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Can we now replace Flash? Open Web Technologies as an alternative to plugins

Submitted by Michal Budzynski (@michalbe) on Monday, 2 January 2012

Section: Default Technical level: Beginner Session type: Lecture

Abstract

You will learn how to achieve Flash like effect in games and applications using open web technologies (JavaScript, HTML5, CSS3).

Outline

When back in 1996 Macromedia introduced Flash, no one suspected that this plugin will revolutionize the world of the Internet and move an open, Web-based technologies into the background. Today, after more than 15 years, situation slowly reverses - finally creating interactive websites, games or advertisements is possible without using any browser plugins. But is it enough? Michal will take us on a tour of the world's holy war between Plugins like Flash and HTML, and will attempt to answer this question.

Speaker bio

Michal is an Open Web Alchemist from Warsaw, Poland, responsible for many ridiculous experiments like 'CSS Nyan Cat' (https://developer.mozilla.org/pl/demos/detail/css-nyan-cat) or 'All your gradient are belong to us' (https://demoparty.mozillalabs.com/gallery/43/al-your-gradient-are-belong-to-us). Michal officiates as an HTML5 GameDev trainer in W3C and ran technical workshops and tech-talks in many countries on different continents - in 2011 he spoke for example in Brazil, Nepal, Australia and almost all of the European countries. He recently organized onGameStart, the first HTML5 games conference and safely says that making web a better place is not just his job - it's his lifestyle. That's why he funds BLYSK (http://bly.sk), very first serious web animation tool.

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