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Backbase 4 RIA Development by Sergey Ilinsky, Ghica van Emde Boas

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Animating the UI

To spice up the look of your website, it can be functional to include some animation into your UI.

SMIL animation

Support for SMIL is built-in the Backbase core framework.

Synchronized Multimedia Integration Language (SMIL, pronounced "smile") version 2.1 is an XML-based language that allows interactive multimedia presentations. Using SMIL, you can describe the temporal behavior of a presentation, associate links with media objects, and describe the presentation layout. You can apply SMIL elements to widgets (such as XHTML or BTL elements) to add rich animation functionality.

Note

You can find more information and the complete SMIL specification at: http://www.w3.org/TR/SMIL2/.

Support for SMIL is built into the core, and while you ...

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