Anna Shipman : JFDI

Preparation Begins for the JavaScript Talk...

18 December 2011

As part of preparing the proposal for the JavaScript visualisations talk, I had a coffee with Ian Alderson. He did an excellent talk at SPA2011, along with Adam Iley, on HTML5. The presentation is still available online (using HTML5 for the slides!) here, I really recommend you check it out.

Although Ian doesn't have time to co-pilot on the talk, he very generously gave up his time to give me some advice. Notes below. The first suggestion of his that I plan to follow is a comparison between SVG and Canvas – as he pointed out, all JS visualisation libraries will be based on one or the other, so that will definitely be a factor in what library to choose. It's not the case that one is just better than the other – both have strengths and weaknesses. Watch this space for more on this topic...

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