New speakers often feel awkward about asking for a speaker fee, and some conference organisers take advantage of this by not offering you one. Some don’t even offer reimbursement for your travel costs. They’ll continue to do this as long as we still accept it – so here’s my advice for making sure you’re properly […]
Christmas round up!
It’s been a busy December so here’s a quick round-up of Christmas related things I’m involved with this year. 12 days of CreativeJS – for each of the 12 days of Christmas, we’ll be posting a bite-size CreativeJS tip. Festive Creative Coding Podcast with Dan Shiffman, author of “Learning Processing” and creator of the Processing […]
Happy 5th birthday, blog
It’s been 5 years to the very day since my very first post, and I must admit, it seems like a very long time ago. Now I want to hear from you – my dear readers. But first, please indulge me this short retrospective. A picture from FlashForward 2006. Yes, that’s how good mobile phone […]
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 do something just as awesome next year 🙂 It was an intense time for me […]
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. But now I’m seeing anecdotal and statistical evidence that more change is ahead: Flash content, […]
[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 heard that Adobe would no longer develop AIR for Linux and now they’ve quietly dropped […]
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, his process and what motivates him. You can listen to the entire interview here, but […]
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 me. 🙂 I was so delighted that there were many eloquently expressed viewpoints and a […]
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!?
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, without an HTML5 version to compare to. So here we have identical content in Flash […]