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FOTB recap and live podcast

Mark Burvill‘s final message to FOTB (made with his new found skills from my CreativeJS workshop) FOTB was awesome this year, and it looks like this will be the last, at least in this guise. I’m sure that John will … There’s more

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Is it really time to say “RIP Flash”?

Can you believe it was nearly a year ago that I first presented “What the Flux!?” about the future of Flash? My message was mostly optimistic: there was still demand for Flash work, but you shouldn’t be afraid of change. … There’s more

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No hardware accelerated FlashPlayer on Linux

[UPDATE] Seems that Adobe aren’t the only ones having trouble with OpenGL on Linux. I’ve asked Mozilla for an update and will elaborate in a separate post when I hear back. (Thanks to Steven Johnson for the link) First we … There’s more

Posted in Articles, Flash, Flash 3D, Obsolete | 19 Comments

Interview with digital artist Robert Hodgin

On the latest episode of the Creative Coding Podcast, I had a long chat with Robert Hodgin. Perhaps best known for gorgeous sound reactive particle systems that later became the default iTunes visualiser, he talked to me about his background, … There’s more

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HTML and Flash – the aftermath’s aftermath

I’ve had a very exciting few days as a result of my recent HTML/Flash post. Clearly there is still much to discuss on this subject! I had over 140 comments in the end, although at least half were probably from … There’s more

Posted in Articles, Flash, HTML5 Canvas, iOS | 21 Comments

HTML5 vs Flash – the aftermath

I thought everyone was over the whole Flash vs HTML5 debate, but I was wrong. Instead of accepting new developments and making changes accordingly, a state of inactivity and comfortable denial has set in. Just one tweet is enough to release the torrent of emotions that have been bubbling under the surface for months. Who knew!? There’s more

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2010 : an incredible year

2010 has been a huge and brilliant year. That’s not to say it’s been plain sailing – I’ve faced difficult challenges, but thankfully they have led to some of my proudest achievements. And it’s been a year of change and … There’s more

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Flash uses more battery than HTML5?

There’s been a lot of talk about whether Flash drains the battery on MacBooks as much as HTML5 does, so I thought I’d check this claim out. I’m concerned that any tests would be based upon Flash vs no Flash, … There’s more

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Mystery Papervision3D book?

I’m frequently asked about when my “Experience Papervision3D” book is coming out. Well the truth is, there is no Papervision3D book and there never was! I was in talks with Apress on behalf of the entire team and we were … There’s more

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Flash will eat itself?

While Flash (the tool) can only target Flash (the platform), isn’t that limiting its efficacy? Don’t we need vector animations in other platforms and apps? There’s more

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