Friday, October 17, 2008


Yah. So if the image on the left looks unfamiliar, there's a reason.

I wasn't sure why the font selection offered by Blogger was so small, so after viewing a blog using a handwritten font type, I decided that I was going to try to figure out how to get that look. I really thought I was hot stuff when I customized the layout of my blog by successfully changing the font to "Loved by the King", which I downloaded for free at dafont.

This was a couple of months ago. No one ever complimented my "new look"... (hrmm) and the other day, I was chatting with a tech geek friend of mine, and sent him a link to the page.

Well, needless to say, he was confused. After he realized what was happening, he gave me my first lesson in designing for the web. He explained to me that if other people don't have the font that I used, they wouldn't see the blog (or web page) as I'd intended, which is why Blogger (and web design programs like Dreamweaver) offers a small range of fonts.. this serves as a sort of guarantee that the intended appearance will be the end result for anyone who views it.

So, now I know... none of you have been able to appreciate the fruits of my labour :(

Here's a screen shot of what this should look like. To be honest, after I post this, I'm going on my parent's laptop to take a gander at how the blog actually looks before I go ahead and conform to web standards and change it. booo.

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