Everyone wants to have the fancy stuff on their site, don’t they? Nice images, gradients, that fancy serif font the MD saw on the London based digital media agency with the cool anti-aliasing. It all looks nice on the design but when it comes down actual putting together the nuts and bolts PHP, XHTML, CSS etc it may not always be possible. Someone, somewhere is going to be disappointed.
The question of typography and web safe fonts is one that has a number of different solutions to help achieve that look the designer had in his mind’s eye, each with pros and cons. MightyMeta has taken much of the pain out of deciding which is best with this guide to getting a web safe font and related cheat sheet: http://www.mightymeta.co.uk/introducing-the-web-safe-font-cheat-sheet/