This is a QR code. A QR Code is a 2-dimensional barcode, which has encoded in it a URL (web address), text, or other information. It can be read by a QR code scanner, including QR scanner smartphone apps. Once you have an app installed on your smartphone, open the app and hold your phones camera over a QR code to read it. Most QR codes youll come across have a URL encoded, so chances are when you read the QR code it will take you to a web page.
Reviewed by members of Editorial board for inclusion in MERLOT.
Useful material in MERLOT
Click to get more information on the MERLOT Editors' Choice Award in a new window.
Click to get more information on the MERLOT Classics Award in a new window.
Click to get more information on the MERLOT JOLT Award in a new window.
Search all MERLOT
Click here to go to your profile
Click to expand login or register menu
Select to go to your workspace
Click here to go to your Dashboard Report
Click here to go to your Content Builder
Click here to log out
Please give at least one keyword of at least three characters for the search to work with. The more keywords you give, the better the search will work for you.
select OK to launch help window
You are now going to MERLOT Help. It will open in a new window
For optimal performance of MERLOT functionality, use IE 9 or higher, or Safari on mobile devices
This material is a tutorial on web animation. It has been developed by HowStuffWorks, a media company that provides information on how things work. The tutorial is organized as a hypertext document and covers Animated GIFs, Dynamic HTML, Java, Shockwave and Flash. An introduction to how all of these technologies work is provided,...
This material is a tutorial on web animation. It has been developed by HowStuffWorks, a media company that provides information on how things work. The tutorial is organized as a hypertext document and covers Animated GIFs, Dynamic HTML, Java, Shockwave and Flash. An introduction to how all of these technologies work is provided, along with their advantages and disadvantages.
I spent about 30 minutes going through the entire animation explanation. As it is a tutorial, not a simulation, there were no hands-on activities associated with it.
How Web Animation Works does a very good job of describing the various types of animation currently used on the web (including gif, DHTML, java applets, browser plug-ins, video, Flash and Shockwave) as well as a description of what's coming (3-D Graphics). It is written in easy-to-understand language, so novices have no trouble following along.
Although the audience has been listed as being college and professional, I think that anyone already familiar with web animation would find this introductory lesson a little too simple.
One thing that I didn't like was that the interface was very commercial. Although the document itself was plain text with appropriate graphics, along both sides of the browser window were colorful boxes full of blinking buttons and links to other sites. It didn't look very educationally professional.