Aug 13, 2009

The Opposite of Interactive Media: The Pretty Loaded Archive of Preloaders (Are we really movin' up to HTML 5?)

According to a recent article by Garrick Schmitt, preloaders might become history in the very near future. Schmitt discusses HTML 5 and related topics, and included a link to the Pretty Loaded website, an archive of interesting web-site preloaders from our recent past - 2002 to 2009, to be exact. You can download a screensaver for PC or Mac from the site.

For more information, read Schmitt's article, and take also a look at the related links I've posted below.

Things are changing.

Are You Ready for a Flash-Free Future: How HTML 5 and Open Video will Deliver a Faster, Plug-in Free Internet
Garrick Schmitt, Ad Age, 8/12/09


HTML5 Canvas Experiment

HTML 5 Doctor

Mozilla's Canvas Tutorial
"canvas is a new HTML element which can be used to draw graphics using scripting (usually JavaScript). It can for instance be used to draw graphs, make photo compositions or do simple (and not so simple) animations. The image on the right shows some examples of implementations which we will see later in this tutorial..."

O3D Demos (Google Code Site)

Open Video Project

Open Video Player Initiative

Advancing Open Video

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