I was recently introduced to sIFR (Scalable Inman Flash Replacement). To sum it up, you can create beautiful, aliased version of any font on any web page, fairly easily. This works great when implemented correctly, as in, only do it for your header/Title text.
You might have seen examples of it at some pretty large scale sites around, such as ABC News, Nike, and Aston Martin. As you can see, the headlines are aliased and smooth (mostly, you can play with Flash settings to make it to your liking) and there is no image whatsoever…you can even select/copy the text. I know this isn’t a new technology, but I haven’t seen it posted and though some here may find it useful. (I did, threw it on my own site to play with).
In related info, Usable Type wrote a nice article explaining some of the do’s and don’ts related to sIFR. And, a nice demo was put together by the folks at Macromedia (ahem, I mean Adobe). Also, be sure to visit Mike Davidson and say thanks for all his hard work.