Linked by mrhasbean on Thu 3rd Jun 2010 10:04 UTC
Internet & Networking Unless you've been under a rock, you're probably familiar with the fact that Flash doesn't run on any mobile Apple device. Moreover, it looks like Apple is never going to let Flash onto the iPhone/iPod/iPad empire. Rather than just whinge about the fact, the ad network company RevShock decided to do something about it by creating Smokescreen, an open source product that converts Flash to HTML5 & Javascript. While mainly designed for ads, and still very much in the testing stages, the demos certainly look very promising, and it ticks all the boxes for those who want everything to be open and free.
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Einlander
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2009-07-08

I'm not knowledgeable with noscript and adblock since i dont use firefox, but even though its in an html canvas element, I don't think that the plugins would indescriminatly remove all canvas elements. The only thing I can see is it sniffing the javascript and not letting it run if it finds a url to a known ad server.

Someone please enlighten me as i am not a web developer.

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Bill Shooter of Bul Member since:
2006-07-14

Both adblocker + element hider can be configured to block any element or category of element. You can block any divs from cnn.com that have the class that begins with "ad". They are very configurable and flexible. If you don't understand Html, css, or javascript very well, just consider them to be a magician's tools: they do amazing things in the right hands.

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