Designing Web Animation by Peter Chen, David Miller, Paul Van Eyk, William E. Weinman,

By Peter Chen, David Miller, Paul Van Eyk, William E. Weinman, Nicola Brown

This booklet is an academic designed to stroll the developer via diversified ideas for growing internet animation. every one part covers a strategy that may be used to reinforce any internet site.
-- comprises step by step examples of animation concepts that require very little programming
-- each one bankruptcy is written by means of an chief in animation technology
-- CD-ROM contains GIF89A conversion software program, Server-Push scripts in Perl and C++, Client-Pull HTML samples, Afterburner for Director, and 10 pattern animation's

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GIF and JPEG are the two most commonly used graphics file formats on the World Wide Web, and they play a significant role in designing and animating Web pages. 49 50 by Nicola Brown Designing Web Animation Author Biography Nicola Brown’s career thus far has been, by necessity, rather short. She spent four years hard labor completing a Bachelor of Science with Honors in Computer Science at Monash University in Melbourne, Australia before entering the Big Bad World. Currently, Nicola is employed at Sausage Software as a Java programmer, although she started her term there as technical support, wearing her fingers to the bone answering all the e-mail sales and support inquiries.

Which technique works for you depends on your server, your network connectivity, the design goals and purposes of your Web site, the availability of tools, your user profile, and the availability of viewers. Also, be aware that this will all be changing in the next year. Faster Internet access will make multimedia content more practical. Probably the most talked about Web innovation has been the cross-platform Java programming language. Java multimedia extensions from Sun, Macromedia, and Silicon Graphics, Apple Computer’s QuickTime Media Layer and QuickTime extensions to Java, and Adobe System’s Bravo imaging engine for Java, had just been announced at the time of this writing.

P3v7nhb4 Designing Web Animation #647-6 dc 7-17-96 CH 01 LP#4 Chapter 1 Principles of Animation in a Nutshell 33 These extensions to Java promise the capability to embed “mini-viewers” with downloadable multimedia objects, removing the need for plug-ins or explicit browser support to view your content. Similar features will be present in Microsoft’s OLE/ActiveX controls. How all this will play out remains to be seen. In the meantime, this book will provide you with a rich tool kit that you can use to add animations to your Web sites today.

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