flash meets 1940.
December 9, 2003 3:30 AM   Subscribe

Lana Landis... classy and amazing retro-looking vanity site. [note : flash, some cheesecake, sfw]
posted by crunchland (18 comments total)
Wow, that may be wafer-thin content wrapped in pain-stakingly crafted photoshop and flash work, but it's nice.

Damn nice, in fact.
posted by backOfYourMind at 3:57 AM on December 9, 2003

wafer-thin content
Well, what do you expect from a site like this? A study on molecular dynamics? The design is the content. And it is good.
posted by mkn at 5:16 AM on December 9, 2003

I know, I suppose I'm just trying to spike the guns of the 'it's flash, it's not W3C compliant, therefore it's poo" crowd.
posted by backOfYourMind at 5:25 AM on December 9, 2003

I thought it -- and she -- was pretty. The content was indeed wafer thin, though, but thankfully not the girl.

Yeah, it's not really "the web" if it's a big honkin binary lobbed at your browser, but that doesn't detract from the prettiness.
posted by majick at 5:32 AM on December 9, 2003

Nice find, crunchland! Another slice of retro-cheesecake, without the flash frosting? Yes, please.
posted by MrBaliHai at 5:41 AM on December 9, 2003

Oh yeah. Leapfrog likes the pinups. Yummy cheesecake.
(aside) a! captus sum, nec desinere intueri possum (Alas! I am captured, nor am I able to desist from gazing.)
vehor quasi in curru quadrigarum! (I am borne along as if by a four-horse chariot!)
posted by leapfrog at 6:14 AM on December 9, 2003

Absolutely splendid. I like this even more than the Coltrane link in the FPP above this one. Different purposes, different audiences.

Every site should have this high of an interest in aesthetics. Not the same, mind you, just a similar level. Things need not be complicated to be gorgeous.

I was so impressed I left feedback.
posted by Ynoxas at 7:17 AM on December 9, 2003

Yes i also left feedback, it was unbelievable from start to finish. Even if finishing took me 3 minutes.
posted by sourbrew at 7:19 AM on December 9, 2003

Hubba hubba!
posted by kirkaracha at 9:22 AM on December 9, 2003

wow -- the company that did her site does amazing work. I like their Christmas card.
posted by sodalinda at 9:25 AM on December 9, 2003

wow -- the company that did her site does amazing work. I like their Christmas card.

awww, i was all set to be impressed by the layout, but she didn't even build it herself...? if so, with no content (downloads or other user features, a journal, forums, sub-sites, etc) there's no reason for a return visit. bummer.
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posted by Dillenger69 at 10:13 AM on December 9, 2003

To many "Loading..." waits. I got bored and closed the window after a couple of clicks.

I am on a 2Mbps SDSL.
posted by meehawl at 1:21 PM on December 9, 2003

meehawl, each section of the site was pretty much instantaneous on my cable modem.
posted by dobbs at 1:45 PM on December 9, 2003

Also, better editing would have been nice. Missing commas, etc. Ah well.
posted by cortex at 3:45 PM on December 9, 2003

She's not as pretty at her day job (3rd pic)
posted by m@ at 4:46 PM on December 9, 2003

m@ -- yikes

Everyone else -- what was so wrong with just lettin' me pretend, 'eh? I thought as marginally lurid entertainment goes, it was marvelously done. Who the hell does pinups these days? Lotsa little cam girls WANT to be Bettie Page -- it would appear few actually decide that they want to be Lana Landis: Hollywood, CA instead.

Perhaps not perfect in all ways, but wonderful in small ways: the contact "telegram" used a consistent font, etc. A nice piece of design work. Nicely evocative.

Radio metaphor worked OK without audio, worked better with though I'd have some clear way of turning it O-F-F. I like AM as much as the next guy, but I'll sacrafice the metaphor for the sake of my mp3s, thanks.

Would have been interested to see what sort of mooch they've got down at the "shop". Hopefully nothing scandalous. I like to romantically entertain the idea that it would be something era-appropriate. Lollypops or hankies and playing cards or something. I dunno, what could you put pinups on? Lighters, maybe.

Something appropriately hep.
posted by Ogre Lawless at 12:41 AM on December 10, 2003

Duh, a calendar, of course.

posted by Ogre Lawless at 12:42 AM on December 10, 2003

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