spin.js

Say goodbye to ajaxload, and say a big hello to spin.js.

Check out these features:

  • No images, no external CSS
  • No dependencies (jQuery is supported, but not required)
  • Highly configurable
  • Resolution independent
  • Uses VML as fallback in old IEs
  • Uses @keyframe animations, falling back to setTimeout()
  • Works in all major browsers, including IE6
  • MIT License
Here’s one I made earlier. And very nice it is too.

No Flash player in Metro IE

Microsoft IE lead Dean Hachamovitch:

Running Metro style IE plug-in free improves battery life as well as security, reliability, and privacy for consumers. Plug-ins were important early on in the web’s history. But the web has come a long way since then with HTML5. Providing compatibility with legacy plug-in technologies would detract from, rather than improve, the consumer experience of browsing in the Metro style UI.

No Flash then.