You don't say which kind of database you're using so here are a few to consider:-
I have spent a few hours on this as well, and yes, check your fonts on Windows Firefox. On my setup (FF 13, Windows XP) every Google font seems aliased - must be the ClearType thing, but some fonts are a lot better than others. Compare Chau Philomene One
to Francois On -
and Francois One actually looks decent at ...
Google does not appear to index text in .svg image files.
I have created an SEO experiment for you. I:
put three paragraphs of text in an SVG image
saved that as a .svg file
embedded the image in a new web page using <img src=
waited a week to see what Google indexed
Google did not index the text in the image at all. The text on the new page itself ...
Your best bet is to work on some demo experiments within your charts API and publish them as a test. Run your test page ...
The fact is, nothing will be perfect, because not all monitors are equal, especially with the various sizes of rectangular monitors. In fact, I own a new small flat-screen monitor that allows the standard square screen mode and a rectangular screen mode.
The best thing you could do is make the image responsive like I do with images on my site. As a bonus, ...
It seems your image is tagged with a print profile, which is probably why you're seeing a different color. As stated on this article from Hacks Mozilla:
You can remove all of the color correction chunks resulting in an untagged image using pngcrush:
pngcrush -rem gAMA -rem cHRM -rem iCCP -rem sRGB infile.png outfile.png
I have spend a good few hours looking at this and I thought I would share my findings. I can't guarantee these points are correct but it's the way it appears to me so I would appreciate corrections/additions to this in the comments if anyone thinks they know better.
The font in question looked perfect in GIMP so the issue must be a browser
Try out different Rendering Modes
edit: one more real good one for great justice : https://developer.mozilla.org/en/CSS/text-rendering
Conditional comments allow you to target CSS directly at specific versions of internet explorer, or versions above a specific version. This helps fix bugs seen in only a single browser version, or target graphics at specific IE browsers and not others e.g. showing a gif to IE6 but a png to 7 or above.
In wider terms the general principal for website design ...