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Amazing Web App, but where's the Revenue?

Following on from recent discussions about Web Apps VS Desktop apps the following came as a bit of a revelation to me: http://www.pixlr.com/
I'm not affiliated in any way, but as a designer, this is certainly something I can use. I'm wondering if the donation model is actually a viable method of sustaining a site like this in the long term?
Andrew Gibson Send private email
Tuesday, September 15, 2009
 
 
That's a wicked app. I suspect it's to get the author contracting gigs. I mean that is a ridiculously snappy app.
Anonymoose Send private email
Tuesday, September 15, 2009
 
 
That is one hell of an impressive web app!
Bob Walsh Send private email
Tuesday, September 15, 2009
 
 
well Anonymouse, Bob, the photoshop copies movement is slowing down right now. there have been lots of them at some point.

i have known pixlr too. there was also one with vector images just like illustrator.

the problem with these applications is the memory usage and scalability. a true designer won't even bother...
victor a.k.a. python for ever Send private email
Tuesday, September 15, 2009
 
 
In high school I made a web application where the main thing was the use of DHTML that made the app snappy (I didn't know of AJAX, used some lame javascript tricks.) My teacher said that no one would ever use it in a real application.

Damn teachers, such a waste of space. I could have been the AJAX guy!
Anonymoose Send private email
Tuesday, September 15, 2009
 
 
@Anonymouse

check the javascript port of processing[1] done by creator of jquery John Resig.

javascript is catching up flash.

[1]: http://processingjs.org/
victor a.k.a. python for ever Send private email
Tuesday, September 15, 2009
 
 
Anonymoose: "I could have been the AJAX guy!"

I think a lot of us were using "AJAX" before Jesse James Garrett gave it that snappy name ;-)
Scorpio Send private email
Wednesday, September 16, 2009
 
 
Here is a rich web app done in javascript.

http://280slides.com/

Hard to believe this is javascript running in a browser.

Regarding the OP's link... When is flash going to support the scrollwheel on the mouse? And why does the scroll bars not work the same as "normal" or native scroll bars?
Jeffrey Hawkins Send private email
Wednesday, September 16, 2009
 
 
I can believe 80slides.com is AJAX-powered!
Edwin Send private email
Wednesday, September 16, 2009
 
 
That is a Flex app, not Javascript.  Right click on the editor and you'll get the Flash context menu.

Still nicely done though.
Doug Martin Send private email
Thursday, September 17, 2009
 
 

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