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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,
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:iconnotsotuna:
NotSoTuna Featured By Owner 19 hours ago
  WOOP WOOP
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:iconeri-kagiso:
Eri-Kagiso Featured By Owner 1 day ago  New member Hobbyist Digital Artist
Georgia
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KCWolfUniverse Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2014
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Dondaturtlefangirl Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2014  New member Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks so so so so much I am a dummy! 
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pinkamenamad27 Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2014  Student Artist
HI
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pinkamenamad27 Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2014  Student Artist
<font wytiwyg="1" face="Arial" black,="" gadget"=""> </font><font wytiwyg="1" face="Arial" black,="" gadget"=""> test</font>
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pinkamenamad27 Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2014  Student Artist
aww but size 999?
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AterImber Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2014
Hi, I have a question. While this is great and I've already been using it, I was jsut wondering if there's a way to change the colour of a word that's a link? Instead of having it be the typical 'link blue'?

 Great guide by the way! Really useful!
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