Via Charles Arthur, some ex-Apple employees have released a Beta version of 280slides. Presentation editor (and presumably viewer) that works in modern browsers. Powered underneath by "Objective-J" which apparently translates down into JavaScript and uses Canvas, SVG or Flash as needed.

Since I've never used the KeyNote app in MacOS, or even Google Presentations, someone will have to give me the skinny on how this stacks up. But it looks nice! Even in Firefox 2 on my 8-year-old Ubuntu machine, the performance is acceptable. I should try it on my Macbook Pro. Check it out.

§467 · June 5, 2008 · QuickLinks, Software, SVG, Technology, Web · Comments Off on 280Slides – Presentation Software in a Browser · Tags: , ,

As per these requests I made a screencast of running the SVG video demos on Opera 9.5. My apologies for the crappy video - it's only my second attempt. Also, I should stress that the framerate of the video on Opera is perfect (any jitteriness is the screencast's fault, not Opera's).

§408 · November 9, 2007 · Opera, QuickLinks, Software, SVG, Technology, Video, Web · 3 comments ·

Here are a few links to keep you busy:

  • There appears to be a formal agreement established between Microsoft and Novell to develop and support the Linux-based version of Microsoft's Silverlight, called Moonlight.
  • Speaking of Microsoft, Alex Russell of Dojo speaks of how poorly the Microsoft IE team has communicated future plans. I agree. It's not a way to build trust among web developers who you've pissed off for so long. Where's the news on the next version of IE after 7?
  • Speaking of web browsers, Apple announced the iPodTouch, which will soon put WiFi web browsing capabilities (via Safari) into the hands of many a music geek. Couple that with the iPhone now selling for $200 less and I believe that Safari is soon going to be one of the most widely used browsers out there in the Mobile Web, competing head-to-head with the Opera Mini. When Safari 3 gets out of Beta and is distributed to its millions of users, we'll suddenly see a huge increase in the number of users that can view SVG.
  • Speaking of Opera, I mentioned yesterday that Opera 9.5 Alpha 1 was out. Here are some interesting performance results, though Mozilla evangelist Asa Dotzler is quick to point out that Opera still lacks an auto-update feature.

That's it for now.

§393 · September 6, 2007 · Linux, Microsoft, Opera, QuickLinks, Safari, Software, SVG, Technology, Web · 2 comments ·

To supplement all the iPhone buzz, I thought I'd throw up a few totally unrelated links/stories I found in my feed aggregator to make you a well-rounded geek. Read the rest of this entry ...

§384 · June 29, 2007 · C++, Google, Microsoft, QuickLinks, Software, Technology, Web · Comments Off on Feed Sweep ·

The disappointing season finale of Heroes has made me even more hopeful for the 2 hour Lost season finale tonight, got to try and lower my expectations so I don't get crushed... Meanwhile, Jess posted this link to an absolutely hilarious visual recap of Lost Season 3 (best viewed if you already know what happened this season).

§375 · May 23, 2007 · Entertainment, Lost, QuickLinks, Television · Comments Off on Have (Not) Lost Anticipation ·