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    How to Get Smooth Anti Alias Fonts with CSS?

    When I check this website snorgtees.com I see it has some really smooth heading fonts (look on the left nav area with the headings "T-Shirts" and further down it says "We're Social") , at least they look like they are anti aliased to me. How can I get fonts like this in CSS?
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    Right click on the headings. Choose "Save image as". Use a bitmap tracing software to make them vectors

    Just kidding. Go to http://cufon.shoqolate.com/generate/ and see for your self.

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    Looks like they are using Cufon there. But there are better solutions these days, like using real fonts (even if via @font-face through services like TypeKit).

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    @font-face is anything but smooth

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    Quote Originally Posted by noonnope View Post
    @font-face is anything but smooth
    Ah yes, sorry. I keep forgetting that some poor souls are still stuck with Windows-based computers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ralph.m View Post
    Ah yes, sorry. I keep forgetting that some poor souls are still stuck with Windows-based computers.
    The suckiness of fonts on XP makes me want to burn babies.
    Even with Cleartype enabled, embedded fonts look terrible.

    -webkit-font-smoothing: antialiased;

    works wonders for webkit browsers in XP.

    It's enough to make me want to use Cufon or sIFR for headings and just use a boring "web-safe" font for copy text.
    The lack of highlight-ability and copy-ability of Cufon also makes me want to burn babies, just slightly uglier ones.

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    Quote Originally Posted by materialdesigner View Post
    The suckiness of fonts on XP makes me want to burn babies.
    Yeah, I can't believe it's taken so long to address this sort of thing. If Apple can produce nice font rendering (and it's been around a long time), I see no excuse for Windows not dong the same.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ralph.m View Post
    Yeah, I can't believe it's taken so long to address this sort of thing. If Apple can produce nice font rendering (and it's been around a long time), I see no excuse for Windows not dong the same.
    Laziness. And a long time monopoly. Mostly laziness, though.


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