Get flash to fully experience Pearltrees
Tuesday, December 23, 2008
In 1996, Macromedia released their product called Macromedia Flash which is a vector-based animation platform. With Flash, web designers were now able to create animations using a timeline and vector design tools as a video. Furthermore, Flash was and still is a great solution for web designers to provide visitors smooth view in such small file size.
If there’s one thing that never seems to go out of style, it’s a good jQuery slideshow. Highly visual websites rely on the ability to showcase imagery automatically.
At the end of last year, we launched a website for Coastal & Marine Sciences in North Carolina with one of our Agency Partners, Liaison Design Group . As a part of the project, the website was supposed to have an interactive map that showed some information and the location of the various Marine Science outposts across the state.
When jQuery came out back in January 2006, my first impression was that it was a cute hack. Basing everything around CSS selectors was a neat idea (see getElementsBySelector ) but the chaining stuff looked like a bit of a gimmick and the library as a whole didn’t look like it would cover all of the bases. I wrote jQuery off as a passing fad.
This collection of jQuery plugins might come in handy next time you’re building a site.