Saturday, July 22nd, 2006
JSSoundKit is wraps the Flash Sound object, making it easy to incorporate sound into your Ajax apps. Really easy, in fact:
- var mysound = new Sound();
- mysound.loadSound("http://www.archive.org/download/Behind/SyncFilmicoBehind.mp3", true);
Sound is a great example of using Flash to achieve progressive enhancement – enhance the experience in those browsers that support the functionality and degrade gracefully for those that don’t … sound is often a nice-to-have rather than a necessity (unless you’re building an MP3 player of course!).
We’ve seen a number of comms libraries that wrap Flash in similar vein, for comms, local storage, etc. As most web developers remain Flash-illiterate, it’s great to see these capabilities unlocked for the masses. If we want, we can build standard web UIs, and pull in Flash for specialized, typically non-presentational, functionality.
Posted by Michael Mahemoff at 4:14 am