links for 2009-09-26

  • In my previous post, Firefox Native Content Aware Image Resizing, I introduced a pure JavaScript implementation of the famous Content Aware Image Resizing algorithm also known as Liquid Rescale. I explained the idea and the possible future of this implementation.

    Since then, I have had some precious feedbacks from Paul Rouget and Tristan Nitot. They suggested to make the demo a little bit more interactive. Paul gave me some guidelines to improve the overall performance and I tried to follow his advices.

  • The Burst Engine is an OpenSource vector animation engine for the HTML5 Canvas Element. Burst provides similar web functionality to Flash and contains a layer based animation system like After Effects. Burst uses a very light-weight JavaScript frame, meaning your animations will download un-noticeably quick and can be controlled using very simple JavaScript methods. For example: the [-] logo above is a Burst animation attached to a mouseOver event using the following code…
  • Background images make pages look good, but also make them slower. Each background image is an extra HTTP request. There's a fix: combine background images into a CSS sprite. But creating sprites is hard, requiring arcane knowledge and lots of trial and error. SpriteMe removes the hassles with the click of a button.