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« on: April 14, 2005, 04:10:20 PM »
Stumbled apon this today, pretty neat. Open Source too!

http://www.laszlosystems.com/

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« Reply #1 on: April 14, 2005, 04:17:38 PM »
I spout it loud and proud on web design sites I visit: DOWN WITH FLASH.

But I don't know what is so special... I use a variety of this type of functionality in various sites that I run.

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« Reply #2 on: April 14, 2005, 04:49:21 PM »
It seems like a high level abstraction that allows quick development of flash like features through xml. Writting all the javascript/xml features from scratch would be a lot of work. I guess thats the appeal. If i have some free time this weekend im gonna look into how this works a little more. Ill post back with what i find.

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bah, after a bit of reading this isnt that great after all. It uses a backend servlet to compile swf bytcode and stream that to the client or something. I thought it was independant of swf. boooo
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« Reply #3 on: April 15, 2005, 12:22:32 AM »
flash should NEVER be used in web design... I can't stand flash pages... I have to admit though, I have visited some tastefully designed flash pages, but most flash-users like to show off the flashiness of flash...
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« Reply #4 on: April 15, 2005, 02:59:14 AM »
Quote from: Perspective
Stumbled apon this today, pretty neat. Open Source too!

http://www.laszlosystems.com/



looks good, but it really take a long time to load :dunno:

>>I spout it loud and proud on web design sites I visit: DOWN WITH FLASH.<<

I have a friend in Colorado who does webdesign for a living and almost all of his websites rely on flash in one form or other. If utilized properly, and unoptrusevely, flash is a great tool. Here is his website, check out some of his clients' pages; quite functional and good looking too. http://www.lighthousewd.com/
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