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Ok so, made the website got some nice comments on it.

Made it so it's quick and easy to look at, no gimmicks, just bear essentials really.

Can someone please explain to me, why I have people telling me, website is fab, BUT the font needs changing because a times new roman font should not be on a website but in a newspaper.

Question does it really matter?

Does it make it look bad?

Surely if you can read it and it looks ok, the font that it's typed in doeasn't matter.?

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They mean that a sans-serif typeface would be easier to read. I've just looked at it and I agree.

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Site looks good to me. A few years back, Verdana was the usual font for a website, and the text was usually black on white background as some browsers could not read white text on black background.

These days, I don't think it matters at all. I still use Verdana as most people find it the easiest to read. Just my personal choice.

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Question does it really matter?

Does it make it look bad?

Surely if you can read it and it looks ok, the font that it's typed in doeasn't matter.?

Back in the (hot metal) day, sans serif fonts were reserved for headings and serif fonts (like Times) were used for the body text as a serif font is easier to read.

On the interweb, I don't think it matters and your site looks fine although the white-on-black text 'All about Tammy' page is a little hard to read (but that could be Firefox, or my monitor or my eyesight. :) )

Site looks good to me. A few years back, Verdana was the usual font for a website, and the text was usually black on white background as some browsers could not read white text on black background.

These days, I don't think it matters at all. I still use Verdana as most people find it the easiest to read. Just my personal choice.

IIRC, Verdana was a font introduced by Micro$oft at the same time as the execrable Comic Sans, beloved of teachers and infantalists everywhere and which should similarly be consigned to the metaphorical dustbin. What's wrong with Helvetica and its derivatives? ;)

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The site is indeed great, I wear varifocals and find it very difficult to read. From a typographic perspective, the font needs changing to improve readability.

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Back in the (hot metal) day, sans serif fonts were reserved for headings and serif fonts (like Times) were used for the body text as a serif font is easier to read.

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Yes, but that was body text on paper. Newspapers are a different medium and for short electronic messages a sans serif typeface is easier to read.

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Ok so, made the website got some nice comments on it.

Made it so it's quick and easy to look at, no gimmicks, just bear essentials really.

Can someone please explain to me, why I have people telling me, website is fab, BUT the font needs changing because a times new roman font should not be on a website but in a newspaper.

Question does it really matter?

Does it make it look bad?

Surely if you can read it and it looks ok, the font that it's typed in doeasn't matter.?

I've just viewed it and it looks ok to me but there are certain protocols with these things - just keeps the purists happy.

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Yes, but that was body text on paper. Newspapers are a different medium and for short electronic messages a sans serif typeface is easier to read.

Hence 'hot metal' in my post. Despite that, I think it's moot whether a sans serif font is better on a computer (or similar) screen, especially where some form of anti-aliasing technology (such as Micro$oft's ClearType is being used. For example, Amazon's Kindle e-book reader uses a serif font.

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It is all to do with screen resolution.

Not so much an issue in these days of high-res flat screens, but when monitors were like TV screens, the number of dots per inch was often quite small, so the little 'feet' on the letters og serif fonts tended to disappear, making the lettering look odd.

Because sans-serif fonts do not have the little feet 9serifs) the problem is reduced.

Ok so, made the website got some nice comments on it.

Made it so it's quick and easy to look at, no gimmicks, just bear essentials really.

Can someone please explain to me, why I have people telling me, website is fab, BUT the font needs changing because a times new roman font should not be on a website but in a newspaper.

Question does it really matter?

Does it make it look bad?

Surely if you can read it and it looks ok, the font that it's typed in doeasn't matter.?

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the important thing to remeember is that not everyone has the screen quality ir eyesight you have.

try looking at it with eyes half closed or wearing someone elses glasses. Ifr it is a strain to read then think again.

I find text overlaying a photograph can be hard to read, as can white on black.

And some people may be viewing it on devices like i-phones....

lastly make sure it works OK on IE, Firefox and google chrome.

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Ok so, made the website got some nice comments on it.

Made it so it's quick and easy to look at, no gimmicks, just bear essentials really.

Can someone please explain to me, why I have people telling me, website is fab, BUT the font needs changing because a times new roman font should not be on a website but in a newspaper.

Question does it really matter?

Does it make it look bad?

Surely if you can read it and it looks ok, the font that it's typed in doeasn't matter.?

Hi Miss P,

Just to say, very nice website honi :):) has alot of nice attatchments to it.

and I love your biography on your profile ;) xxx

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I agree that it would be easier to read in a sans serif font. Try this little test and see for yourself...

Compose a reply to this post but don't post it yet. Highlight some of the text and see how clear it still is to read. That gives you an idea of how the typeface looks when in white text against a darker background. This board runs on a sans serif typeface and I think that it is very clear and easy to read.

The layout of the site and content is very good, BTW

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I agree, you do need to change the font. It's not about how it looks it's about how it scans, if it doesn't scan very easily people will stop reading and leave the site because it hurts their eyes. Nice site though ;)

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Where is the web address would love to take a look.

Less is definitely more with websites - There are lots of little things that make it that much better if you can add them to the site - Its a bit of a lottery really what i like others may hate and visa versa - I don't think that the main writing should be anything but clear like the guy wrote black on white - its a bit passe but it works - mine is in reverse white on black - you have to make sure that the writing isn't too small cos the older guys could find it hard to read - or even folk like myself who don't have great sight - The one really important thing is:

Your gallery, it has to be the correct j.peg cos blackberry phones can view them if they are and lots of men use their blackberry's to view websites so they tell me.

Best of luck and send me the link on PM or wherever would love to take a look.

Liz

Liz Hilton I would not ask you to take a look at my website.

I don't need an acerbic escort telling me where I have gone wrong thanks.

