Entries from October 2011

Adobe CSS Shaders will transform the web

October 7th, 2011 · Ric · No Comments

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Adobe have been doubling down on the open web since the world decided it no longer loved Flash. The above video shows a regular Google Map that has been transformed using CSS3 shaders, a new proposal from Adobe for adding rich visual effects to HTML pages. What’s clever is if your web browser doesn’t support these effects you’ll get a non-styled map, or if you’re browsing on a phone which has a low battery they could be disabled without effecting the core functionality or actual content. These shaders are a little way off yet as they need to go through the web’s usual standardisation process but it’s exciting to see the progress that is being made. You’ll also need an up-to-browser to view them i.e. not IE!



No CommentsTags: Science & Technology · Video · Web

Polar Ice Cubes

October 6th, 2011 · Paul · 1 Comment

When I first saw this I thought what a good idea. I soon realised the idea was much deeper.

Japanese artist Atsuhiro Hayashi created this ‘Polar Ice’ to show the real life situation faced by many arctic animals as the polar ice caps melt. The silicon cups can be bought from Monos.

1 CommentTags: Art · Design · Environmental · Food & Drink