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What is live text?

Live text is text that is highlightable and searchable on web pages.

Why have live text?
1. Increased SEO (Search Engine Optimization) values. Translation: Easier for Google, Yahoo and Bing to crawl your website so you show up higher in search ranking values.

2. Less slicing needed.

3. Usability. Allows user to able to not worry about having certain fonts on their computer and allows the use to copy and paste information easier.


What are web safe fonts?

Web safe fonts are fonts they are commonly found on most users computers. These include fonts such as Arial, Helvetica, Times New Roman, Georgia.


What fonts can be used for my live text?

Arial
Helvetica
Times New Roman
Georgia
Baskerville
Cambria
Consolas
Constantia
Gill Sans
Gotham
Impact
Lucida Grande
Segoe

What does it mean in Dreamweaver when I use a list of fonts?

In Dreamweaver, if you chose a list of fonts such as: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif. The users computer browser will first look for Arial, if their computer doesn’t have Arial it will then look for Helvetica, if the users computer has neither Arial or Helvetica the browser will just substitute the best sans-serif font it can find.

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