font-family: sans-serif;

I have Firefox configured to not allow pages to specify their own fonts: instead, everything just gets rendered as sans-serif. I do this to make the web more legible.

This morning I realised an unintended consequence: my view of Gimboland differs from everyone else’s! While I was seeing it in beuatiful clean sans-serif, everyone else saw Georgia, or Lucida, or one of a list of several possibilities specified by the style sheet. Not what I wanted! So, for now, I’ve switched Gimboland’s style-sheet to specify sans-serif. To my mind this ought to be nice & clean (assuming your fonts are reasonably sensible); you may of course disagree – do let me know if you care to. And you can, of course, override the font in your own browser if you don’t like it. ;-)

This is, by the way, part of my ongoing effort to make Gimboland look OK across platforms & browsers. I think I’ve sorted out the alignment in the header, and now the only thing to do is work out why the sidebar overflows horizontally under Windows (even in Firefox, I think?).

2 Responses to “font-family: sans-serif;”

  1. Phil
    April 12th, 2007 | 7:09 pm

    FYI: Fine in Firefox 2.0.0.3 on Windows, also on IE6 and Opera 9.

  2. April 13th, 2007 | 9:00 pm

    Cheers, Phil. In other font-related news, code blocks should be looking better now. I think I’d done something stupid trying to be clever. Now I’ve been simple, which it turns out is smart.