jAlbum Turtle skin

Font selection in Turtle skin

Every album is different. Why should you use the same typeface for all? With version 3.3.0 came the improved font stacks to Turtle, and with 3.3.1 you can even choose a unique headline font for page titles. I will explain how these fonts work in your albums.

Web browsers for long time could only use the fonts found on the visitor’s PC. Therefore web designers were limited to some 10 fonts that were common on the different OS’s – you possibly seen them zillion times – like Arial, Verdana, Times, and such. Then came CSS3 with its custom font import possibilities. CSS3 is unfortunately not supported by all browsers on the market today – guess which – IE7 and 8. They require their own special font format. There is a solution exists to fix these bad guys, but I did not want to bother with supporting old browsers, and adding heavy javascript libraries to Turtle. In these browsers the headline fonts will simply fall back to the default base font.