Did anyone see this?
May 20, 2000 10:54 AM   Subscribe

Did anyone see this? Very interesting indeed.
posted by Dean_Paxton (12 comments total)
The Society for Old and New Media is listed in a book I bought, Web Art, which lists a lot of really great web designers, including Entropy8, Frogdesign, Carlos Segura, and more... They're all really great.
posted by premiumpolar at 11:20 AM on May 20, 2000

Eww! That flash is horrible! I almost had a seisure trying to read what it was saying!
posted by deckard at 12:50 PM on May 20, 2000

Very posterlike. I thought it was neat and topical.
posted by dhartung at 3:07 PM on May 20, 2000

DEAR GOD, MY EYES.. seriously, that's really overdone. All the moving arrows make my head hurt (although lack of sleep could be contributing to that).
posted by zempf at 3:11 PM on May 20, 2000

I'd like to see a browser that dispensed Diet Pepsi. I would vote for that one.
posted by the webmistress at 5:57 PM on May 20, 2000

I don't know. I looked at the page that come up, shrugged my shoulders, and shut it down. What's up with those triangles? Was there some point to that site other then that wierd graphic?
posted by Calebos at 6:56 PM on May 20, 2000

They ought to put a warning on that site before they send somebody into a Grand Mal.
posted by lizardboy at 7:19 PM on May 20, 2000

C'mon, guys... it'd be nice if the frame rate was a little higher, but it was pretty, as commercial art goes. Not *everything* on the web has to be functional design, Jakob notwithstanding.

[ ducks; grabs hardhat ]
posted by baylink at 7:59 PM on May 20, 2000

This is why careful thought should be put into intros. With this one, it's a love/hate kind of thing. Either people loved or hated it. I think that most people didn't get past it and on to the rather excellent content and concepts. It's really a shame.
posted by Dean_Paxton at 10:40 AM on May 21, 2000

That's Mieke Gerritsen's work, by the looks of it. She's considered 'big 'n' innovative' here in Holland. She's also done xs4all.nl and she does tv stuff like Dutch Net 3's leaders and bumpers and what have you.
I think it's interesting in a graphical sense but ultimately noisy and irritating. My pants dropped when we got the sketches for Net 3's restyling when I was still working at VARA (one of the Net 3 partners).
She doesn't know (or didn't know, not sure if she's caught up) html or anything and faked it when she got a job as new media designer at VPRO (vpro.nl) I think it was, she told them she had a lot of experience - but she'd never touched a computer before.
All her early web design was single 300 k graphics.

posted by prolific at 6:38 AM on May 22, 2000

Oh... as for not getting past it... that whole scene, VPRO/de Waag, etc doesn't pretend to make tv/radio/web for the masses. (at least until recently) They like making very good, very arty programmes for a small 'left wing intellectual' audience.
This sometimes makes their stuff rather claustrophobic.
Dare I say 'cabal'....
posted by prolific at 6:40 AM on May 22, 2000

<snert> Arty, yeah, I suppose. In a sort of zen-meditation-mandala sort of way. Unfortunately the blue isn't a terribly unique blue, and the teeny image in the centre of the screen looks like an exact copy of IE's "unsupported plugin" icon... so the whole thing feels kind of derivative... </snert>

There should be a way to load a flash animation directly, without having to embed it in what is essentially an empty HTML page. That way folks (like me) who don't do Flash don't have to waste time on sites that don't have any visible content...

posted by Mars Saxman at 11:13 AM on May 22, 2000

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