I still think that for web, the best free option out there is Liberation Sans. It renders perfectly with @font-face.
But you can get Helvetica Neue for web from Fonts.com for web use for a fair price too. I would probably use font-family:"Helvetica Neue, Helvetica, Liberation Sans, Arial, sans-serif"; so those pcs with the font installed can see it, and ...
Roboto is a good neo-grotesque sans that can replace Helvetica. Commissioned by Google and released for free. Used as Android's default font.
Google re-designed Roboto in July 2014. The above sample has now been updated.
More about Roboto's (pre-redesign) similarity to Helvetica here. I wouldn't overstate its similarity, but I would say it's a good ...
PDF is a complex standard that includes a huge number of features, and the kitchen sink on top of that. Not all of those features are conducive to print production (for example, hyperlinks).
PDF/X requires that your document is prepared for print. That is:
All fonts are embedded in the file
All images are in CMYK or in spot color mode, OR contain color ...
The closest open source licensed font to Helvetica Neue I have found is surprisingly GNU FreeSans. Below is a sample from Inkscape, with FreeSans at the top and Helvetica Neue at the bottom. The glyphs are nearly identical, some are a little closer to original Helvetica. The spacing varies slightly (at least in Inkscape). The biggest difference I can see ...
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 visitors and converting your font to all file formats you need to make sure the font works cross-browser.
Some fonts are considered "web-safe" simply ...
For a Helvetica Neue Condensed, you can have a look at the webfont Archivo Narrow:
For the Helvetica Neue Black version, this version of Archivo Black is not bad either:
For the other Helvetica Neue like the standard one, other answers have been ...
First.. there is no such thing as a "standard" PDF. What does that even mean? What is a "standard" pdf???
If anything, there are "PDF Standards" which is the PDF/X format.
PDF/X-1a comes with some valuable restrictions on the data it can contain.
All color must be greyscale, CMYK, or Spot colors. RGB data is not allowed in a PDF/X-1a file.
All fonts must ...
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.
Unless you need something that looks almost exactly like Helvetica, Arial might be an option you should consider. It comes pre-installed in (almost?) every ...
I want to make sure my design will look on the web exactly as it does in Photoshop or InDesign
The reason is that there is no one 'exact' way your site will work on the web to begin with. Every browser, every operating system, every end-user preferences, every screen, every hardware will bring to the table some variance.
This is why so many ...
Use the actual character.
The disadvantage to using entities is readability. Pop quiz: what does the following output?
†‹ some text ›
Without looking it up, I would have had no idea. Even if you did, you should consider that others reading your markup might not.
For the most part, there's no reason you shouldn't just use ...
The best tools for testing how a website will look on different platforms are actually using the different platforms themselves. That means owning all the devices and using all of the relevant operating systems and browsers that your users will use. The pros are that every option is tested (if done correctly). The cons are that it can be relatively expensive ...
I had the same question, I settled at CartoGothic-Std after reading the following article:
The font's download link:
Vegur has a @font-face (as well as Cufon) kit at http://www.cufonfonts.com/en/font/12046/vegur. Browser support has advanced to the point that most people will be able to see the font used through @font-face even if they don't have the font installed, as long as the font is hosted on the server.
Make certain the artboard itself is aligned to the pixel grid. If the artboard is not sitting on an exact pixel, then the art on the artboard is not on exact pixels.
Switch to the Artboard tool and make certain the artboard is aligned to the pixel grid.
Little surprised by some of these responses not addressing the bigger issue.... Unless I'm totally missing something here...
Asking if Photoshop will or won't work with web fonts is like asking if you can surf big waves in your Honda Civic. They're not even the same realm.
ANYTHING you do in PS, at some point, is gonna be spit out as an image of some kind....
Nope. Maybe. Probably not.
First of all, for the people in doubt, you most certainly can use webfonts in Photoshop, if you're able to download the required font formats. This allows you to get an idea on how your type is going to look on the web, not an exact representation.
Why? Well, simply put Photoshop and InDesign offer some tools that browsers do not ...
Is your artwork still in vector format? Your last uploaded logo looks pretty good but you may find something useful below.
Saving file as a JPEG or PNG
First go to file - save for web. I would suggest saving at high (Just remember that the higher the quality, the longer the load time for a web page). If your working file is a vector then you can export at ...
If your server dishes out pages with ligatures (like smartypants does), search engines are inconsistent. Bing currently doesn't index the ligatures right. I'd say in general, it's asking for trouble. Since search engines change, there's a method below you can use to test how search engines you're interested in index ligatures.
If your server dishes ...
Based on the one live example I saw I would be extremely concerned with extensive use of this because it will affect SEO. The special characters get parsed as Unicode so Google's algorithm will not read it. It should be fine for sparing uses but I wouldn't go crazy with it or use it on anything important like a title.
Here is the link to the live example I ...
As mentioned in the comments, "web-safe" isn't quite what it used to be. The best way to be "web-safe" is to use a web font.
If cost is a barrier, there are many quality free choices.
If hosting yourself is a barrier, then you can use Google's services to do it for you for free.
If using an external service is a barrier, then you can download free fonts ...
Basically what Baka said in comments, and you acknowledged in your edit. If you can't use web-fonts then the default is sans-serif which will probably be Arial or Helvetica for most of your browsers. You could try using Verdana at the top of the stack.
font-family: 'Verdana', sans-serif;
But its pretty negligible at that point. Helvetica is actually closer ...
Ideally, you'd have a room full of testers with a pile of different devices.
The general things you need to check for:
different operating systems
different viewport sizes
These can affect:
In most cases, you need some form of the actual software you want to test.
That would mean ...