Old 05-11-2009, 10:20   #1 (permalink)
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sIFR

Anyone ever used this before?

Our Developer is thinking of giving it a whirl to see how it comes out...
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Old 05-11-2009, 10:22   #2 (permalink)
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I have. It worked pretty good visually, if it is as seo friendly as it claims to be i couldn't say.
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Old 05-11-2009, 10:26   #3 (permalink)
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That bath/shower thing looks amazing.
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Old 05-11-2009, 10:42   #4 (permalink)
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I've used it a bit. Its easy enough to implement just takes a bit of tweaking to get the margins right when on/off. And remember to make the text selectable in flash when you make the swf so it works like regular text.
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Old 05-11-2009, 10:47   #5 (permalink)
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Used sIFR3... see the green bar and the footer here: web link
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Old 05-11-2009, 11:05   #6 (permalink)
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I use Cufon. There is also another one that just uses PHP and an uploaded font file. Search PHPCSS Font replacement.
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Old 05-11-2009, 11:29   #7 (permalink)
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SFIR is great - I just get annoyed, being a tab junkie, that you can't middle/command click to make a new tab. Is it possible to fix that in flash?
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Old 05-11-2009, 11:34   #8 (permalink)
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I use Cufon. There is also another one that just uses PHP and an uploaded font file. Search PHPCSS Font replacement.

Does Cufon work with right-clickable links?
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Old 05-11-2009, 11:40   #9 (permalink)
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I always found a bit of lag with Cufon, so moved onto sifr. Easy to implement and works well enough.
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Old 05-11-2009, 12:02   #10 (permalink)
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Does Cufon work with right-clickable links?

Never really tried it with links!

There is a bit of javascript you can add before the </body> tag which stops the lag.
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Old 05-11-2009, 13:08   #11 (permalink)
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Yeah used sIFR and it works well. I now use Cufon though, I find it has greater control over the presentation of the font.

Some further reading that might be of interest around web typography:
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Old 05-11-2009, 14:21   #12 (permalink)
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Old 06-11-2009, 01:38   #13 (permalink)
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I've used sIFR for a while now but last couple sites, I've traveled to Cufon. It's great as long as you don't care about text selection and the font you're using work through it's online converter.
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Old 06-11-2009, 10:20   #14 (permalink)
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Definitely need something where the text is selectable...
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Old 06-11-2009, 11:10   #15 (permalink)
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sIFR's the chappy then.
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Old 06-11-2009, 11:25   #16 (permalink)
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Have you ever used it, Maerk?

What's the SEO like when it's in place?
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Old 06-11-2009, 11:53   #17 (permalink)
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Well it's been used on a couple of my designs - can't say much about the implementation as I'm coding retarded, as far as I know it's SEO cuddly, and degrades fine, all works peachily when flash isn't available.

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Old 06-11-2009, 14:10   #18 (permalink)
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Be aware that sIFR can make scrolling the page really laggy if you use it to create a lot of titles on a page. The flash player seems to cripple older computers when there are lots of instances on the page.

Personally I just use GD (with PHP) to create images.
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Old 06-11-2009, 14:27   #19 (permalink)
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The site we're thinking of using it on would only use it for nav items at the top of the page (about eight I think) and a couple of words of header text.
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Old 06-11-2009, 14:38   #20 (permalink)
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The site we're thinking of using it on would only use it for nav items at the top of the page (about eight I think) and a couple of words of header text.

9 different flash would make scrolling laggy. If the nav text is unlikely to change you might want to consider making those images or one big flash area.
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