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hi

i recently posted this thread this thread . The answers i got were quite valid.

I am now wondering if i can use a different method. my friend mentioned that you can make something that looks like and anti aliased image but at the sametime it can be read/high-light and more importantly google will see it like text.

anyone have any ideas?
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philleep
Apr 4 '07 #1
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drhowarddrfine
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I have never used it but look into "image replacement" using CSS. I don't recall if it will work with Google as you say since it won't read images but there may be a trick involved. I don't have time to look it up right now. I think the anagram is "sirf".
Apr 4 '07 #2

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hi

i recently posted this thread this thread . The answers i got were quite valid.

I am now wondering if i can use a different method. my friend mentioned that you can make something that looks like and anti aliased image but at the sametime it can be read/high-light and more importantly google will see it like text.

anyone have any ideas?
cheer
philleep
If you are using an image google will not see it as text. If you want to highlight some words wrap them in a div or span and give it a background color. Also, why would you want to anti alias text? I would think you would want your text to be clear and readable.
Apr 4 '07 #3

KevinADC
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maybe you are referring to filters, they were only supported by IE though, and I'm not sure if newer IE browsers still support them, but you can always investigate that yourself.

filters

for the most part they are obnoxious though and should be used sparingly, very very sparingly if at all.
Apr 5 '07 #4

drhowarddrfine
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Do NOT use filters. They only work in IE so they do no good for other browsers.
Apr 5 '07 #5

KevinADC
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Do NOT use filters. They only work in IE so they do no good for other browsers.

Well, they can still be used, IE users will benefit from them. I like the image transition filters and use them occasionaly, of course only IE users see them but other users are not affected by not seeing the filter transitions.
Apr 5 '07 #6

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If you are using an image google will not see it as text. If you want to highlight some words wrap them in a div or span and give it a background color. Also, why would you want to anti alias text? I would think you would want your text to be clear and readable.

thanks aricC.

your method however seems to be more of a bodge than an propper method. and i want to use anti-aliased text for some titles because the font i'm using looks better like that.
Apr 5 '07 #7

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thanks aricC.

your method however seems to be more of a bodge than an propper method. and i want to use anti-aliased text for some titles because the font i'm using looks better like that.
A bodge? I've never heard that word, but in the context I assume you mean some hack or work around. Using a background color + a span to to give some text a 'highlight' effect is perfectly acceptable and commonly used. The problem with make a page with nothing but images is that 1 google will not read them therefore your page will not be indexed and 2 users will have to wait until all of the images load. This could be problematic for you in several ways, generally users want a page to render in under 1-2 seconds regardless of their speed and if a user does a google search for your site if you're lucky it may end up on page 20. I assure you my method is proper and used quite frequently. I'm sure Doc and Kevin would agree this isn't some off-the-wall method.
Apr 5 '07 #8

KevinADC
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Only works with IE browsers that I know of:

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  1. <DIV STYLE="width:100%; font-family: Verdana,Arial; font-size: 200%; filter:
  2.      progid:DXImageTransform.Microsoft.Blur(pixelradius=1)
  3.     ;">
  4.         Blurry text.</div>   
the filters can be tricky, you have to read up on how to use them. And as doc will remind you: they only work in IE ;)


filters information

I think AricC's suggestion is also perfectly acceptable and is going to work in all browsers.
Apr 5 '07 #9

drhowarddrfine
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Scalable Inman Flash Replacement . That's what I was trying to think of but I don't know if it's exactly what you would want. This is the original article with a link at the top for the latest update to it.
Apr 5 '07 #10

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thanks the sIFR is what i was looking for i think!? will let you know how i get on.
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philleep
Apr 10 '07 #11

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