Now that the Web-standards bug has bitten Adobe Systems, the company is starting to produce some very interesting new technology.
The newest example, revealed at the Adobe Max show this week, are CSS shaders.
This newly proposed standard, developed in cooperation with CSS pioneers Opera and Apple, brings a common 3D graphics ability to the Cascading Style Sheets technology for controlling Web page formatting.
Shaders are small programs run by computers' graphics chips for games and other graphics-intensive applications. Shaders come in two varieties: vertex shaders, which control the geometry of the vertices used to construct the 3D surface meshes, … Read more