Showing posts from July, 2011

Pandora Moves to HTML5

I love new things just as much as the next person. So I have to admit that I was intrigued when I saw the little banner above pop up above the normal Pandora music player in my browser. I clicked on the link to change to the new Pandora layout and was immediately greated with a splash screen, styled similarly to the Pandora mobile apps. I was immediatly struck by the better use of space that the new Pandora had, and how it seemed somehow more responsive. Everything seemed to be rendering so much better/faster with this new version, and it just seemed to integrate better with the browser. I was able to resize the player, and it made much better use of the page space than the previous version did. After playing with the new interface for a bit, I had a suspicion that this might not even be a Flash app anymore. Sure enough, the task list in Google Chrome showed that the Flash Plugin wasn't running! After discovering this, I had to compare the old player vs. the new player in term