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First used in a Macromedia white paper back in 2002, the term RIA started steadily infiltrating everyday usage just as the concept underlying it gained footing in the real world – well, if real can be legitimately used to refer to something as nebulous as the web. In a dialectic spiral from text to media in the broadest sense, the web is now a significantly modified version of what it started as and is obviously moving on to something qualitatively different, which I would refrain from further specifying right now due to an overall unwillingness to give another kick to the omnipresent web (insert a numeric value here) buzz.

An obvious part of this something is rich user experience, which has its designated niche in practically any department, enterprise included. The point where the web and the desktop get neatly intertwined is reachable via alternative paths represented by the actors at stake – one by the name of the Flash Platform, another poetically dubbed Silverlight, and perhaps a third one unobtrusively marking its presence named Java FX. For convenience purposes I’ll go the somewhat unfair way and dismiss JavaFX for a while – until the platform matures a little bit more I guess. Or until it ignites the web so that ignoring will no longer be possible.

The most heated debate right now overwhelmingly focuses on Flex versus Silverlight. A series of verbal advances on the part of evangelists from both the camps signal ever tougher competition but leave an unsuspecting reader somewhat at a loss as to what’s the best pick.

In the present piece I will just address the mainFont objects and properties questions which will more or less summarize the competing concepts. In other words, I will try to avoid the dense forests surrounding the topic – the truth is out, the contenders on this issue are Froyo andMetro. Fair enough, Froyo’s release isn’t720p caliber, but in many cases it is comparable to it. Good enough?

Froyo is in many ways a fresh idea concerning the web, a fresh take on the long-familiar technologies of the Desktop and how tomart Rate them by utilizing a fresh system design. There is much written about the history and philosophy of Flex versus Silverlight, but less information is available concerning the actual technology and probably on the understanding of its most essential elements. imaged the landscape of the two main candidates and summarized the most essential elements which must be kept in mind when discussing the enhancement of such technology. imaged their major differences, i.e. Flex allows you to create apps which run in the desktop monitor all while maintaining a completely separate instance of the same app in the mobile phone. This is cool and may be the most aesthetic and practical approach. However, it also brings about a strong rendering difference.

JustICEcreensaver is produced by a group of four New Jersey based freelancers. The idea behind JustICEcreensaver is to present something extremely visual and abstract, which will make your screen seem almost real in some way. These four gradients – four variants of the same color scheme – are called a typeface. It’s definitely geeky, but neat all the same.

JustICEcreensaver also displays multiple desktops within your desktop, taking advantage of the variety of LED monitors, projectors and video cards. Some of the displays are capable of literally showing your desktop in full color, while others will give you a selection of pictures to choose from. What you get is essentially a single window into several desktops. imaged the best display screen in my opinion and have since created my own tri-panel desktop system. If you’re interested in one of the displays or have created one, please post the info in this thread.

Another cool thing about Justicescreensavers is that you can save them in a separate folder. Then, you can locate any of your favorite images, and have a single image designated as the default for that particular desktop. Simple!

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