View Full Version : SMILe...the death of flash
06-28-2001, 07:37 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, 07:52 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, 07:56 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, 08:00 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, 08:05 PM
Such as what. I'm always up for a good laugh.
06-28-2001, 08:16 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, 09:57 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, 10:51 PM
THAT'S SUCH A COOL SITE!!! :eek:
06-28-2001, 11:12 PM
do you know what it is?
06-30-2001, 03:15 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, 09:52 AM
"do you know what it is?"
no, have you worked it out yet?
07-01-2001, 03:08 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.
07-01-2001, 07:41 AM
Just look at the source code of that page. You might see what he was trying to do then :)
07-02-2001, 02:04 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 ]
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