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digitalimpact says

Who cares what’s better between Cufon and Google fonts? Just use what suits your work best and stop flaming…

And since when does @font-face = Google fonts?...

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Pixelous says

Cufon:

1) renders fonts smoothly. anti-aliasing for google fonts sucks under windows

2) you can adjust every aspect of cufon rendering. anti-aliasing for google fonts sucks under windows

3) cufon works offline. google fonts don’t.

4) you can define charset for cufon and so minimize the font file. you can’t do that with google fonts (but there’s a SMALL possibility that the font was cached from other site).

5) using cufon you can change fonts all over the site by simply linking another font-file. With google fonts you will also need to change CSS (but this can be minimized by a proper css structure design).

6) you can adjust line height precisely. with google fonts you’ll get distorted modal grid.

Google fonts:

1) retina ready

2) cool, trendy and not evil. it’s google!!!

3) anti-aliasing for google fonts sucks under windows

Overall Cufon is better if you care about design. Google fonts are better for templates: you can’t generate 501+ cufon fonts

Who’s n00b? :)

omg u are really n00b :)

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IulianN says

^ :D

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Dream-Theme says

omg u are really n00b :)

1. So you are calling people noobs only because they do not agree with you or know something better than you?

2. You’ve probably noticed, that I was not calling you a n00b. I respect opponents opinion.

3. I gave valid arguments. You don’t. Just tried to offense me by calling a noob. Sorry but this is a behavior worth of a fat troll.

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Pixelous says

Ok. here we go, why cufon is for n00bs:

1. Renders text as images;

2. Relies on JavaScript;

3. You must convert your font file to a JS file;

4. Too heavy to use on entire page.

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Dream-Theme says

> 1. Renders text as images;

cufon is not an image – it is canvas (and VML in IE): http://cufon.shoqolate.com/generate/ You can use FireBug (in FireFox) or “F12” (in IE) to make sure.

> 2. Relies on JavaScript;

all modern sites and themes do that. if javascript is disabled – cufon will fall back to text. BTW device that cannot render Cufon will likely fail to render google font.

> 3. You must convert your font file to a JS file;

Why it’s bad? Under the hood Google font will return you an .woff file. Check this out: http://fonts.googleapis.com/css?family=Play:700&subset=latin-ext But this is okay argument for a lazy developer :)

> 4. Too heavy to use on entire page.

When you are using it for headers it’s not heavier then Google Font. Or we are talking about these 150 milliseconds? :)

I’m not flaming or convincing. I’m only trying to say that these 2 technologies are great for their purposes. And it’s not wise to call any of them “bad” and people using them “n00bs”. Especially if you do not know what you are talking about…

Are we OK, peace?

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ThemeBuddies says

The site does not work on my cell phone. The navigation doesn’t move when I scroll

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virtuti says
1)
Are we OK, peace?
With that guy you cannot have peace.

2)

Renders text as images;
Well, deep knowledge, nothing to say.

3) Apart the well-grounded arguments by Dream-Theme Cufon is good once one does not want text to be selected and copied (it happens, I use cufon solely upon this reason on one of my live sites).

4)

never use cufon – use @font-face instead
Sounds categorical while no reason was given.

5) What is “n00b”?

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Rahisify says

The site does not work on my cell phone. The navigation doesn’t move when I scroll

The template was designed for desktops. A responsive/mobile version isn’t available yet.

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naspos says

Well you got some contrast issues, font size issues and the entire theme in general is very small.

the slider is really too small as well.

when you create a theme you want to create one that is large, one that shows the framework of the design, your theme looks too boxy. And you want to create a theme that uses different colors not ones that are all similar to each other.

try to avoid backgrounds they tend to do not too well.

i would say implement the moover slider, nivo slider, create a bold theme and one that uses a white background. i have some ideas just no designer.

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