resizing .swf and keeping fonts readable!! help!! 8P

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Hello everyone:
First of all sorry for my English, I hope you can understand me.

I have a .swf file that risizes itself automatically depending on screen resolution. But the fonts get less readable. Can anyone tell me wich fonts I can use or wich tricks you know to have readable fonts even if the .swf changes its size?

Thank you very much in advantage :shock:
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I would suggest a pixel font. you can find some on:

http://www.kirupa.com
http://www.flashkit.com

and many others websites, just do a google search for "pixel fonts". A suggestion: build your site with a larger screen size and make sure the text is easily readable, after that most smaller screen sizes shouldnt have to much trouble as it will be bigger, and not to many people go over 1024x768 anyway. (Also the phrase you want is Thank you in advance, (not advantage). :)
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It's bound to happen since when you resize your movie to fit the browser window you are scaling all the content inside to fit as well., which causes distortion.

I'm not sure if it will help in your situation, but you can try adding
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Stage.scaleMode = "noScale";
to frame 1 of your movie.
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Thanks a lot, guys (and thank u for your free English class, Shark :D )!!

I am actually using a pixel font downloaded from FFF (Fonts for Flash), and it's size can't be modified without blurring it 8(

I guess it will work better if I use a truetype font, but that's not what I wanted! :shock: grrrrr....

So maybe what I'll do it's to quit the idea of resizing the .swf.

Thanks again for your help!
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By the way, nice web page, Shark!
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No problem and Thanks for the compliment! 8)
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as for the resizing matter.. is it best that a flash website dun resize ??
coz im pondering over it.. if i create using 1024*768 then ppl using 800*600 will have difficulty looking at my website..
how to overcome such problem ?
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My flash movies are genrally 550 to 700 pixels wide. That way it fits nicely on either resolution. The height can be whatever you choose, depends on how much scrolling you want your visitors to do :).
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as for http://www.blitzds.com the window that pop out, how is it they can cover the whole area in 800*600
i tried but my flash have a white border which looks awful..
at first i tot they used colour and hide it.. but when i look carefully, the flash actually cover the entire browser..
anyone know how to do that.. ?
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Define the background color of your HTML document. Default is usually white (depends on your browser settings). In the case of blitz, they defined their as black, so any empty area around their movie is black.

Not to mention they also set the default HTML margins to 0. You can do this by adding the proper attributes to the <body> tag.

Example:
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<body leftmargin="0" topmargin="0" bottommargin="0" rightmargin="0" marginwidth="0" marginheight="0">
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i don't recommend letting your flash movies free flow and resize themselves. This just makes the movie look ugly and distorted. As for the problem with delivering your site to 800x600 users, it just depends on how many people that visit your site actually use it. For me, less than 11% of my visitors are at 800x600 or less, so our next design will be 900px wide or so. Anyway, good luck with it.

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