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Re: Downloadable fonts and image replacement

From: Spartanicus <spartanicus.3@ntlworld.ie>
Date: Wed, 26 Apr 2006 00:29:00 +0100
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To: www-style@w3.org

David Woolley <david@djwhome.demon.co.uk> wrote:

>> Images of text is almost always a bad idea. Imo CSS should discourage
>> such usage and instead provide tilting and 3D font decorative effects
>> like shadows and extruding.
>This would probably be the minimum to get commercial designers on
>board, but I suspect that the imperative to be different would cause
>them to revert to images once they'd exhausted the new technology.

Not being a designer my list of text effects is likely to limited. CSS
should be capable of providing most of the effects people currently
apply to "text" with graphic editors. If CSS could do that, and if
implemented on desktop browsers who imo have the resources to do such
fancy things, the use of text as bitmaps would be an exception in future

Resource strapped devices such as mobile renderers would likely simply
not implement such, but in my experience that won't bother designers. As
long as it looks good on their and their boss' and mates' desktop
platforms the attitude is "I'm alright Jack".


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