Fyrdility

by Alexis Deveria

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Operanoid Widget

Monday, December 17th, 2007


I’m happy to report that the Operanoid game is now also available as widget.

The gameplay is basically the same as for the DS version, except you use the mouse to move the paddle. The widget also features a minimize button and a spiffy logo. I know, just what you’ve been waiting for.

Enjoy!

Operanoid! An Arkanoid/Breakout game for the DS Browser

Wednesday, December 12th, 2007


A few months ago I learned about this excellent set of games created by rkm for the Nintendo DS browser.

Inspired by this, I thought I’d try my hand and at creating a game of my own for the system. Here, finally, is the result of that work. The game is fairly straightforward, move the paddle around to bounce back the ball, break all blocks to proceed to next level. Bonuses can fall and can be good or bad. Currently only four levels available, more (and further game improvements) may come later.

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SVG Image and Background Image Replacer

Thursday, November 29th, 2007

It’s here! A working version of the SVG image replacement script.

Purpose

This script substitutes specified images and background images with SVG images for web browsers that support them. This makes it perfect for anyone who would like to start using SVG for their site design, but wants to make sure it will look okay for browsers that do not yet support it.

Features

  • Future-proof – Checks for actual support, no browser sniffing
  • Unobtrusive – Only affects browsers with support, uses fallback content without support or if javascript is disabled
  • Simple to use – Just include one javascript file to your pages and use the appropriate image names
  • Small file – Only 1.8 KB!

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Web Standards, the real Flash killer

Friday, November 16th, 2007

There’s changes in the wind in the world of visual web technologies, and they show a beautiful future for what might soon (and to some degree now) be possible with the use of web standards.

Specifically, I’m talking about web alternatives to that ever popular Adobe Flash plug-in. Note that I won’t be talking about Microsoft’s Silverlight here, since it has many of the same shortcomings as Flash does.

There seem to be three major ways Flash is being used today: For online videos, as a web page interface, and for web-based games. Upcoming standards being developed and implemented for each of these uses.
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