A quick idea

Nicu Buculei nicu_fedora at nicubunu.ro
Mon May 22 12:24:02 UTC 2006

seawolf wrote:
> Good points, another format could be used.
> A HTML version is my preferred one out of those, the transitions etc.
> would not really be essential whereas the interactivity is (IMHO).
> Much the same in Knoppix etc.

SVG can be used *exactly* in the same manner as HTML, with the advantage 
of a much easier to create layout, see the following example with 
Firefox 1.5+ or Seamonkey 1.0+:

With some Javascript added manually, it can behave very much like Flash 
(rollovers for example) .

> So, is the general consensus a good one?
> As I said before, I thought it would be a nice touch.
> On 22/05/06, Nicu Buculei <nicu_fedora at nicubunu.ro> wrote:
>> seawolf wrote:
>> > Damn.
>> >
>> > Thought cos of Gnash, it'd be ok to use.
>> >
>> > Cheers anyways.
>> Unfortunately, there is no tool to create or play animated SVG (Inkscape
>> has this on the roadmap, but not in the near future), otherwise SVG
>> would be ideal for the task.
>> Another alternative could be to create the introduction in something
>> like OOo Impress, export as PDF and play it in the default PDF viewer
>> (this way you can have animated transitions between frames).
>> And why not use just HTML/CSS/nice graphics/a bit of JavaScript? Or
>> maybe for smoother graphics, static SVG with working hyperlinks, viewed
>> in the default browser.

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