> This situation seems to roughly parallel one of the issues that first
> arose with Java as a server-side web language: how to get applets
> to look snazzy in any browser. The most honest assessment at the
> time was that applets were unlikely to ever match handcrafted
> application GUIs.
Let the truth be told - java sucks as a GUI / front-end platform.
As much as I like and use java, most applications & games would be better
written and displayed with an embedded swf player (flash 5). Flash 5 now:
Ok not as nice as java, but flexible enough
* concise visual layout / description
read small footprint & fast downloads. Nothing java can do here
* many designers who can build in this medium
Who wants to hand code animations, anti-aliasing, scaling, rendering,
The downside is:
* slightly less flexibility & uglier code (potentially)
As you know a number of manufacturers (such as nokia) are starting to
produce phones with embedded swf players. This is where the future lies
E-Publishing Group K.K.
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Received on Tue Dec 19 03:45:16 2000