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What exactly is a web font, and what does converting to one involve?

A "web font" is just a font used on the web or on the browser. What these web font generators do is just make your life easier by giving you the necessary css for serving the font to your ...
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Is there a DIN font free alternative?

There's an open source DIN-inspired font called Gidole:
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Is there a free 'Helvetica Neue' alternative?

Everyone's been giving you names of fonts that look similar to Helvetica (some more than others) but depending on what kind of project it is that you're working on you might not need any of those. ...
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Is there a DIN font free alternative?

If you have access to Windows fonts, the recently announced Bahnschrift looks to be Microsoft's interpretation of the DIN outlines. In some time it will be available on many computers running Windows ...
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What exactly is a web font, and what does converting to one involve?

I did some more detailed research after asking this question, and so am adding this answer as a sort of addendum to Joonas', which was good but didn't answer my last question in enough detail for me: ...
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Is there a free 'Helvetica Neue' alternative?

TeX Gyre Heros is the closest free alternative to Helvetica. It's basically a dead-ringer, in my opinion. One potential issue: there are only two weights. If you want a more fully featured free ...
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Illustrator color picker fails to detect a web color

With the 'Only Web Colors' option checked, the panel will approximate whatever value from the picker to a predefined list of web-safe colors: https://helpx.adobe.com/illustrator/using/selecting-colors....
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Best way to save web ads in InDesign with maximum clarity?

I sometimes use InDesign to create images for the web. I've discovered a few tricks. Mind the pixel grid Pay attention to the pixel grid of your document. If you want boxes and horizontal and ...
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Is there a free 'Helvetica Neue' alternative?

This may not resemble Helvetica that much, but I did find a font called Montserrat which you can download from FontSquirrel.
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Saving images for web with text

At my work I create assets for web. We have been saving images that are 686 x 391 px. I’ve noticed that the quality of images with text isn’t as good. Always use a lossless compression format ...
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Font that is monospaced + slash through zeros + "web safe"

See @Janus Bahs Jacuuet's comment on the original question. I just ended up using a Google Font: https://fonts.google.com/ I went with 'Source Code Pro', but there are many monospace fonts that meet ...
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Computer/robot like font

Both on Google Fonts VT323 Press Start 2P You could always upload your own font for web.
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Best way to save web ads in InDesign with maximum clarity?

You need to roll back two steps. Indesign is not screen friendly (just opened new file for iPad, confirmed it's not), So any graphic that you place in Indesign is sized accroding to it's pixel or Real ...
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Best way to save web ads in InDesign with maximum clarity?

I use InDesign to ocasionally create banners or social media covers, which I export in PNG or JPG at 72ppi and that's that. The clients don't complain, so I guess the banners are fine. Yes, they can ...
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What exactly is a web font, and what does converting to one involve?

I'd like to emphasise something really basic, though: a "webfont", technical implementation details aside, is a font you've been licensed, by its creator or a rights holder for the specific ...
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What exactly is a web font, and what does converting to one involve?

Not much. WOFF is nothing else but a compressed format for TTF, resulting in smaller size. The internals don't change. WOFF2 goes a little bit further, it does modify the font representation slightly ...
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Saving images for web with text

Isn’t as good As good as...? Are you comparing the text on the image with a similar text on the webpage on the same size? The real text displayed on a webpage has subpixel detail, which makes it ...
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Saving vector images in Illustrator for a web blog

Images from Illustrator can be exported in a number of formats that are supported in web browsers, including raster formats such as JPEG, or PNG, and the vector format SVG. These all work on the web ...
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Pantone 376 C to Web Safe Color

Web Safe color palette is limited to 216 colors and it is a thing of the past (see here why). I don't think you meant that. Pantone colors are the names of proprietary ink formulas. Those inks will ...
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