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Blurry Fonts? Do this!

We just wanted to thank everyone again for all of the great feedback on our site redesign.  After some investigation, it looks like the blurry font is not an issue with the font, but perhaps something that can easily be fixed by adjusting your Internet Explorer browser setting and/or your computer appearance setting.  Have you been avoiding the site because the blurry fonts have been straining your eyes?  Well, hopefully this will do the trick. If it doesn't? Please let us know!

For Internet Explorer users, try this first:

1. Click on “Tool
2. Click “Internet Options
2. Click “Advanced” Tabs.
3. Under Multimedia, Uncheckthe “Always Use ClearType for HTML”.
4. Click OK
5. Close and Restart Internet Explorer 7.

For all others, try this:

Windows Vista: Control Panel > Personalization > Window Color and Appearance > Effects: "Use the following method to smooth edges of screen fonts"
Windows XP: Control Panel > Display > Appearance > Effects: "Use the following method to smooth edges of screen fonts"

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for Mac (Safari) users?

I hadn't realized that they look blurry to me, but now that you mention it, I guess that is the problem. Can you suggest a fix for Safari?

Also, the right hand column with the orange type under "CATEGORIES" runs off the page, down through the brown border (pushing the brown border to be about 15" long). Some sort of formatting glitch.

Doing many websites, I've learned the hard way that they look different on every browser and OS. It can be limiting to find things that work well on all of them. It's coming along nicely!

Yes please suggest a fix for Safari users!

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