If you didn’t already know, I’ve been working on a printed version of “A Book About Hype”. Since the book is to be printed, I’ll probably just post the templates on my website. I might start as soon as this Tuesday, making new templates available before you can buy the book.
I just realized that this could be a nice Christmas Eve gift to the community, so I’ll try to get the first template online this week. The “Origin” template is just a simple project, nothing too fancy. It’s the thought that counts.
Meanwhile, I’ve been trying to figure out the purpose of the “Use low latency Web Audio API” setting.
I’m not sure what’s it for… uncheck to enable crappy audio?!
While experimenting with this feature, I realized something. “Hey, I can fix the ‘Coconut’ template!” Previously, the sound effect would lag. It didn’t sync with the coconut animation. The “low latency” option is great! Although, since modern web design/development is becoming a series of rules about things you can’t do, one doesn’t simply play audio on the Internet.
You need a chaser!
(I don’t drink, but it really is a great name for the effect.)
I added a dropping sound effect once the “drop coconut” button is pressed. The user interaction unlocks the ability to play audio. Now it should work in modern web browsers. With over 2,000 downloads, it’s the most downloaded template of the bunch. I’m surprised too, as I didn’t put that much effort into it. HA HA. Hard work is not directly proportional to success. Regardless, I felt that such a popular template should be respected. So, I fixed it. Enjoy!