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    I am redesigning a website for a local health spa, and one of their distributors have a really slick site. They also have some kind of system for embedding custom fonts.

    You can see an example of it here:
    http://www.rockymountainsoap.com/pro...032575/1000144
    (where it says "Natural Perfume" and the sub heading underneath it.)

    I'm trying to figure out how they did it but I have no idea. I've seen embedded fonts that allow you to select the whole word at a time, but not individual letters like this...

    Since the type is selectable, this is really appealing to website designers who are stuck using the same couple of system fonts originally.

    Does anybody have any insight into how they might have got this to work? I'm sick of having to create images/flash animations just to use custom fonts.

  • #2
    I'm no web person, but when I right click on that it shows up as Flash, which I know lets you embed fonts and make them selectable.
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    • #3
      Looks like it be this

      http://www.mikeindustries.com/blog/sifr/
      “Pain is temporary. Quitting lasts forever.” Lance Armstrong

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      • #4
        hmm, my computer doesn't mention anything about flash on that section of the website (stupid work computers, if I saw it was flash I would have made the connection).

        Thanks for the help everyone.

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        • #5
          I'm 99.9% certain it's the sifr replace.
          “Pain is temporary. Quitting lasts forever.” Lance Armstrong

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          • #6
            Once again, I'm no Web person, but if I right click on it it tells me this:

            __________________________________________________
            I like to beat up pacifists, because they don't fight back ...

            N.A.N.K.A. "We Kick Because We Care."

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            • #7
              I dunno craig...I check it out and I saw this:


              I'm no web guy either, but it seems like a bit of both....
              Art is always and everywhere the secret confession, and at the same time the immortal movement of its time.
              | Karl Marx |


              A desperate disease requires a dangerous remedy.
              | Guy Fawkes |


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              • #8
                Yeah, that's the sIFR thingy
                “Pain is temporary. Quitting lasts forever.” Lance Armstrong

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                • #9
                  neat. I didn't know it was partially flash based.

                  I learned something today!
                  Art is always and everywhere the secret confession, and at the same time the immortal movement of its time.
                  | Karl Marx |


                  A desperate disease requires a dangerous remedy.
                  | Guy Fawkes |


                  | flickr |

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                  • #10
                    Ah, so it is flash based. My bad. Sorry to add confusion. I'm sticking to the print threads form now on.
                    __________________________________________________
                    I like to beat up pacifists, because they don't fight back ...

                    N.A.N.K.A. "We Kick Because We Care."

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                    • #11
                      Me too Craig *LOL*

                      Playing with it a bit, it looks like it's just that top little section that's actually flash, the rest is your regular ol' code (so only the header and sub head are flash). So does it work that that sIFR command is part of the small .swf header file? That's how I'm understanding this.
                      Art is always and everywhere the secret confession, and at the same time the immortal movement of its time.
                      | Karl Marx |


                      A desperate disease requires a dangerous remedy.
                      | Guy Fawkes |


                      | flickr |

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                      • #12
                        yeah, it seems that it is sifr. After someone mentioned sifr I found javascript in the source code that had "sifr" in the file name.

                        Thanks for the help everyone. Book is closed on this one.

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