I’ve written a series of 10 articles on SMIL for both WebReview.com and WDVL.com over the last six months.

The links to these articles are under the “tutorials” pull down menu. SMIL was approved by the W3C in mid-June 1998. SMIL stands for Synchronized Multimedia Integration Language. It is an XML based language. Its simple tag structure resembles HTML, but it allows you to create presentations which are composed of different media types including Real Video, Real Audio, RealText (new), RealPix (new), AVI, WAV, AU and other media types. It includes timeline features as well as wipes and animation.