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DeviantART <font> Formatting Guide!

Sat Oct 1, 2011, 6:01 PM


Introduction

Did YOU Know that you can use the < font > tag in various custom boxes AND journals?
Well, yes you can! No Premium Membership REQUIRED!

To prove my point, :eyes: below!
Test.Test.Test.Test.Test.LOL!

When you're ready to move on, mouse over the "The Tag" section.

The Tag

Did you enjoy the awesome presentation of the "Test." text above? Here's the source code to that:
<font face="Droid Sans" size="7">Test.</font><font face="Arial" size="3">Test.</font><font face="Tahoma" size="1">Test.</font><font face="Oswald, Droid Sans, Arial" size="5">Test.</font><font face="Brainly, Nunito, Testt, Times New Roman" size="4">Test.</font><font face="Helskini, Klavika, FF Meta, Segoe UI, Tahoma" size="7"><b>LOL!<b></font>

What goes into that is <font> tag is basically the "size" and "face" subtags! If you need more expiation or info, move on below!

Font Sizes

deviantART support the so-called "font sizes" in any range from 1 to 7!
To define your font size, just use <font size="#">Text</font> where # is the font size. Cool, eh? There are 10 font sizes allowed, and you may only define a number as a size. You can't use stuff like 3px, 3pt, or 3em because deviantART doesn't seem to support that.
Yes, decimals up to the tenths place are allowed only up to size 3. Along with that, the letter, line, and paragraph spacing WILL vary on the font size because of an odd flaw within dA's main CSS itself.

So... here is a demonstration of the sizes!
This is size 1 text.
This is size 1.2 text.
This is size 1.5 text.
This is size 2 text.
This is size 2.5 text.
This is size 3 text.
This is size 4 text.
This is size 5 text.
This is size 6 text.
This is size 7 text.
This is size 999 text.

Source code for dummies:
<font size="1">This is size 1 text.</font><font size="1.2">This is size 1.2 text.</font><font size="1.5">This is size 1.5 text.</font><font size="2">This is size 2 text.</font><font size="2.5">This is size 2.5 text.</font><font size="3">This is size 3 text.</font><font size="4">This is size 4 text.</font><font size="5">This is size 5 text.</font><font size="6">This is size 6 text.</font><font size="7">This is size 7 text.</font><font size="999">This is size 999 text.</font>

Usable Fonts

To define your font itself, just replace <font face"X">Text</font> where X is the font name. The subtag name "face" came from Michel Rowels of W3C, in case you were wondering.

deviantART supports the use of any font, but the <font> tag DOES NOT support any Google Webfonts. The fonts MUST be pre-installed to the reader's computer in order for it to be displayed. If you must use a font not installed into all computers, like say FF Meta, then you better use commas. For example, This text will appear in FF Meta if installed. If not, this appears in Times New Roman.. SOURCE CODE:<font face="FF Meta, Times New Roman">This text will appear in FF Meta if installed. If not, this appears in Times New Roman.<font>

Web Safe Fonts, defined by W3C:
Serif Fonts :below:
Georgia
Palatino Linotype, Book Antiqua
Times New Roman
Sans-Serif Fonts :below:
Arial, Helvetica
Arial Black, Gadget
Comic Sans MS
Impact, Charcoal
Tahoma, Geneva
Trebuchet MS
Verdana, Geneva
Monospace Fonts :below:
Courier New, Courier
Lucida Console, Monaco

Great Fonts Combos, for the :heart: of dA:
dA Logo Font: Klavikal, Klavika, Apex New, Trebuchet MS
Windows Metro Font: Segoe UI, Zegoe UI, XBOX UI, Arial

Source code for dummies:
<u>Web Safe Fonts, defined by W3C:</u><b>Serif Fonts</b><font face="Georgia">Georgia</font><font face="Palatino Linotype, Book Antiqua">Palatino Linotype, Book Antiqua</font><font face="Times New Roman">Times New Roman</font><b>Sans-Serif Fonts</b><font face="Arial, Helvetica">Arial, Helvetica</font><font face="Arial Black, Gadget">Arial Black, Gadget</font><font face="Comic Sans MS">Comic Sans MS</font><font face="Impact, Charcoal">Impact, Charcoal</font><font face="Tahoma, Geneva">Tahoma, Geneva</font><font face="Trebuchet MS">Trebuchet MS</font><font face="Verdana, Geneva">Verdana, Geneva</font><b>Monospace Fonts </b><font face="Courier New, Courier">Courier New, Courier</font><font face="Lucida Console, Monaco">Lucida Console, Monaco</font>

Last, But Not Least

So... you may combine BOTH font sizes AND font faces. To style your text, use the <strong><b><i><u> tags. You may also use the <h1><h2><h3><h4><h5><h6><small><code> tags to style your text along with the <font tag>.




