Posts Tagged ‘flash’

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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JavaScript vs Silverlight vs …

winter-01 I’ve thought about writing this post several times but just never got around to it.  But, recently I’ve seen other posts or heard comments from other professionals that have led me to think that now is a great time to chime in with my own opinion.

First I have to say that compared to just ten years ago, it is absolutely amazing what we can do on the web.  Ten years ago, if we wanted to provide a rich user interface, we had exactly one choice: Java.

Today, we have several choices, including:

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Native Client: Been There, Done That

94Tr Google Code Blog: Native Client: A Technology for Running Native Code on the Web

At Google we’re always trying to make the web a better platform. That’s why we’re working on Native Client, a technology that aims to give web developers access to the full power of the client’s CPU while maintaining the browser neutrality, OS portability and safety that people expect from web applications. Today, we’re sharing our technology with the research and security communities in the hopes that they will help us make this technology more useful and more secure.

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