sIFR – Typography for the Masses

I’ve started using the sIFR technique on the rest of this site and will be adding it to the weblog portion shortly. The scalable Inman Flash Replacement technique allows us to easily replace portions of the text on each page with a Flash movie. This allows me to display the text in whatever font I choose. For this site, I’m using Century Gothic.

Visit Mike Davidson’s website to download the files and read about how to add sIFR to your site.

This is a major breakthrough for designers who want a little bit more control of the typography on their site. sIFR degrades gracefully in browsers without a current version of the Flash plug-in installed or JavaScript enabled and meets pretty high standards for accessible design.

While this is not a perfect method it is a good one and everyone who has contributed deserves congratulations for this contribution to the Web.

Kevin Hall
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