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MacOS X 10.3 missing fonts - bad web designers panic
I can't believe there are people designing web pages who are fucking stupid enough to rely on specific *fonts* being installed for their pages to look right! OK - I can believe it, I'm rarely surprised by the depths some folks 'talent' can reach, especially in web design. But mighty fuck, so some Microsoft fonts aren't installed unless you install IE, Office, etc. What a complete shock. Get over it - then try to get a life. Then maybe try to design your web pages without being fucking idiots.

I left a couple of comments - *trying* not to just say "You're all fucking dolts!"

I am: baffled
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solipsistnation From: solipsistnation Date: October 28th, 2003 05:55 pm (UTC) (Direct Link)

The problem being, of course, that they're all fucking dolts.
zonereyrie From: zonereyrie Date: October 28th, 2003 05:59 pm (UTC) (Direct Link)
Well, the people commenting seem to be the worst kind of web designers - the ones who take themselves very seriously. I think they prefer to be called 'new media designers' actually.

Fucking dolts.
blarglefiend From: blarglefiend Date: October 28th, 2003 07:25 pm (UTC) (Direct Link)
They seem a lot like the people who haven't yet managed to understand that the web and print are *different media*.

Unfortunately there's a lot of that going around. People who had to move to web work because print wasn't providing enough gigs, but who don't have the flexibility to adapt to the different media.
pdelahanty From: pdelahanty Date: October 28th, 2003 08:00 pm (UTC) (Direct Link)
Someone at the office made a new template design that requires the "Wingdings 3" font to be installed in order for some little symbols to appear. Of course, us non-designers who were coding it didn't have that font. The UX person was immediately given a lecture on web design and tossed into the pond. (Okay, not quite...but we're not doing any stupid "Wingdings 3" font crap on the site.)
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chiieddy From: chiieddy Date: October 29th, 2003 10:16 am (UTC) (Direct Link)
If I need an image for list bullets, I make an image and use CSS to modify the list bullets to that for a specific class.

If I want to use an odd font, I make sure I have backups (again using CSS) that look just as nice.

Then I override the stylesheet and make sure my site is still readable (following section 508 standards).

But, never is a site dependent on how something looks. That could seriously kill some screen readers.

Of course, I design sites for government agencies and have to worry about those things.

Then again, my company just released their new website and it doesn't work in Mozilla or Netscape properly (grr). The official word is that it's designed for IE, the official corporate browser (grr). And oddly, the site fails My Bobby accessibility checks very badly.
From: offsides Date: October 29th, 2003 09:57 am (UTC) (Direct Link)
Just repeat after me: "There is no limit to human stupidity..."
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