[Pro] Web Fonts action

I’m trying to apply the font ‘sofia extra light’ to the main carousel banners at the top of my site.

When I use the web font action, it comes very close… more like a light. However it also changes the p.body text within my site.

How can I stop this?

Or can anyone please suggest an alternative method in which to source this font?

I have tried using the caxton action also, but font squirell does not have this font in that weight!??

Thanks in advance

Worm


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I’m trying to apply the font ‘sofia extra light’ to the main carousel banners at the top of my site.

Can you post a link so that we can have a look?

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http://www.cmlmarketing.com/2013/cml/website/V2/index.html

Thanks D

I’ve bin on this project on & off, but want to make the title carousel text html rather than a graphic file if at all possible?

ONLY the first frame “Design with marketing flair” uses the web font action, the remaining panes are png files.

As you can see if also affects the text within the site

Perhaps you can tell me where I’m going wrong D?

Many thanks

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Hi,
while Font Squirrel may not have that weight of font, you can (if legally allowed to - check the EULA) convert the font on your Mac using FontPrep ( http://fontprep.com ). This creates files that will work with my Caxton Action.

I’m not sure why the fonts are not rendering in the Carousel though. I do know that there are rendering bugs in Safari that affect the quality of antialiasing when you have animated objects like this on the page (I’ve noticed this with Hype output too). This can make text look a slightly different weight to what you would expect.

Some of your p body text on the page uses Sofia. That’s the p.BODYWHITE style. where that font is defined in the CSS.

On 30 Apr 2013, 3:12 pm, Mr worm wrote:

I’m trying to apply the font ‘sofia extra light’ to the main carousel banners at the top of my site.

When I use the web font action, it comes very close… more like a light. However it also changes the p.body text within my site.

How can I stop this?

Or can anyone please suggest an alternative method in which to source this font?

I have tried using the caxton action also, but font squirell does not have this font in that weight!??

Thanks in advance

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Thanks Paul, I’m yet to use fontprep but have taken a look, seems great!

I’m still keen to find out why web fonts is rendering my p.BODYWHITE style, is it simple baecause its sofia?

Therfore if you use web font action anywhere on page, it will apply that to all references of that within the page?

Is there no way to define a specific element?

I guess if not my only option left is to use fontprep & caxton action then I can no issues, but I just hate to skirt around an issue unless there is no resolve left.

Or could I try using google fonts perhaps?

Unless you would recommed anything else guys?

Only the initial carousel frame is html, the rest are graphic images. I only tired out one frame to save on time & see if it was feasible before I proceeded.

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it also changes the p.body text within my site.

If you use the Web Fonts action it then enables Sofia on your pages so if you have specified sofia in your p.BODYWHITE

 { color:#fff; font-family:sofia, sans-serif; font-size:12px; line-height:18px; text-align:left; font-weight:normal }

Then naturally you will get sofia

It is relatively trivial to specify that sofia is targeted at only an H3 in your carousel ie pseudocode

#CAROUSEL-MAIN h3 { font-family:sofia, sans-serif; font-size:24px; }

Just watch when setting up your styles that you provide a fall back font family

David


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