I have more than enough female escort friends who would be willing to tell me IF i have gone wrong, who would do so properly.

It is all to do with screen resolution.

Not so much an issue in these days of high-res flat screens, but when monitors were like TV screens, the number of dots per inch was often quite small, so the little 'feet' on the letters og serif fonts tended to disappear, making the lettering look odd.

Because sans-serif fonts do not have the little feet 9serifs) the problem is reduced.

To all guys who gave this reason, thanks for the constructive critisism.

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I don't need an acerbic escort telling me where I have gone wrong thanks.

Oh T....your use of english is sometimes delightful!!!!!!!xxxx:):D

No added warbed comments....just delightful. x

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Liz Hilton I would not ask you to take a look at my website.

I don't need an acerbic escort telling me where I have gone wrong thanks.

I have more than enough female escort friends who would be willing to tell me IF i have gone wrong, who would do so properly.

Sorry Tammy but I feel that was uncalled for.

I fully understand that Liz' posting style has not made her many friends since she came here, but the post she made to you was polite, helpful and friendly.

Your reply was unwarranted.

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Sorry Tammy but I feel that was uncalled for.

I fully understand that Liz' posting style has not made her many friends since she came here, but the post she made to you was polite, helpful and friendly.

Your reply was unwarranted.

Got to agree Tammy, if she had ripped you site to shreds I would understand. Often female escort friends would not be willing to tell you IF you have gone wrong. I like Liz, but would post similarly if I did not. I would draw on the knowledge and experience she may have to offer rather than dismiss her offer of help as you have. Although I dare say that offer may not be there now.

Granted her early posting was a little different and went against the grain so to speak but she was being helpful towards you.

Lou4fun.

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Got to agree Tammy, if she had ripped you site to shreds I would understand. Often female escort friends would not be willing to tell you IF you have gone wrong. I like Liz, but would post similarly if I did not. I would draw on the knowledge and experience she may have to offer rather than dismiss her offer of help as you have. Although I dare say that offer may not be there now.

Granted her early posting was a little different and went against the grain so to speak but she was being helpful towards you.

Lou4fun.

Its OK girls, as soon as Tammy sees my supportive post I am sure she will realise the error of her ways!:D:)

Seriously though, most people form initial impressions on people and unfortunately Liz has given a really good insight into her view of punters who participate on this forum. Her suggestions that Jerboa is anything but an honest punter who speaks his mind was laughable.

The recent Badger/Natasha stuff was less than good, a guy attempting to book a girl on a reccomendation.

Randalls rant and May, although on the other boot, a wonderfully defusing of a bomb, in a style unique to May.

Really has everyone got the winter blues or am I going to have to put some of you in detention.

I know its a forum, disagreement, baiting, discussion...all leads to more interest. However its time to consider a little if other channels might be better, than launching first strike attacks on the forum. Although by all means do so once you have met the guy or the girl.

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Often female escort friends would not be willing to tell you IF you have gone wrong.

I think your wrong there- most good friends would say what's wrong.

Lou4fun.

Its OK girls, as soon as Tammy sees my supportive post I am sure she will realise the error of her ways!:D:o

Seriously though, most people form initial impressions on people and unfortunately Liz has given a really good insight into her view of punters who participate on this forum. Her suggestions that Jerboa is anything but an honest punter who speaks his mind was laughable.

The recent Badger/Natasha stuff was less than good, a guy attempting to book a girl on a reccomendation.

Randalls rant and May, although on the other boot, a wonderfully defusing of a bomb, in a style unique to May.

Really has everyone got the winter blues or am I going to have to put some of you in detention.

I know its a forum, disagreement, baiting, discussion...all leads to more interest. However its time to consider a little if other channels might be better, than launching first strike attacks on the forum. Although by all means do so once you have met the guy or the girl.

It might be just me- but I havn't got a clue what your talking about in this post!!! :):rolleyes:

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My post came out a bit hap hazard there- it was addressed to Lou/ 6up-

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Sorry Tammy but I feel that was uncalled for.

I fully understand that Liz' posting style has not made her many friends since she came here, but the post she made to you was polite, helpful and friendly.

Your reply was unwarranted.

Sorry Claire I read that post differently to you.

Got to agree Tammy, if she had ripped you site to shreds I would understand. Often female escort friends would not be willing to tell you IF you have gone wrong. I like Liz, but would post similarly if I did not. I would draw on the knowledge and experience she may have to offer rather than dismiss her offer of help as you have. Although I dare say that offer may not be there now.

Granted her early posting was a little different and went against the grain so to speak but she was being helpful towards you.

Lou4fun.

Lou I have asked a few of the girls to take a look and did take advice on it.

As I replied to Claire I did not read Liz's post the same way as you did.

If I offended, sorry. I read it the way I read it, and replied accordingly.

Unfortunatly That's the wonderful internet for you.

Lack of intent and emotion in the written word can cause people to mis-interpret.

As I said, Sorry if offended.

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Sorry Claire I read that post differently to you.

Lou I have asked a few of the girls to take a look and did take advice on it.

As I replied to Claire I did not read Liz's post the same way as you did.

If I offended, sorry. I read it the way I read it, and replied accordingly.

Unfortunatly That's the wonderful internet for you.

Lack of intent and emotion in the written word can cause people to mis-interpret.

As I said, Sorry if offended.

I have re-read Liz's post three times now and I cannot see anything in it to cause offence. She said that she had not seen your site, but would be happy to look at it, and mentioned a few things that she has found worked/didn't work for her personal site. How that could be misconstrued I do not know.

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Oh T....your use of english is sometimes delightful!!!!!!!xxxx:):(

No added warbed comments....just delightful. x

I had to check her site and I thought that was how you was out on the site and she was having a dig. Turns out when venom hits the blood stream the fingers cant keep up lol

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