A conversation I have every month or so

Me: tries to visit a local restaurant’s website via iPhone

Restaurant website: I require Flash. $%^& off.

Me: I just want to know how late you’re open.

Website: Nope

via venomous porridge – A conversation I have every month or so.


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Posted by Jake Spurlock February 16th, 2010 — No Comments


Javascript Commodore 64 emulator

Oh Javascript, is there anything you can’t do?

Emulate Flash…

Serious, I have a plan for Adobe, release an open-source Javascript framework for Flash… No need to have it run as a plugin, just Javascript for the site that it is on…

via Javascript Commodore 64 emulator.


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Posted by Jake Spurlock February 16th, 2010 — No Comments


iPad or JooJoo…

Couple of thoughts…

  • Tight iTunes integration or open internet?
  • App store?
  • Both starting at $499
  • Sleek design
  • Oh, and Flash HD support on only one of the two devices…

What do you do?

iPad vs. JooJoo


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Posted by Jake Spurlock February 4th, 2010 — No Comments


Standards

When Apple and Adobe fight, standards win. Sing that now to the tune of Particle Man by They Might Be Giants (and forget, like I did, about that hater Triangle Man always winning everything). Like the ubiquitous Particle Man, standards -should- be everywhere. Thanks to iPad, standards may finally begin to find the priority they should have had with every designer all along.

via They have a fight, Standards Win :: novapages.com


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Posted by Jake Spurlock February 3rd, 2010 — 1 Comment


The iPad

What hasn’t been said already?

I know, no Flash. Bummer.

4:3 aspect ratio. Old fashioned?

There are two clear camps here, those that love, and those that are underwhelmed/hate the device/cry themselves to sleep at night knowing that they won’t be able to watch Hulu on the device.

Would it be nice to see Flash, absolutely. As a dyed in the red HTML/CSS developer; I am not the biggest proponent of Flash, but currently this is a device that doesn’t have the mouse and a keyboard interface that Flash requrires.

It is a tablet.

A tablet that is made to be interacted with fingers.

Here, Hulu, Farmville, and every other major site has the chance to change, and embrace newer web technologies. Or at a minimum embrace iPhone app development.


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Posted by Jake Spurlock February 2nd, 2010 — No Comments