Cast for two

Monday, April 14, 2008

About fonts : switched to Lucida Grande

After reading an article that complains that Apple mixes up the wrong font families, I checked the font of this blog. This blog is using the Tekka template (a style modified from glish). Low and behold, the font was Trebuchet MS. It's especially the last two letters that motivated me to try anonther font ;-). Therefore, I adapted the blogger style file and replace "Trebuchet MS" with "Lucida Grande". Since I'm not that much into style and taste things, why not follow the advice from the professionals ? Let me know if you like it.


Anonymous said...


Vinit said...

Hey nice font, but how have u applied same font for sidebar, title, description text as well?

You can check my blog and suggest some font related improvements.

cast42 said...


In the blogger dashboard, click "customize". Select "Edit HTML" under the Layout tab. Search for the variable bodyFont and alter to:

<Variable name="bodyFont" description="Text Font"
type="font" default="normal normal 100% 'Lucida Grande', verdana, sans-serif &qout; value= &qout;normal normal 100% 'Lucida Grande', verdana, sans-serif ">

Also in the definition of, alter font-family to:

font-family: Lucida Grande, Verdana, Sans-serif;

Vinit said...

Thanks a lot!!! Now my blog looks nice on my machine.

So this means that whoever does not have Lucida Grande font installed, browser will render pages using Verdana, right?

cast42 said...

@ Vinit Indeed. From W3C schools: The font-family property is a prioritized list of font family names and/or generic family names for an element. The browser will use the first value it recognizes.

So indeed, if Lucida Grande is not available, it will use verdana to render, if even verdana is not there it will look voor an sans-serif font.

Vinit said...

Thanks once again !!!