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Archive for November 30th, 2009

Flash to jQuery

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I have long argued that 99% if the things people think they need to use Adobe’s Flash for could be done just as well using JavaScript.

Now that jQuery is available, I am even more convinced that this is the case.

There are, however, a few hurdles that need to be jumped to make this happen.  For example, one thing Flash has been good at is embedding fonts and while you can embed fonts using CSS, the little bit of research I’ve done on the subject has demonstrated that it wouldn’t necessarily be easy.

Recently, someone took me up on the challenge, and I am actually converting a Flash script to jQuery.  And it is working quite nicely, thank you very much.

Here are some tools I’ve discovered along the way.

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