Join 3,558 readers in helping fund MetaFilter (Hide)


CIRCORIPOPOLO GOES AIRTISTIQUE
November 16, 2006 3:52 PM   Subscribe

WARNING: They will resize your browser. (Clever HTML/Javascript. Firefox recommended)
posted by lemonfridge (64 comments total) 14 users marked this as a favorite

 
I like it when I click on a link expecting it to be annoying, but it ends up being pretty damn clever.
posted by item at 3:58 PM on November 16, 2006


Very neat.
posted by PhatLobley at 4:00 PM on November 16, 2006


agreed item
posted by CaptMcalister at 4:01 PM on November 16, 2006


I'd like them to run around my desktop and look for files when I use my "search" function, too.
posted by redsparkler at 4:03 PM on November 16, 2006


Nope, didn't resize browser in Safari or FF.
posted by dobbs at 4:04 PM on November 16, 2006


Worked fine here. FF v1.5 on Ubuntu.
posted by Kickstart70 at 4:05 PM on November 16, 2006


Firefox 1.5 perfectly fine on Windows. Very cool.
posted by Cyclopsis Raptor at 4:06 PM on November 16, 2006


FF2.0 on OS X. Works for me.
posted by nathancaswell at 4:10 PM on November 16, 2006


I hate when sites resize the browser window (does this even make sense with a tabbed browser?).

But that was pretty damn cool.
posted by null terminated at 4:10 PM on November 16, 2006


Loved it, although a loading screen wouldn't have hurt.
posted by Serial Killer Slumber Party at 4:11 PM on November 16, 2006


Nope, didn't resize browser in Safari or FF.
posted by dobbs at 4:04 PM PST


In this (rare) case, it's your loss.
posted by vacapinta at 4:11 PM on November 16, 2006


Is is spoze to leave my window smallish? Mac, FF.
posted by The Deej at 4:15 PM on November 16, 2006


I don't get it, was this supposed to actually resize the browser? I'm using FF2.0 on XP and it just loaded a small Flash video in a normal, maximised window for me. Maybe because I use FlashBlock?
posted by EndsOfInvention at 4:17 PM on November 16, 2006


for firefox: Edit->Preferences->Content, click on the Advanced... button next to Enable JavaScript If you enable Move or resize existing windows, it should work. Personally, I would recommend keeping everything in there disabled.

pretty clever. perhaps the only good reason i've found to enable that option, however briefly :)
posted by christy at 4:17 PM on November 16, 2006


If you have noscript you have to temporarily allow javascript.
posted by advil at 4:19 PM on November 16, 2006


I've been on the web a dozen or so years now, and this is the first time a site resized my browser and it didn't annoy the hell out of me by doing so.

/browser resize, worst browser feature EVER!
posted by inthe80s at 4:21 PM on November 16, 2006


Neato. Coolo. Likeo.
posted by forwebsites at 4:32 PM on November 16, 2006


Very neat.
posted by brundlefly at 4:43 PM on November 16, 2006


Listen to them, they're dying, R2. Curse my metal body. I wasn't fast enough. It's all my fault. My poor master.
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 4:48 PM on November 16, 2006


cool
posted by chunking express at 4:54 PM on November 16, 2006


I keep trying to squish them but it doesn't work.
posted by snsranch at 4:55 PM on November 16, 2006 [1 favorite]


Mwahaha. Groovy.
posted by Schlimmbesserung at 4:55 PM on November 16, 2006


I've been on the web a dozen or so years now, and this is the first time a site resized my browser and it didn't annoy the hell out of me by doing so.

Ditto. And neato to boot.
posted by MarvinTheCat at 4:57 PM on November 16, 2006


So what am I missing here? I just get a black window with a black flash box in the middle that take a minute to load and then does nothing.
posted by octothorpe at 4:59 PM on November 16, 2006


Very, very clever. Love it.
posted by dbiedny at 5:01 PM on November 16, 2006


heh.
posted by stackmonster at 5:03 PM on November 16, 2006


very nice and yeah make sure the noscript FF ext. is off for that site.
posted by Skygazer at 5:03 PM on November 16, 2006


octothorpe, the window resizes and moves around in sync with the actions. If you're using Firefox, you need to follow christy's directions (except, in my FF it's Tools > Options > Content, click on the Advanced...)

&, if you're running anything like NoScript, you may have to allow the site.

