Added SIFR to Blog Today

Filed under:Web Log (Blog) — posted by Tyler on February 20, 2006 @ 11:21 pm

SIFR 2.0I was looking into adding sIFR (Scalable Inman Flash Replacement) [] to my blog today and was just about to dive in (I’ve done it on other sites I’ve designed and it’s a bit of setup) when I decided to search the web for other WordPress blogs that may have already implemented it. Thanks goodness I checked! It saved me a ton of time when I found a plugin [, CG-FlashyTitles] for just that! Instead of two hours later, I had replacement headers for my story titles in less than 1/2 hour! I think they add to the look of the page. Hope you like them, too.

One thing I’m still trying to work out is a story title size issue. I can’t explain why some of the titles want to fill up the entire width of the div and others (like the title of this story) appear much smaller. I’m just replacing all h3 tags with the sIFR, so the titles aren’t tagged differently. Hmmm? I’ll be troubleshooting that during the next few days. I may need to make my default h3 font bigger so that it matches what I want my sIFR to be doing.

If you don’t know what sIFR is and you’re interested in web design, read up on it. It’s a great way of making your web content look a bit different from everyone else.

UPDATE: The original title was “Added SIFR to Blog” and the result was small text replacement (equivalent to around 12 size font).  I added “Today” to the title and the title expanded to the size I was interested in.  I guess I’ll have to be careful not to use short titles until I figure out a workaround.

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