LoopStationZebra wrote:If there's a Flash-like GUI interface where you can easily build shapes and animate them, I haven't seen it. Until that kind of thing happens....
http://www.brighthub.com/internet/web-d ... 58626.aspx
And the next update to Dreamweaver will include Canvas support.
Anyway, I'm talking about the use of the Flash player plugin, and not so much about the development tool which I'm sure many people will continue to use for animation and creating apps for iphone/ipad. But as a web output delivery format, its days are numbered. Here's another interesting post about the death of the Flash plugin:
The examples you are illustrating are fairly well known, but horrifying. Like the early beta days of Macromedia Director. Horrifying. lol.
Well, we can keep going round and round but I still say that the .swf file is here to stay for at least another 5 solid years. If I'm proved wrong, I'm proved wrong.
What a lot of this gets down to, honestly, is a handful of developers/programmers who have always had a serious Hate On for Flash. Plain and simple. Most of the articles I've read in the last 2 months are written by little more than shills for HTML 5.
http://www.peachpit.com/podcasts/episod ... 2704C33F4B
That's a video where Concepcion agonizes through about a 100 moves in order to create a popup gallery that would take about 1/10th the time to do in Flash, lol.
Programmers see this shit and say "SEE! SEE! YOU CAN DO A COOL GALLERY IN HTML WITH SLIDE-IN IMAGES AS EASY AS YOU CAN IN FLASH! MLAH! MLAH!"
When, of course, in reality it takes longer and the results are lame by comparison.