For years, people with web sites have had to make a choice between using a dull “web-safe” font for text headings to ensure search engine optimization and using images for headings to create the desired look and feel for their site. As obsolete browsers are fading into obscurity and cool new internet technologies are being introduced almost daily, the need to compromise between appearance and searchability is no more.
sIFR (Scalable Inman Flash Replacement) is a method that allows developers to insert any font into a without sacrificing accessibility, SEO, or markup validation. We use sIFR on several of our client sites and our own (for an example look no further than the title of this post). Here’s how it works:
For sIFR documentation and FAQs, click here.