[IPython-dev] Website

Klonuo klonuo@gmail....
Tue Jun 21 12:33:33 CDT 2011


On Tue, 21 Jun 2011 10:37:17 +0100
Thomas Kluyver <takowl@gmail.com> wrote:

> On 21 June 2011 10:15, Hans Meine <hans_meine@gmx.net> wrote:
> 
> > OTOH, subpixel-antialised images will look awful on monitors with a
> > different
> > (or no) subpixel layout!
> >
> > Since I don't see a way to detect this, I'd vote for the simpler
> > antialiasing
> > (maybe trying to align with pixels such that antialiasing is minimized,
> > e.g.
> > in Inkscape).
> >
> 
> Then again, most people looking at it will be doing so on an LCD screen with
> standard RGB pixel layout, so it makes sense to optimise for the common
> case.
> 
> However, maybe we can let the browser render the banner. If we deliver it as
> SVG with a fallback, or as HTML using the @font-face directive in CSS, we
> should be able to have it rendered the best way on any screen, and degrade
> gracefully in older browsers.

SVG usage as header logo is interesting idea, although a bit avant 
garde, as I'm not sure how wide spread is this approach and what are 
browser considerations with embedded fonts. 

Then how browsers renders this fonts? For example IE9 font rendering 
engine looks very different then FireFox or IE8 or other browsers. 

What would be difference if we use vector objects instead fonts?
And is SVG font rendered, subpixel antialiased or standard antialiased?

About "@font-face directive in CSS" I'm not sure what you mean?


I attached two examples: standard antialiased and subpixel antialiased 
and wait for users with CRT to comment. I don't have CRT monitor near. 


> On the logos, I'd agree with Fernando that there's a lot of empty space
> above the y - especially for Anonymous Pro and Quicksend.

At the end, I'm not sure also about "[y]" size/spacing reconsiderations? 
Do you expect me to redo logos or you can choose font without redoing? I 
think this is not that big drawback and we can choose font besides it, 
afterwhich I'll adjust elements on chosen font (in case of Droid it 
already looks fine to me) 

And if you have other font ideas, point at it


Cheers

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