I'm not sure it's really worth all that work. It's cute...but...
posted by taosbat at 5:10 PM on November 16, 2006


Rad
posted by eyeballkid at 5:12 PM on November 16, 2006 [1 favorite]


Whoa.
posted by tkchrist at 5:16 PM on November 16, 2006


Hm. They resized it so much that every time I open it I have to maximize it. It was cool, but now it's just annoying.
posted by WaterSprite at 5:21 PM on November 16, 2006


Cowabunga.
posted by fire&wings at 5:22 PM on November 16, 2006


worked in my safari. cool.
posted by phaedon at 5:25 PM on November 16, 2006


Hilarious.
Excellent.
posted by bru at 5:28 PM on November 16, 2006


Hmm. That was actually worth it, although I remember now why I usually keep all that javascript stuff turned off.
posted by octothorpe at 5:36 PM on November 16, 2006


I once posted something similar (but simpler).
posted by kirkaracha at 5:38 PM on November 16, 2006


Yes, agreed, this was very, very good.
posted by Effigy2000 at 5:51 PM on November 16, 2006


Fun!
posted by languagehat at 6:03 PM on November 16, 2006


heh, that was pretty cool. I'll be turning off that javascript again now.
posted by bob sarabia at 6:06 PM on November 16, 2006


That was pretty slick. But I'm going to hold out for version 2.0 where they react to me resizing my own browser. I will crush those little dudes.
posted by quin at 6:17 PM on November 16, 2006


Very amusing, thanks.
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane at 6:20 PM on November 16, 2006


Har!
posted by diddlegnome at 6:24 PM on November 16, 2006


Vaudeville + Javascript = web 1872.0?
posted by tehloki at 6:32 PM on November 16, 2006


Brilliant.
posted by jack_mo at 6:54 PM on November 16, 2006


Simply delightful.
posted by Ynoxas at 6:56 PM on November 16, 2006


works here (safari).

wish they'd gone even further with the browser, but fun stuff.
posted by fisherKing at 6:57 PM on November 16, 2006


Cool
posted by aerotive at 7:06 PM on November 16, 2006


Very clever.
posted by kosher_jenny at 7:36 PM on November 16, 2006


Good use of the medium. A+
posted by Vindaloo at 8:26 PM on November 16, 2006


Great! Made my hour.
posted by BlackLeotardFront at 8:39 PM on November 16, 2006


Yep, still annoying.
posted by odinsdream at 8:43 PM on November 16, 2006


Just some dudes doing wacky stuff in the middle of my screen (in Opera). No resizage.
posted by beth at 9:37 PM on November 16, 2006


I have to agree with all the raves - that was far cooler than anything you could through under the Web 2.0 banner. Talk about thinking (and stretching!) outside the box!
posted by rmm at 9:44 PM on November 16, 2006


That was awesome! Makes me realize that I do miss out on cool stuff when I skip reading the Blue for a few days.
posted by Iamtherealme at 11:28 PM on November 16, 2006


Wow, a post that really was the 'best of the web'.
posted by PeterMcDermott at 12:23 AM on November 17, 2006


I'm using BrowserName v.#.#.##, in an operating system on my computer. An vague and useless generalization of my experience that describes nothing in particular. No useful commentary or feedback.
posted by blasdelf at 1:29 AM on November 17, 2006


Wonderful!
posted by soundofsuburbia at 3:00 AM on November 17, 2006


browser resizing and mimes: two bad tastes that taste great together.
posted by dodgygeezer at 3:17 AM on November 17, 2006 [1 favorite]


Agreed, dodgygeezer, definately greater than the sum of its parts.
posted by Shave at 5:06 AM on November 17, 2006


Offline due to bandwidth problems. O NOS! :(
posted by sidereal at 7:28 AM on November 17, 2006


We killed it! Bastards!
posted by bashos_frog at 8:02 AM on November 17, 2006


Busted! Why do you always have to break things right before I get here?!?!
posted by arcticwoman at 9:24 AM on November 17, 2006


D'oh...anyone save it? Or got a mirror? I missed it too :(
posted by jckll at 2:36 PM on November 17, 2006


Eek! I broked them!
posted by lemonfridge at 3:55 PM on November 17, 2006


« Older Not just for longevists anymore....  |  121 years ago today Louis Riel... Newer »


This thread has been archived and is closed to new comments