Chapter 14. Spry: Creating Interactive Web Pages
As a web designer, you can count on one thing: the Web will always be changing. Yesterday’s technology is yesterday’s news—remember Java applets, frames, and messages that scroll in your browser’s status bar (if you don’t, you’re lucky!)? You can see the most recent web design innovations on sites like Google Maps, Flickr, and Facebook, all of which offer a high degree of interactivity without resorting to multimedia plug-ins like Flash. Google Maps, for example, lets you zoom in, zoom out, and scroll across a map of the world without loading a new web page for each view. Many of the most cutting-edge websites look and act like the kinds of complex programs you use right on your desktop computer.
What is Spry?
You’ve already seen Spry in action ...