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Browser Safe Fonts

Sometimes you'll want to have your web page, or maybe just part of a web page appear in a different font.

However, if you try to use fonts other than the "system" fonts, (a font which is preloaded onto a computer) you risk ruining the design of your website.

If you use a font that is not installed on your website visitors computer they will see the text in a substitute font which may not look good on their screen.

For example, the words Palatino and Comic Sans MS, appear in the indicated font if using a computer which has those fonts loaded, but will appear as the default Times New Roman unless the default has been changed.

Solution:
Use Native Fonts: (Fonts that ship with the computer)

Basic PC Fonts:
  • Arial
  • Courier New
  • Times New Roman (default)

Basic Mac Fonts:
  • Helvetica
  • Courier
  • Times (default)

Generally Supported good looking fonts: (PC)
Verdana, Tahoma and Arial
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Bowling Social!

Here at Toolkit Websites we web site designers sometimes like to let our hair down a bit.

We recently had a company social to welcome Alex, the newest member of our web design team, to the company and which included a trip to 10 Pin Bowling in Millbrook, Southampton.

Richard, our website design project manager, managed to get the lowest score but bowled the fastest bowl of the night! How does that work? Alex, also managed to score a strike with one of the slowest bowls.

Here's a picture of us enjoying ourselves:


After that we went to dinner at our favourite restaurant Coco Rio and for a drink at the Orange Rooms. Our office is in the Bedford Place area of Southampton which is really vibrant in the evenings.


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New Website Support Number

Following feedback from our web site design clients we have today replaced our premium rate support number with a local Southampton number.

We constant monitor our webdesign client's feedback to look for ways on how we can improve our website design service. We recognise that its important to our clients to be able to talk to us about their website design . Of course we will continue to provide our high speed email support service in parallel with the web site telephone support.

Our new number is: 02380 633 644

We can be contacted with any website design queries. Our opening hours are:

Monday - Friday 9.00am - 5.30 pm

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