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December 19th, 2009, 11:45 PM #1Can We Talk About Fonts vs. Bounce Rate ????
My sites are filled with SHARED BORDERS!!
Mainly Top & Left ...
I make my money from the borders and fill the site with KILLER CONTENT!
I am continuously working on my borders, as they direct my 1000's of organic visitors everyday where I need them to go to keep the site alive.......
I'm a Verdana & Arial designer......
WHAT ARE YOUR SELECTIONS FOR THE " UNIVERSAL " FONT????
December 20th, 2009, 12:06 AM #2
Verdana and Ariel are a toss-up for me, I use them both (not at the same time, mind you, but different sites get one or the other). I also like Georgia.
More and more though, I'm starting to branch out from the so-called "web safe" fonts and using a few that I know are very common, like Helvetica. Using a font-family in CSS means I can be a little more creative.Daniel M. Clark
Greg Hoffman Consulting
December 20th, 2009, 12:15 AM #3Originally Posted by Daniel M. Clark
Just too simple to change things myself without making universal changes that I didn't want to make. -
I Hate Helvetica...
December 20th, 2009, 12:19 AM #4
December 20th, 2009, 12:26 AM #5Originally Posted by MichaelColey
But I check out my sites in it and it ( verdana ) has faults....
Arial seems to be very " Universal "
But I'm not a Fan!!
December 20th, 2009, 09:24 AM #6
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I use Times New Romans on some of my sites.
December 20th, 2009, 12:14 PM #7Originally Posted by BurgerBoy
I just played w/ TNR and it looked funny to me.
Anyone have any STATS that compare fonts to Clicks?
December 20th, 2009, 12:26 PM #8Originally Posted by RemodelingGuy
Many WordPress themes are set up like that as a default - a serif font for titles and san-serif for the body of a post. They may have done usability studies to have come to that conclusion. I, on the other hand, use my "old eyes" as my own usability study.
December 20th, 2009, 08:34 PM #9
+1 for verdana.
it is an interesting question to explore the data and see if different fonts result in a stickier site.[URL]http://Essociate.com[/URL]
December 21st, 2009, 04:39 AM #10
I prefer Verdana, too, I find it is easiest to read. To do a real usability test, try your site out on a 10.2" or smaller netbook...ugh!
[Whisper Mode] Not to sound stupid, but what are shared borders? : [/Whisper Mode]
December 21st, 2009, 05:50 AM #11Originally Posted by lintlin
Shared borders are a header and in my case, a left shared navigation border.
Borders that are on a majority of pages.
Pretty much what defines my sites.
December 21st, 2009, 12:48 PM #12
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Shared borders are a component of Front Page website program. They are comparable to Server Side Includes in that when you change the shared border it changes all the pages those borders are on. The downside is that if your host's Front Page extensions crap out or your site becomes somehow corrupted (happened many time to me and that is just one reason I don't use them any more and use "real" SSI) your site gets trashed.
Many hosts are now moving away from supporting Front Page extensions, so using alternative coding techniques that are just as effective and *much* more flexible is the way to go for new sites.
If you are using a CMS they use includes for all those areas on your site that share the same content, like the sidebars, header and footer.
Jimmy, don't yell at me, it works for you (and many other people) and that's great, but new folks should absolutely use SSI or php includes instead of Front Page shared borders.Deborah Carney
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December 21st, 2009, 01:00 PM #13Originally Posted by loxly
If I had it to do all over again -
December 21st, 2009, 05:07 PM #14
Thanks, Loxly, now I get it. I always wondered what the "enable front page extensions" was on my server...lol!
December 21st, 2009, 09:49 PM #15Originally Posted by loxlyThis World is Not My Home
We're gonna go inside, we're gonna go outside, inside and outside. . . And then we're gonna go go go and we're not gonna stop til we get across that goalline! Quotes from the movie Rudy, 1993
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