View Full Version : SMILe...the death of flash

06-28-2001, 06:37 PM
SMIL(pronounced "smile") is a subset of XML that does animations. It works right in the webpage and requires no plug-in. Currently, it is only implemented in IE5.5 and up. But, it is a proposed W3 reccomendation and it is suspected to become official and widespread in newer browser versions. It also will work in realplayer and mediaplayer. I have read a few articles and they have said it could be the end of flash animations, mainly because these animations require no download.

06-28-2001, 06:52 PM
Oh God, I have spent ages trying to learn Livemotion. Hopefully they can both be used and "Co-Habit."

This could go in the Aids thread...


06-28-2001, 06:56 PM
lol...i didn't mean that it would literally die. It would subside is what I meant. Besides, I read a tutorial and picked up the basic syntax is a couple of minutes. I haven't done anything useful, and probably won't until other browsers implement it. That's why I'm getting used to the language.

06-28-2001, 07:00 PM
I know, as long as the looking at sites becomes a pleasure rather than a chore I dont care really. At the minute I have seen some awful looking things.


06-28-2001, 07:05 PM
Such as what. I'm always up for a good laugh.

06-28-2001, 07:16 PM
Tut Tut. Matt, you should be ashamed of yourself, making a mockery of other peoples web designing skills!

No, nothing worth linking to, I would not be setting a very good standard of behaviour for the others to follow if I were to make fun at peoples sites, so I wont mention any details.


06-28-2001, 08:57 PM
I didn't mean it like that. People that we aren't in regular contact with.

How about this page...It's not flash, but it's awful.
www.jodi.org (http://www.jodi.org) I can't even figure out what it is!

06-28-2001, 09:51 PM

06-28-2001, 10:12 PM
do you know what it is?

06-30-2001, 02:15 AM
lol...what was that??? That site is too much...looks like HTML in a blender...not sure what it means....lol

06-30-2001, 08:52 AM
"do you know what it is?"

no, have you worked it out yet?


The Wanderer
07-01-2001, 02:08 AM
I'm not an expert in web design, but it looks like someone was just playing around and doing bizzar things. I've helped make movies like that, yes deliberately. LOL I think it's kinda neat.

Seryl Cann
07-01-2001, 06:41 AM
Just look at the source code of that page. You might see what he was trying to do then :)

07-02-2001, 01:04 AM
Well spoted Seryl, now it makes much more sense! :)

Matt, any sites you can send us to with a bit more info on that script? I wouldn't mind having a look, thanks in advance...

[ July 01, 2001: Message edited by: Letalis ]