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Through the Microscope updates

Created by Timothy Paustian on Dec 30, 2019, 9:06 PM

  An important feature of Through the Microscope is the animations that depict important processes. Often these are hard to portray in a static picture. There are dozens of animations throughout the book. Many of these were developed using Adobe Flash animations. While the technology was powerful for its time, Flash and Actionscript were insecure, buggy, resource-intensive, and propriatary. To their credit, Adobe provided useful tools to migrate Flash animations to html5, the standard in animations and much more for the web. All the animations in the textbook have now been migrated to html5 and javascript. Here are a few examples: