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Old 09-22-2010, 08:27 AM   #1
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Default Absolutely amazing site

You need Chrome or the very latest Firefox to run this (best on Chrome) and a fast machine. It is a site built using HTML 5 which is a brilliant demonstration of the power heading our way!

Open Chrome full screen, turn the speakers on and go to http://www.thewildernessdowntown.com - enter your town and let it do its thing. Make sure you write something in the postcard box which appears about half way through.


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Old 09-22-2010, 12:41 PM   #2
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Like the sound track a lot. The rest is very clever too. By the time HTML 5 (and it's XHTML companion) finally is a 'standard' us normal people might have figured out how to do any of those things.

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Old 09-23-2010, 12:31 AM   #3
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Seems to work fine in Safari as well.


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Old 09-23-2010, 05:36 AM   #4
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Hmm: apart from the soundtrack, my old-ish laptop couldn't take the strain, obviously. I typed Romford in (it didn't know Goodmayes) and got a greyed out screen, so perhaps that is a reflection of how dull the place is?

But at least I got to listen to Arcade Fire

Seriously, I am sure the power of HTML5 will be great for some people - but we are already finding the 'all new improved' BBC site half-unusable over our weedy ADSL connection - if this is the future of the web, it will leave some of us wallowing in the dark.

Next time I fire up the desktop, I'll prepare to be amazed (or disappointed, if bandwidth rather than processor power is the problem).
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Old 09-23-2010, 10:40 AM   #5
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If you don't see a prompt to enter your home town almost immediately, it's not working. Tried on an older version of Opera and never got the prompt, just a foreverspinner until I closed the page. Chrome worked nicely on a so-so-spec desktop and I"m waiting for Opera 10.62 (brags about its HTML5) to have a go with it on a quicker machine (albeit one that's also hauling Vista around)

While we wait ... did anyone notice that the flocks of birds are mouse-averse?

Seems to be stuck at the 50% mark. O. Well. I'll let it fish a while longer, see if it catches anything.

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Old 09-23-2010, 05:15 PM   #6
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Same here. Works fine on Safari 5.0.2, on a first-generation MacBook Pro, though it does get the fan spinning. And it throws windows up on both of my screens. Cool.


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