Posts Tagged ‘web design’

Tonight I will be discussing the supposed “Death of Flash by HTML 5”. Although HTML5 is growing at a rapid pace, I don’t foresee Flash going away just yet. Here’s why:

 

Compatibility

A little over one-third of desktop web users are still using Internet Explorer 8 or older, which HTML5’s <audio> and <video> tags aren’t supported. That one-third is a huge amount of people that cannot experience the joys and wonder of HTML5. Flash has a stay of execution on the desktop front for some time to come.

 

Corporate Setting

According to Luke Reimer of Smashing Magazine, Flash is still growing on a corporate level through rich media, training solutions, and intranet applications. Its extensive capabilities make it a profitable and versatile choice for corporate applications.

 

Mobile Applications

ActionScript 3 is a great example of how Flash can be a powerful tool for creating comprehensive apps. ActionScript 3 provides excellent performance, has reusable code bases, and can enable highly complex applications with more ease.

 

HTML5

(Source: http://www.w3.org/html/logo/downloads/HTML5_sticker.png)

 

HTML5 may be filing its niche in the web design market, but I do not feel that Flash will ever be completely gone. It still serves a purpose and will most likely reinvent itself in the future to fill the needs of the growing interactive media market. Flash brings compatibility across many different platforms and in turn, provides smooth consistency.

 

More info:
http://www.zdnet.com/why-flash-and-html5-need-each-other-7000016737/

 

Vincent Napoleone
@Vinny_Nap
Vinnynap@fullsail.edu
http://vinnynap.com

 

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Interactive Media is developing at an astounding rate, almost too fast to even keep track. As technology advances and the demand for new media continues to grow, Interactive Media will continue to keep us guessing to “What will they think of next?”

What It Means-

Interactive Media, by definition, is basically any type of media (Such as text and images) that allows users to interact with it. This of course is a very basic definition of an extremely complex term. Interactive Media as a discipline overlaps many different fields; from E-Commerce to Journalism and more…

Advancements –

Advancements in Interactive Media include, but are definitely not limited to, Google Glass and Recon Jet. These HUD glasses have a built in screen with the ability to record video and sound, search the web, keep track of your speed, and more. These devices are the future of technology and Interactive Media, but it does raise some serious questions.

ReconJet

Privacy-

Google Glass in particular is receiving some heat about possible privacy issues that can or will arise from their product. This product can collect information as you wander about from other people through facial recognition and other means. Now, you may have signed a privacy agreement with your Google Glass software, but did the random strangers you pass on street sign it too? As Interactive Media tried to become more personalized, I see privacy being the number one roadblock in this sector.

On The Upside-

On a more positive note, I feel that Interactive Media has limitless potential. Being able to interact with computers and each other in unimaginable ways. It’s exciting; there is no doubt about that.

 

Vincent Napoleone
@Vinny_Nap
Vinnynap@fullsail.edu

Certificate of completion

Lynda.com’s Web Design Fundamentals course completed. 🙂

For my week 4 project in Fundamentals of Web Design, I was required to make a presentation on mobile and tablet design. So here it is, hope you enjoy it. (http://www.slideshare.net/lenz123/presentation-on-mobiletablet-design-22350391)

Web Design Project

Quick webpage I made for my Web Design class.