Now browsers have audio. They have video. They even have WebGL and VR. And all those technologies work on mobile. The writing’s been on the wall for Flash for a while. Yet still, I’m sad to see it go. It was a brilliant crucible of creativity. A forge for many emerging artists in the field of creative coding, and many of the concepts from Flash and ActionScript were the proving grounds for their modern browser equivalents.
I’ll be looking back fondly on those years, rather than spitting on Flash’s grave. And as we see the last of the great browser plugins disappear* I hope you’ll join me in celebrating the creative culture that it nurtured.
Ever wanted to paint realistic-looking brushstrokes in your browser? You’re welcome.
An interesting look at what’s possible with WebGL these days. The graphics aren’t as detailed as they could be, but I suspect that’s more to make it run smoothly on lower end hardware than a limitation of the technology. More information in the source link below.
This is a really awesome use of
<canvas>, Web Audio, and other web standards to create a globe that you can rotate to hear a mixture of radio stations from the coordinates you’re looking at.