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.
I was told that this conversion had to end up with the jQuery version looking just like the Flash version. This means I need to grab information from the flash file such as position and color.
One tool I’m using to grab position information is the MeasureIt Firefox plugin. This handy little tool sits in the lower left corner of my Firefox browser. Click the tool and then click and drag on the screen to measure pixels between elements.
I’m not quite done with the conversion. But I expect to finish it by the end of the day today.
There is another Flash project I’d love to convert that has text “floating in mid-air.” That should be an interesting effect to try to replicate, but I don’t see any reason why it couldn’t be done. It’s just a simple matter of mathematics.