Fonts in Blog posts - How do they get decided?

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My new blog has multiple fonts in the posts... how do i control or decide on the fonts? Is there a style sheet I can set up so all posts are in the same font and the same size font?
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Hi Gail,

Titles are not able to be changed in colour style or size.

The config is for the post body. It's on the editor bar of the post itself. You can select from the fontstyle and size, colour from the colour picker and bold, normal/ U/l normal attributes. The fonts are those commonly used on computers. The colours are all web-safe colours. it's a conservative all inclusive selection.

There is no configurable default for posts

hope this helps.
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Hey Peter. I can't seem to find the font choice... here is where I am looking:
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Today is not a good day Gail! :(

Apologies! I was thinking of the text options and didn't check the blog options.

However!

If you go into the HTML (button at the far RHS) you may be able to select a font commonly available. requires the knowledge of HTML

Fonts used by Yola include Times New Roman, Verdana, Trebuchet, Gil sans, Arial.

I can test that here now and let you know. I'll also request a Yola person to comment from their knowledge base please.
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Thanks Peter. Sorry you are having a tough day... so, how do I set fonts in Blog?
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Hi Gail

To change the font, you actually have to go into your HTML button on blog and type: <!--<font face=Verdana>PUT YOUR TEXT HERE</font>-->

You can change the font face to whatever you'd like but I would caution you to try to use fonts that can be used across all browsers. Take out the <!-- & -->
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I think that this can be difficult because I suspect that if you then go back and alter weight colour or anyhting else it will default back to the base font for the corrections and probably from that point on. There is nothing built into the blog editor to check input and output. that's why I suggest doing it all off line in a generator and simply do a one step paste.
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When I click on the html button I get this: The title of this post COULD be referring to my desk... is this REALLY a work area? But I have been thinking about a question I saw on Twitter recently... the question was something like; “Do schools really need to buy Microsoft Office?” I don’t think this was a “yes or no” question.

 

Do schools need a powerful suite of tools which work well together?

 

Of course they do. The incredible power of the suite of tools in Microsoft Office is obvious. The tools (PowerPoint, Word, Excel, and others) work well together and are powerful in the wide variety of uses and outputs one can create with them. They have a fairly consistent interface so the learning curve for each tool usually gets shorter and shorter as each new tool is used. This is an important factor.

I can use free online tools for creating written documents. I can use free online tools for creating presentations. I can use free software to do these things too... AND, if I pick a common base (Zoho, GoogleDocs, Open Office) these tools will work pretty well together. Mix and match is only for “Do it Yourself-ers” who don’t mind finding ways to mix and match.




 
Do schools need a locally-stored version of a powerful suite of tools?

 

Hmmm are schools, and more importantly school networks, ready to rely on “cloud computing”? Can we expect the school’s access to the Internet to be reliable enough and robust enough for us to use online-stored and online-run tools? Based upon my work with schools in about 30 states, not yet. Imagine the chaos of your school if suddenly all access to word processing or presentation tools was “temporarily unavailable” during finals week. Not a pretty sight. When schools invest more time, money and people to supporting the technological infrastructure we will be better able to trust “cloud computing” and keep both our files and our applications in the cloud – for now that appears to be a distant haze in most schools.

 

So, do schools need to have Microsoft Office in order to prepare students for their future?

 

The huge number of interface changes from Office 2003 to Office 2007 proves this argument to be bogus. Using integrated suites of tools is not about teaching students which buttons to push to do certain tasks, it is about using the best tool(s)for the situation. It is about harnessing the tools to do the “grunt work”. So which tools we use are less important than how we use the tools. The tools will continue to change, applying tools is a skill which will always be useful.

 

So back to the original Twitter question... “Do schools really need to buy Microsoft Office?” – I guess my answer is a qualified “no”. Just get the best tools you can and help students (and teachers) learn to pick and choose tools based on desired outcomes.

It seems like it says font about a gazillion times... do I have to type a font family in each place?
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The trick is to type everything into the HTML generator I mentioned. You don't have to do anyhting about HTML formatiing blah, blah. Generate the code, copy the code. Go into the blog click the HTML button. paste the code. Voila. End of process.
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I think to make the font apply to everything, just use this code at the very beginning in the HTML widget:

<!--<span style="font-family: verdana;">-->
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OK. It apparently works.

I was able to select a font (Cursive) for the font style.

If you wish to do this then you need to do it in HTML. There is an HTML text generator here:
http://quackit.com/html/html_generato... (worthwhile bookmarking or this and many other needs)

select the attributes you wish, type or copy in the text. Generate. Copy the HTML output and paste it into your blog.

Please note that this is totally unproven. It may cause problems with the indexing of your blog. It's a pretty sensitive index. certainly DO NOT alter the Title in any way. That is almost certain to break the index.

If a Yola person advises you not to do this it's worthwhile taking notice and then I'm leaving the keyboards for the day.
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Thanks Peter for all your help! Hope the rest of your day is GREAT!
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Nice one Pete....Bookmarked !
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hmmm that seemed to crash yola (got a "something is wrong message" and still the posts seem to be a variety of fonts... let's keep trying!
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I at least have the same font thoughout that one post - but ideally I would like to be able to make all my posts with the same font family, same font size, and same font color... then make changes only when and if I want to ... right now my blog looks a mess.
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That's a sticky on the side of your computer solution gail. :) Document the font, the genrator and notes. The best I can suggest and also send a post asking for this feature to be considered for future development. Its the best way to let the Yola developers know what's important for you.
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Gail.. if you want everything to be consistent, then I suggest you use this code:

<!--<span style="font-size: 12px; font-family: Verdana; color: red;">PUT YOUR TEXT HERE</span>-->

You can change the color, size, and font family.