sIFR 2.0 Beta Coming This Weekend
UPDATE: Version 2.0 is now available. See article here.
I didn’t want to go the whole week without giving a quick update on the latest builds of sIFR. I’ll be releasing version 2.0b on Sunday and features to look forward to include:
- Support for hover colors, multiple links, manual position adjustments, text-centering, and more.
- New, smaller .swfs resulting from the use of character subsets. About half the filesize of version 1.1.4. Along with this font subsetting comes support for international character sets as well.
- Quicker text rendering.
- Domain-securing of your .swf font files.
With contributions coming now from Seattle, Baltimore, Sweden, The Netherlands, and other corners of the world, the task of getting all of components distilled down to a single mechanism is not trivial. The 2.0b release this weekend will still be a “developer’s release” per se and might not quite be idiotproof yet, but it will contain the same full feature set as the release version.