus.com/ubb/tongue.gif 99% of the Mac sites look fine! http://macgurus.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

I started out with nothing.
I still have most of it left!

01-28-2002, 03:06 AM
Use IE! Netscape is EVIL!!! http://macgurus.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif


Just kidding. When I am forced to use NN, I use
Western Encoding
Proportional: Times 12
Fixed-width: Monaco 10

Times is actually the Netscape default. Usually, you want a serif font as the main font for readability. If a designer wants to wow you with Arial and Courier, they will. har har. (that's what we use on the Forums. but not the main site)

01-28-2002, 09:25 AM
I like running my fonts from 14 points to 18points. I like running my 20" CRT at 1600x1280 or higher. I HATE sites with crappy dinkg '6' point fonts. Those http://www.macgurus.com/ubb/mad.gif bastards P me off!

Some of this had to do with Communicator 4.77 being about 3+ years old. Other things have to do with MS crushing Netscsape into dust, but that is another story.

IE 5 can scale fonts very well. You can even put in + & - buttons to adjust the font size to your liking. IE isnt all bad - if you have a 300MhzPPC with lots of RAM and a fast HD it should run fairly well. If you really do not want to use this - you can get iCab - this has many of the same font features. I have found that I need at least two or three browsers because NO single browser can do it all. There are ALWAYS pages that render like KRAP in one browser or another. Some pages will crash browsers and computers.

I am not sure why those A-hole WinTel users insist on running with low resolution screen. After staring at a computer for 8 hours a day + some at home, small fonts are RETARTED!

I'm back!

01-28-2002, 03:17 PM
Well I expected a few laughs because I am using Netscape. No apologies necessary. It is all I have ever used and have learned its quirks and have enjoyed it. I have noticed that many of you do use IE.

I think I will plan on putting it on the old/new computer I will be getting allowing me to use different browsers.

Looking forward to this next 2-5 weeks - I hope it is more fun than headaches.

Again thanks all

01-29-2002, 12:55 AM
Hey dragon

I like that big stuff too. Running Times 18, Monoco 14 with the screen at 1024 x 768 @85Hz. Looks good on most things I looked at tonight.

Keep playing http://macgurus.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif