Jan 23

Do We Really Need HTML5 – Or We Are Just Instigated by Others

Last December, W3C claimed that the draft on HTML5 and Canvas 2D had been finalized, which is deemed to be a strong driving force for both HTML5 itself and those who are interested in it. Last year, Internet was overwhelmed with a lot of debates about whether HTML5 will replace Flash and become a new application development standard, and though Flash is still the mainstream, people increasingly believe that it is just a matter of time when this replacement happens. Is the demand of HTML5 a real deal, especially to developers and Internet users? Rather than making immediate conclusion, let us briefly compare the two products.

Flash

Since Macromedia released its first version in 1996, Flash has dominated Internet multimedia industry for over 15 years, and attracted a large number of web designers. Currently, about 97% browsers are equipped with Flash Player plug-in. But for Flash, we would not appreciate so many beautiful and interesting websites. As a mature development platform, Flash is propped up by many powerful programming tools, such as Adobe Flash CS Professional, which lowers the threshold of developing it.

Along with the proliferation of smart phones and tablets, surfing Internet with these portable devices became an inevitable trend. Unfortunately Flash does not perform well on them, because it overwhelms system resources and is too energy-consuming.

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Aug 27

How to use “Text to Shape” to Create a Cute Snail Logo

Logo is the indispensable part for your business both online and offline. It represents appearance, unique identity and recognition of your business. A well-designed logo leaves a nice impression to customer, which is potentially promoted to your business; a worse logo only drives customer away.

So how to design an excellent logo is the concern for both designer and business owner. Today I am going to share how to design a cute snail logo, which is converted from a simple letter B. More importantly, I will share some important design skills and tips according to my own experience as well as my inspiration.

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Aug 09

Flash News of the Week—Google puts Flash into Chrome Sandbox

Google puts Flash into sandbox. Flash has been ported into sandbox of Windows version of Chrome, and will soon come to its OS X browser. It is a strong backup for Flash considering the current situation. Will it reduces browser crashes and security issues caused by Flash? Let’s have a check.

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