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Saw this on Slashdot today -- give it a try, it's very cool. 100% HTML5/Javascript, no Flash!

http://dougx.net/plunder/plunder.html

Anybody have any other interesting examples?
 
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forgive my ignorance, but...it doesn't do anything for me. I see what looks like the menu screen for a game, but none of the buttons are enabled/do anything.

Do I need a newer browser? a plug-in? to not be behind my work's firewall?
 
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Not all browsers implement enough of HTML5 to make it work. It uses HTML5 Canvas and Audio objects, probably other stuff too. It works in recent versions of Firefox, Chrome, and Opera, but not in IE. If your firewall allows *.js files, that shouldn't be the problem.
 
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i'll try when I get home. I have a recent firefox 3.6.6 so that's not the issue.

I'm going to assume it's a firewall issue. I know they block some sites that use the word 'g a m e'. I've even seen specific threads here at the ranch be blocked when they are about such issues. that's one reason why I don't moderate the gaming forum anymore...could never access half the threads while at work.



 
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Very cool. Only partially works in latest Safari. Chrome on Mac runs it fine.
 
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That is impressive. The interesting question is when enough browsers will support it to make it a viable deployment choice for for-profit applications, through.
 
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I heard it is going to kill Silverlight, Flash, Java FX etc...
 
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No need to kill JavaFX - it's DOA.
 
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Ulf Dittmer wrote:No need to kill JavaFX - it's DOA.
Ouch! Dang, the truth hurts.
 
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Quake II GWT ported to HTML 5
 
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pacman in HTML 5.
 
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Y'all see Google's main home page today? Some fantastic HTML5 goodness, if your browser is up to it.
 
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Great! Works fluently on my browser (Opera 10.61)
 
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Y'all see Google's main home page today? Some fantastic HTML5 goodness, if your browser is up to it.

The bouncing balls you mean? Very nice indeed. Unfortunately, it's not based on HTML5 --> source: reddit

Someone ported it to HTML5, BTW.
http://rawkes.com/experiments/google-bouncing-balls-canvas/
 
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I can't find the original source, so right now it's "who do you believe" -- NPR said it was HTML5:

http://www.npr.org/blogs/alltechconsidered/2010/09/07/129695020/google-s-logo-turns-to-bouncing-balls-for-anniversary

Too bad if it wasn't, though.
 
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