The other day, I took it upon myself to write a browser-based Prezi-like app without using flash. Condition: It should run purely client-side.
It was also an experiment in evaluating whether the current APIs available in modern browsers are enough to handle the task. What follows is an account of what works, what doesn’t, and what could be done better.
SVG vs Canvas
When you’re building a rich graphics-intensive app like Prezi, you usually have two ways of rendering content: SVG and Canvas.
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