No Flash? No Problem!

Posted by: csschops on Apr 13, 2010 | No Comments

Source: No Flash? No Problem!

jQuery.spritely is a jQuery plugin created by Artlogic for creating dynamic character and background animation in pure HTML and JavaScript. It’s a simple, light-weight plugin with a few simple methods for creating animated sprites.

Very cool.

:nth-child tester

Posted by: csschops on Apr 11, 2010 | No Comments

Source: http://css-tricks.com/examples/nth-child-tester/

via http://simplebits.com

Useful. Tests equations in an :nth-child CSS3 selector.

Web Standards for E-books

Posted by: csschops on Apr 11, 2010 | No Comments

Source: http://www.alistapart.com/articles/ebookstandards/

Incisive post from Joe Clark.

Nuit Blanche. Slow-Motion Car Crash. via Spy Films:

Posted by: csschops on Apr 11, 2010 | No Comments

Nuit Blanche. Slow-Motion Car Crash.

via Spy Films:

http://www.spyfilms.com

Robots in Hollywood

Posted by: csschops on Apr 11, 2010 | No Comments

Link: Robots in Hollywood

Time again. But this is fun.

A Brief History of the Computer

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Link: A Brief History of the Computer

Lovely gallery of old tech – spoilt by a blatant plug for the iPad at the end…

Stephen Fry’s Time magazine iPad reveal article

Posted by: csschops on Apr 11, 2010 | No Comments

Source: http://www.time.com/time/business/article/0,8599,1976935,00.html

A polished, controlled, Apple fan-boy love-in. But as I’ve dropped a chunk of moolah on Apple over the years I guess I can forgive them all.

I was shown the media’s future 16 years ago: now with the iPad, it’s here

Posted by: csschops on Apr 11, 2010 | No Comments

Source: http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/2010/apr/11/ipad-rusbridger-future-of-the-press

In the space of four days my sense of scale has changed. On Tuesday, my new iPad seemed like a rather overblown iPhone. By Friday, I found myself irritated at trying to read emails or type on the iPhone, which already seemed mean and cramped. A tabloid newspaper page seemed exotically large, a broadsheet like a street hoarding. The iPad just seemed natural. Maybe Apple has simply rediscovered what book publishers, over the space of 400 years, came to a more or less settled view on – the right shape of page for what the human eye and hands feel easy with.

How Flash was Born

Posted by: csschops on Apr 11, 2010 | No Comments

Source: http://www.adobe.com/macromedia/events/john_gay/page04.html

As it grew close to shipping time, we changed the name of our software to FutureSplash Animator to focus more on its animation capabilities. We also were growing tired of running a company that didn’t have much money to spend, and began trying to sell our technology. After an unsuccessful pitch to Adobe and turning down a bid from Fractal Design, we shipped FutureSplash Animator in the summer (May) of 1996.

I remember downloading and playing with ‘FutureSplash Animator’. Mark me down as a dinosaur.