Fonts

 I really love this font. It is absolutely beautiful.
 

The comment I had when I changed my blog layout, what WordPress calls a 

"theme", was that the text size was too small and the lines too long. I can deal with 

that by paying to use a different font, perhaps this one (Pristina), or even a custom-

designed font from Adobe. The Adobe ones are beautiful, but I have not yet 

explored all the fonts I find on Microsoft Word, which I can access with a line of 

code, for free. Here is the line of code:



<pre style="font-family: Pristina; font-size: 30px; background-

color: white; color: #000000;">



At the end of my text, I put < /pre>. Now, I have to make my 

own line breaks: I am previewing to find how long the line is, then making a line 

break at the end of each line. It is not as easy as "just writing", but easy enough, and 

I like the result. And from the "dashboard" or control panel of my blog I can choose a 

colour, and the system works out what numbers make that colour. I can add links as 

easily as with the usual font, and even add pictures. It is more fiddly than 

blogging normally, but a lot easier than creating a web page was ten years ago, and 

worth doing occasionally.

2 thoughts on “Fonts

  1. That *is* a lovely font – quietly and clearly so. 🙂

    Your story reminds me of writing a report on my first “real” job. I was writing it in a spreadsheet platform, partly because I was telling the story of a bunch of figures in the spreadsheet, but mostly because I didn’t yet know how to use a word processing software.

    (I think, in those days, it was WordPerfect and Lotus spreadsheets… and we had just gotten our first interoffice email system, called “Profs”… nowadays that all seems older than, say, dirt, or even than the first Star Wars movie, but of course it’s not really all that long ago. heheh)

    Anyway, in that report I had to treat each line of text as a separate entity, no wordwrapping. Any edits (and I’m a obsessive edit-er when I’m writing) meant I had to edit each line all the way down the paragraph to bring them back in line. I shake my head to think of it now. And, to your comment about what went into creating webpages a mere 10 years ago, I marvel to think of how easy it is for us now to share what we do electronically — both words and images.

    Glad you are sharing yours with us all! 🙂

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    • The short line in my last paragraph is because I originally wrote “[greater than sign]” not knowing to write “&” then “gt;” to produce “>”. If I typed a less than sign it thought I was attempting a command, and attempted to execute it.

      In my first office, we had typists on electric typewriters, taking carbon copies of each letter. I am not sure how they did the accounts. If I wanted something faxed I needed to get someone to do it. I did not use email at all until this century.

      A friend was greatly impressed with my blog, thinking I should do sites for people, and not knowing that it was all done by “themes”.

      I think my comments elsewhere are getting stuck in the Spam. My comment on Small Letters about the “Lovely Blogs” disappeared as soon as I pressed “Post comment”.

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