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Discussion in 'Web Design and Development' started by Cabbit, Aug 30, 2010.
Stumbled on this on cool html 5 demo.
That really is cool. Impressive what you can do when you have enough data at your disposal.
good bye flash.
I wonder how slow that would have run in flash. Crazy awesome right there.
It bogged my machine down worse than any Flash site maxing my CPU and chewing up some serious memory. It also opened up like 7 tabs in my browser, most of which were empty, not cool. It was a really annoying web site as far as I'm concerned.
It doesn't open any empty tabs. Use a better browser (Chrome 5 or Safari 5 work fine).
I ran this in Safari 5 on an Early 2008 MBP (on battery power, no less) and managed to make it through the whole performance without my fans kicking on once. I can barely make it through the first few minutes of a show on hulu without hearing the whine of my fans.
So maybe it was some combination of your hardware/software?
More generally speaking, I think this was a fantastic display of what this technology is capable of. It was also exceptionally beautiful.
If it requires one of two browsers, which make up a small market share, then what is the point? I'd rather what people are doing that can be seen with any modern browser. Otherwise it's no different than all those sites that say "IE 6 is required to view this site" on them.
Totally crashed my Safari 5 on iMac late 2009 quad core. Any idea's why??
Didn't bog my machine down at all, but it did open the extra tabs. Then I noticed that the video was playing in one, then moved to another, and so on. I think it may have something to do with the "Force new windows to open in tabs" feature that I enabled.
BTW, I'm using Safari 5.0.1 on Mac OS X 10.6.4.
I'm trying it in Chrome now…
EDIT: Worked great in Chrome, probably would've worked fine in Safari if I hadn't enabled that hidden feature.
Yes i had to disable "Force new windows to open in tabs" as well to get the full effect. And mind guys this is a tech demo, they can't help that IE9 isn't out yet.
Very cool tech demo, on my 2008 macbook it was using up ~25% of one core which is amazing compared to flash.
It's a tech demo of what's possible with HTML5, that's the point. All browsers will eventually be able to play it but safari and chrome are currently the only ones compliant enough to play it correctly.
Brillliant tech demo, and a nice mellow tune to go with it.
I use Chrome everyday anyway, and it worked as flawlessly as it could on my 2.33 MBP.
Thanks for sharing babyjenniferLB
Tried it on Firefox and it works just not as fluid, so my recommendation stands to try this with Safari or Chrome.
This is the definition of Transmedia, or digital storytelling.
What an awesome concept! And I really like Arcade Fire!
This is awesome. One of the best things I've seen in a long time. Thanks for posting!
Now to find a use for it...
Same here on my old XP machine, Athon X2 with 2gb Ram. Pretty much crashed Chrome.
I do have a Vista machine and Windows 7 which can handle it.
"Please shut down other programs and close unnecessary browser tabs. "
--from the front page
Never had to do that on a Flash site.
(and in Safari 4 on in 10.4.8 it never, ever loads)
EDIT: finally loaded, but the flock of birds on the front page causes Safari to take 96%-99% of CPU. I see a lot of potential in HTML 5 (280slides.com is actually useful!), but I'll keep Flash, thank you (they aren't exclusive, ya know).
Agreed! it illustrates that any technology can be used badly.
(I can't help but think if a site exactly like that was done in Flash, people would hold it up as the epitome of everything that's wrong with Flash)
And to the point of it crashing your browser etc, it is very buggy and it even crashed my browser the first time but i expected that from a tech demo. It's like making a game without much prior knowledge of openGL and wondering why it is running so slow.
This ran beautifully on my aluminum MacBook. I was decoding a video at the time which made it even more impressive.
Exactly my point: Flash doesn't have a monopoly on developers who try to push too much data, build unintuitive interfaces, or stop to ask "even though i can do this, should I do this?"
i was using chrome and it opened a bunch of new windows, but it did clean them up
Pretty cool stuff. My MBP went up to 90 degrees watching it though
This is nothing to do with flash, if they wanted they could have used Flash video but that would have killed the performance even more.