Please feel free to point out any errors, :+fav:, comment, and Suggest a DD for this! I have spent 2 hours writing this...
Deviously Yours,
LabLayers

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:iconsarahhedgehog1:
sarahhedgehog1 Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Student General Artist

Test
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:iconcoolapril:
coolapril Featured By Owner May 12, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hello
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:iconwinterhoodies:
winterhoodies Featured By Owner Edited May 12, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
:star: TO USERS:  this works on boxes on your profile/journal, not comments :)
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:iconmk-r:
MK-R Featured By Owner May 13, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks for the heads up! :) Really helped a bunch! not being sarcastic here :giggle:
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:iconwinterhoodies:
winterhoodies Featured By Owner May 13, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
XP welcome
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:iconamandathebanana:
AmandatheBanana Featured By Owner Edited May 11, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
didn't work.. oh well thx anyway
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:iconomnom-chan:
omnom-chan Featured By Owner May 11, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Testing size 3 text.
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:iconseiikochan:
SeiikoChan Featured By Owner May 10, 2015  New member
Test.
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:iconpablobellas:
Pablobellas Featured By Owner Edited May 8, 2015
Test.Test.Test.Test.Test.LOL!
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:iconlifeistobehappy:
LifeIsToBeHappy Featured By Owner May 6, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Test
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:iconayechanstudio:
AyechanStudio Featured By Owner Edited May 5, 2015
hello
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:iconbiohazardra-95:
biohazardra-95 Featured By Owner May 3, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
test
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:iconbiohazardra-95:
biohazardra-95 Featured By Owner May 3, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
TESTING
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:iconbiohazardra-95:
biohazardra-95 Featured By Owner May 3, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
bleh I give up  -w-
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:iconglueskin:
glueskin Featured By Owner May 4, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
you can't use fonts on comments or art descriptions :'3
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:iconbiohazardra-95:
biohazardra-95 Featured By Owner May 4, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ohhh
ima stup lol

thanks ^w^
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:iconglueskin:
glueskin Featured By Owner May 4, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
its okay, i didnt know it at first either x'3
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:iconchubby333:
Chubby333 Featured By Owner Edited Apr 28, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
Text
???
confus sed

um

stilloml 
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:iconjoshua-the-small-one:
Joshua-The-Small-One Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2015  New member
test
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:iconjoshua-the-small-one:
Joshua-The-Small-One Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2015  New member
Test.Test.Test.Test.Test.LOL!
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:icongalaxywolfstudiosxx:
GalaxywolfStudiosxX Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2015  New member Student Artist
Test.<
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:icon5a22:
5A22 Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
thanks :thumbsup:
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:icontwillygriff:
twillygriff Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2015  New member Hobbyist Digital Artist
yet again it did not work
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:icontwillygriff:
twillygriff Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2015  New member Hobbyist Digital Artist
testin' again
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:icontwillygriff:
twillygriff Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2015  New member Hobbyist Digital Artist
tested and it didn't work...
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:iconkhioee:
Khioee Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2015
thanks :o
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:iconimninjahighya:
Imninjahighya Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Impact, Charcoal
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:iconimninjahighya:
Imninjahighya Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
<font wytiwyg="1" face"impact,="" charcoal"="">testing</font>
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:iconimninjahighya:
Imninjahighya Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
testing
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:iconjoker-rin:
joker-rin Featured By Owner Edited Apr 11, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Test! Eh, I'll get it eventually. Thanks for the guide!
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:iconkatgecko:
KatGecko Featured By Owner Edited Apr 9, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Test
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:icontwillygriff:
twillygriff Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2015  New member Hobbyist Digital Artist
...Testing...
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:iconyoungblood120:
YOUNGBLOOD120 Featured By Owner Edited Apr 4, 2015
testing
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:iconashimiwolfstudio:
Ashimiwolfstudio Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks
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:iconsachikomae:
SachikoMae Featured By Owner Edited Apr 4, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
testing
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:iconthesilverghost101:
TheSilverGhost101 Featured By Owner Edited Apr 3, 2015  Student Filmographer
Testing.
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:iconrussetpelt-07:
Russetpelt-07 Featured By Owner Edited Apr 3, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
test

test
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