What is the jQuery sIFR Plugin?

The jQuery sIFR plugin is an addon for jQuery that makes it easy to replace text in a web page with flash text (sIFR) using the internal jQuery API.

What does it do?

The jQuery sIFR Plugin gives you a function in javascript to replace text in a web page dynamically with sIFR (Scalable Inman Flash Replacement) text, using native jQuery functionality.

How does it work?

First, jQuery makes finding the item(s) that you want to replace as easy as using CSS. Then, the jQuery sIFR Plugin does all the work of figuring out the preferred styling based on the text it is replacing for whichever version of sIFR you choose. The jQuery sIFR plugin is fully configurable and can choose how little or how much you want to customize the display of the sIFRed text. Finally, the jQuery SWFObject Plugin does a most excellent job of embedding the sIFR flash into your web page. After all is said and done, you should have beautiful sIFR replaced text with consistent behavior across all major browsers.

And what is jQuery?

jQuery is a small but power-packed bundle of javascript functions that make writing javascript quick and simple. Selecting elements on your page is like using CSS, learning and using functions requires minimal fuss, and the learning curve is sometimes described as "zero".

So, why do I also need the jQuery SWFObject Plugin?

The jQuery SWFObject Plugin is the best tool for embedding flash into a web page, plus I wrote it. It's better in my opinion because it's as intuitive and configurable as jQuery, and it uses jQuery's native functionality to the eliminate the otherwise code redundancy in SWFObject.


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