After trying various approaches with text in Flash to get my buttons down to optimum size, the best I could come up with is a 14k Flash SWF for 9 buttons in 30 pt text with gradient fills.
Now the frame where the SWF is supposed to be just sits there blankly with nothing happening, and when I right-click on it, IE crashes with one of those “Send error report” jobbers. After several iterations of that, I went back to my original GIFs with their pokey JS.
I know, it whams, and Real Soon Now (to borrow a Pournellism) I’ll break down and get better hosting service, but for the time being, it’s just one more thing to do, and I’m procrastinating.
Anyway, does anyone have any insight and/or experience with this sort of behavior?