I will create an Ajax loading spinner in this example. Currently, lots of websites are designed for iphone, ipad and other android based tablets. Therefore, most of them avoid to using flash technology and start to use html5 instead. To improve the user experience, a loading spinner is necessary when there are some ajax calling.
There are several ways to create animation in HTML5 games. I am going to show you how to create HTML5 animation by CSS 3 in Chrome, Safari, Firefox and IE. To make the CSS animation, we need to get a sprite sheet animation png files, which you can:
We talked about creating sprite sheet from gif file last time. In this post, I will talk about how to create sprite sheet from flash. Compare with creating sprite sheet from gif file, exporting sprite sheet from Flash is much easier if you are using Flash cs6.
In the latest Flash CS6, there are two new features which is specially designed for HTML 5. You can check the HTML5 features in flash cs6 for details. Here, I am wanna talk about a very useful feature for HTML 5 games. Flash sprite sheet generation can export the MovieClip animation to sprite sheet in a second. Let’s see the flash animation first.
In the past 10 years, Gif and flash are the best format to show the animations on web. Gif can represent the simple animations with a very small size. Flash support more complicated animation with logic control. We can find hundreds of thousands of animation resources in these two file formats on the internet. However, the web technologies keep changing from time to time. The old web technology standards can not meet the current needs of our daily internet activities. HTML 5 was standardized in 1997 but it got focused till Google engaged in web browser development and Apple iPhone, iPad took the browser market share.