Thanks Peter - this article is actually what made me want to ask you all
this question :) I remember this method being discussed a couple of
times here (or something similar to it), but not in the context that I'd
like, really (didn't answer the questions I have).
>>you don't need Flash to use image replacement techniques. You can
make heading images using your graphic program of choice, and just link
in the image as desired.<<
True - but the site I want to do this for is dynamic, and I need
"on-the-fly" headers. I liked the sIFR method because all I had to do
was specify a class for the "special" header, and it would render it as
needed - rather than having to go to the trouble of making an image,
uploading and linking to it every time I wanted to use it.
>>You run into the problem of font licenses <<
This actually isn't a concern for me, because I never plan to use any
fonts that are not free (in fact, the one that started this quest *is* a
freely available font, with a GNU license).
As for the rest, I'm already prepared to have an alternative standard
font to be in the "pretty" font's stead - I'm not planning to have this
be something that I can force on people. It's just something nice to
whatever - then a standard font is used, no problem (I'm not designing
around the font, I'm just enhancing the current design a little bit with
the availability of this - I don't expect everyone to see it.)
I just wanted to know that, for people that *can* see it, if this would
be a bad idea to use. It's not something that is required for my design
to work (it would be insane for me to think I could be!), but it's just
a "little something extra" I wanted to add - but I wanted to be sure if
I did it, it wouldn't be a detriment in any way. If it is, I'm
abandoning the idea and going with what I have - which is honestly fine
as it stands.
....and thanks for those links Eileen - I'll be reading up on it :)
(And as a side note: "The Resurrection of Downloadable Web Fonts By
Roger Johansson." - that's funny. My old boss in Minneapolis was names
"Roger Johannson". I doubt he wrote an article on fonts though ;) )
Thanks all - and as always, any further input is well appreciated!
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