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.


WD TV Live Firmware update doesn’t fix thumbnail issue

In my last post, I wrote about how switching to a network mapped drive (pointing to a QNAP NAS) had revealed a thumbnail issue on my WD TV Live HD Media Player.

Firmware update 1.06.15 was released around the time I wrote the post. I checked on the update list; no thumbnail issue was mentioned. Despite there being no mention of it, I was still hopeful of a fix.

Network share thumbnails are still broken in the latest firmware update.