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sIFR is a powerful tool. So powerful, in fact, that you can completely ruin a web page with it if you get overzealous and don't exercise restraint. Early on in development, a dude in Texas e-mailed me and asked me why his sIFR-ized page took 30 seconds to load. I looked at the page and he had replaced every single word with sIFR text... even complete paragraphs and 300-word passages. Do not do this please! sIFR is for headlines, pull quotes, and other small swaths of text. In other words, it is for display type -- type which accents the rest of the page. Body copy should remain browser text. Additionally, we recommend not replacing over about 10 blocks of text per page. A few more is fine, but once you get into the 50s or so, you'll notice a processor and speed hit.

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sIFR is a powerful tool. So powerful, in fact, that you can completely ruin a web page with it if you get overzealous and don't exercise restraint. Early on in development, a dude in Texas e-mailed me and asked me why his sIFR-ized page took 30 seconds to load. I looked at the page and he had replaced every single word with sIFR text... even complete paragraphs and 300-word passages. Do not do this please! sIFR is for headlines, pull quotes, and other small swaths of text. In other words, it is for display type -- type which accents the rest of the page. Body copy should remain browser text. Additionally, we recommend not replacing over about 10 blocks of text per page. A few more is fine, but once you get into the 50s or so, you'll notice a processor and speed hit.

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There also are two features we put into sIFR by user request which can be used, but developers and designers should know the downsides. One is the ability to use transparent backgrounds in the Flash movies so that your page background shows through. This is supported in PC IE, PC Opera 8, newer versions of Safari and Firefox, and a few other browsers, but not every single one. The result is that browsers which don't support transparency will render Flash movies with a background color that you specify as your "fallback" color. Furthermore, transparent Flash movies take up a bit more CPU power than non-transparent ones. The second thing is using sIFR for linked text. While this works just fine, please be aware that users will lose the ability to right-click or middle-click these links and have them open in a new window. This may or may not be important to you.