The original site was supposed to feel like a live broadcast, hence no controls. With the slide out menu there’s a discrete place to put some controls so why not. The forward/rewind buttons jump 30 seconds and the skip buttons jump between acts.
I expanded the StageHand object to accept #plugins. It was necessary to place the #martian plants outside of the window stage. The original War of the Worlds Broadcast was supposed to have the martian plants wither and die before fading away. Using #CSS #filters the plants now turn grey before fading out.
When I created War of the Worlds Broadcast in 2012 it was meant to be a tech demo of #HTML5 multimedia. Web development has changed quite a bit and it’s time to recreate it as a modern tech demo. HTML5 media is commonplace now, but the process and approach of building it is much more… Read the full article