Non linear presentation based on open standards

If you’re like me you’re going to love Dizzy.js. Like many, I think that PowerPoint and all its clones are very poor tools to express ideas in a compelling ways. A very interesting alternative for me is Prezi, I have two main issues with it: it’s based on proprietary software by Adobe (Flash) and it’s proprietary software itself.

Enter dizzy.js, a Javascript library that enables you to create nonlinear presentations similiar to Prezi but storing data in the SVG-format with the navigation and animation is done via Javascript. Go have  a look at it: it’s good already and I can’t wait to use it.

via dizzy.js – nonlinear presenting.

Another standards war starring Microsoft

Microsoft and Mozilla have engaged a fight over the future of’  JavaScript (better called ECMAScript): Microsoft prefers to abandon it and start anew with another language based on its .NET script, while Mozilla prefers to evolve JS to a new version, ECMAScript4.

Leaving the technical details aside, I think once again that Microsoft needs to develop a different culture in the organization.’  Chris Wilson could even be technically right, but the perception out there is that Microsoft is a big evil company that wants to control the web with its own proprietary formats.’  History and experience of many developers provides plenty of evidence, so any suggestion from Microsoft is not judged easily on its merits but on (mostly bad) feelings it provokes.

Please smart guys@Microsoft, do something to develop a culture of collaboration between peers and eradicate this MS centric view.

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