Nononono... I didn't mean sound like you were out of touch or anything -- Sorry about that. (1st thing in the morning ;) What i meant is that I think for the general internet audience Times might stand out more as being different, though people like you and me remember when Times was about all there was. My apologies!
Originally posted by cybercodeur
Well, what can I say? You're absolutely right. You've just made me realize that somewhere between 1996 and now I forgot to adjust my conceptions regarding the use of fonts.
Sigh... The problem is that we really only have a couple choices, and we're restricted to what MS decides to include in their distributions, if we want wide support. I want to re-examine imbedded font technology and see what's going on there these days. I haven't followed that for a while, so I don't know how well it works on today's net.
Personnaly, I've had enough of times, just like I've had enough of Arial.
Eventually when I'll be sick to my stomach of seing verdana, I'll have to think of something. In the meantime, I'll happily stick to it. :)
Thank god for CSS. That's one thing I taught myself from the beginning, along side HTML so I'd have it burned into my brain.
But you do bring good points... Anyways with the use of stylesheets now, we can feel free as birds. Thewre is so much more to standardized fonts than only the usual few.
<cracked up for a minute there!> Looking around the clan gaming community, I wouldn't be surprised to see another geeky language arise out of Symbol.
Trends lead us from one to another. Let's just wait to see what the next cool font will be. As long as it's not symbol and its a system font, I think we'll all be okay. ;)
Gak, I remember setting my Amiga system fonts to Opal back in the 80s... I just came across Opal on a font site recently and thought "What the hell was I thinking?!"