With a beautiful sunset after a wonderfully sunny day here on Vashon, it seems appropriate that I've just deployed a bunch of player appearance updates based on the aesthetic input from my two daughters–with a special "thank you!" to my older daughter, who really seems to have a feel for this sort of thing.

All of my graphics are based on SVG ("Scalable Vector Graphics"), which means they look perfect no matter how large or small your screen. The "Ready to Play" button also uses SMIL ("Synchronised Multimedia Integration Language", ouch) to do that pretty fade-in of the background gradient.

The more I use SVG, the more I appreciate what a brilliant technology it is. I neven use it for my promo material, with Inkscape turning it into PNG graphic files when needed.