. Hike the Swiss Alps but don't bother getting out of your chair. Site is in German, but easy to navigate.
scours the net for platform independent apps that help sharing and engaging with information. They look at OSX, Windows, Linux, iPhone, Web Apps, Flash, Physical Interfaces, Max MSP development, Processing and others. [more inside]
is a fancy new online word processor by Adobe. (flash based)
is like AskMe, but only for the question, "Hey guys, what is this song?"
is a mosaic generator powered by the Web. Feed it a word and watch it create related mosaics in front of your very eyes. Requires Flash. [MI]
The Modern Compendium of Miniature Automata
- Discover, identify and create your own Steam Age nanobot. Requires Flash. [MI]
- Collective sketching of the collective consciousness. Requires Flash. [MI]
is a global youth arts initiative (under 25s) that develops and profiles artists and their work across television, radio, in print and online. Requires Flash. [MI]
First National Lampoon
does a "parody" of the bumps on Cartoon Network
's popular Adult Swim
programming block. Then G4's Attack of the Show responded
(and the editor of the Lampoon's site responds in the comments -- look for posts by JayPink), and then Adult Swim themselves
did on Sunday (Flash re-creation of the aired bump). Main link NSFW/those with a sense of humor
is an interactive art interface in which the personal data provided by viewers is translated into a Piet Mondrian
Here's an example image.
Related: Rhizome.org: myData=myMondrian
A Flash usability white paper
that says Flash can improve the usability of a web site.
"When executed correctly, with attention paid to the needs and wants of users, Macromedia Flash content can actually improve the user experience on any Web site."
Can Flash be saved if developers start thinking about usability? Is this going to impact Jakob Nielsen's 99% figure?
This by far
is the all-time worst use of flash ever. Boring, long, and utterly unimportant. It blows -- the competition away!
A good Flash intro?
Other than what the company is about, i was impressed with the Flash intro, especially the music which goes with it.
Bake Cookies for your Visitors with Flash.
Another spot on editorial from the folks at Flazoom.com. You know, if Flash developers would practice what Flazoom has been preaching for the past few months, my IT department would never have banned SWF files from our firewall. Gahh...
I'm a sucker for gee-whiz web browser tricks.
This site isn't that bad, you can close your browser window after it starts racing around the screen, or just alt-F4, or command-q to kill your browser. A cooler use of browser-movement trickery is this flash site
, notice how their banner slams into place, jarring the browser.