Welcome back friends. This is the third season of You Are Here (with Safari on iPhone) and this series doesn’t look like it’s letting up any time soon. :)
Since our last installment in February 2010, it seems that the Google Maps API has shifted yet again and bricked our demo. No worries. Thanks to some great detective work by @Chris, we can get the old code up-and-running again by adding “optimized:false” to our Maps API Marker options. This will prevent Google from optimizing (encoding) the Marker image and allow the Marker to be rendered as an image tag as it did in our first demo. Therefore we can revert to our original CSS selector and call it a day.
But why leave it at that? Let’s take this to the next level and tweak that pulsating marker so it looks even more realistic.