Stuff we've discussed on IRC.
Posted by ats at 2009-02-06 10:10
"WebKit now supports explicit animations in CSS. As a counterpart to transitions, animations provide a way to declare repeating animated effects, with keyframes, completely in CSS."
And this is a good idea... why?
I hope Firefox doesn't end up supporting this, else I'm going to have to patch it out.
It's a good idea ... because people want it. Clearly it is cool and awesome. Like inventing <video> when we already have <object>
Looks like Transforms will be in Firefox 3.1 and Animations in 4
Hopefully a user stylesheet will be enough to zap them without having to hack the source
http://www.slideshare.net/jeresig/performance-improvements-in-browsers?type=powerpoint - slide 52 - OK, transitions might be here sooner
... or maybe even the full blown thing. I don't have a copy of Firefox 3.1 handy to test though. My only copy is at home in the VM that also contains IE8
Posted by ats at 2009-02-06 10:08
"By putting a 10-cent data tag (like RFID) in an appliance plug and a reader in the electrical outlet, you can prevent fires. The appliance's safe operating parameters are embedded in the plug. If there's an overload, the power shuts off."
So, erm, someone has reinvented the fused plug.
And only 62 years late!