[drupal-devel] Dynamic Text Replacement
chris.messina at gmail.com
Fri Mar 25 18:36:30 UTC 2005
How does this affect printing pages & server load?
On Fri, 25 Mar 2005 00:16:01 +0100, Steven Wittens <steven at acko.net> wrote:
> Solon wrote:
> >> On Wednesday 23 March 2005 07.52, Solon wrote:
> >>> I plan on making themes with 'fancy' or non standard fonts. The only
> >>> other practical way, opposed to CSS is to use PHP and GD, to replace
> >>> the text with images.
> >> The best way I know of is using JS, CSS and Flash, called sIFR:
> >> http://www.mikeindustries.com/blog/archive/2004/08/sifr
> >> This works nicely and also degrades nicely.
> > This method is dependant on flash, while the other is PHP. I feel that
> > the one that runs PHP is more practical because it can be integrated
> > easily with Drupal, and will be compatible with all users who run
> > Drupal. With flash, it throws another requirement in the mix, and I
> > feel, at a users end, it will be much better to use the PHP file.
> > Any ideas on how to implement it?
> sIFR is dead easy to implement as it can all be done in the theme. You
> simply include the .js file in header, decide which elements you want to
> sIFRize, and add a simple statement with a CSS selector (e.g. "#main h1"
> or ".comment h3"). Making the .swf file is very easy (just check the
> sIFR website for help). There are a couple things to watch out for, but
> really it's all been documented and commented on.
> Oh and note that sIFR should handle UTF-8 / Unicode appropriately, which
> is another hurdle when you want to use GD. As far as I know, GD and
> Unicode text output don't mix.
> Steven Wittens
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