I'm currently working on a site for a pub / restuartant chain. They already have a basic site which they are more than happy with the general feel / design of and would like me to stick to. I haven't designed the original but i am happy base the new site upon it.
In the existing site the main navigation links have been made in a handwritten font style along with some various headings (the links and headings are actually graphics not text).
I would like to use the same style of font for the links etc in the new site but i want to keep them as text for a couple of reasons.
1. I believe that text based links generate better seo than graphic based links??
2. A couple of the headings may need to be updatable and i would like to make them updatable via a php backend so would require the headings to be text based.
My question then is:
How can i deviate from the standard arial, verdana, geneva fonts which are generally accepted whilst ensuring the widest compatibility with browser versions etc.???
Is it possible to embed a font for example?
Any suggestions or thoughts much appreciated!... at the moment the font i want to use is Monotype Corsiva (which was installed on my XP pro machine as standard).