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Pretty Fonts and the Web

Monday, February 16th, 2009

People who have never had to make a website often wonder, why don’t people use nicer or unique fonts?

People who make the websites wish that they could!

I know that I’m bored with Verdana, Arial, and Times New Roman (or their Apple equivalents).  But, since we can’t guarantee that every computer will have every font, that’s pretty much what we are stuck using.

While we can’t change the font of the main content of our webpages, we do use some tricks to get nice headers.  In fact, we’ve just updated’s decorative font headers.  We’ve had them for a couple years, but our (now) older software tool didn’t work with the latest Adobe Flash Player, version 10.  We’ve also changed the font that we use… we hope you like it.

For the geeks: We’re running SIFR 3 v.436.  The font file was built with a free online sIFR font generator, and we were formerly using sIFR 2.

When will we see the day where crazy steps aren’t needed for a nicely rendered web page?

Disable CTRL+Q in Firefox

Monday, January 19th, 2009

Tired of accidentally closing Firefox with Ctrl+Q when all you wanted to do was close one tab with Ctrl+W?

I sure was.  Maybe I’m just an inaccurate typist.

I finally got around to disabling that key combination in FF3 a week or two ago.  It seems to be working, so I’ve decided to share a bit.

I used the “keyconfig 20080929” addon.  You can find it on this thread here:

This addon adds a “Keyconfig” menu item under the Tools menu. Scroll down about 8 items and find “Close Window”.  Remap it to something that you’re not likely to use by accident.  I used Ctrl+Shift+W (for some reason, I couldn’t enter Ctrl+Shift+Q).

Anyway, use at your own risk.