How can I create interactive animations without Flash?
I have a client inquiring about the following image having the gears rotate constantly, and also have mouse over interaction shown by the one gear and text being darker.
How would one go about doing this without Flash?
I believe that could all be done with SVG SMIL animation. The immediate drawback to this is that it is not currently supported by any versions of Internet Explorer, so it's a rather impractical solution.
Here's a basic example of a rotating SVG image (borrowed from Wikipedia):