April 20, 2004 8:48 PM   Subscribe

Kampung: 60 photographs of Singapore architecture.
posted by sgt.serenity (10 comments total)
very nicely done--thanks sgt
posted by amberglow at 9:27 PM on April 20, 2004

I dig the audio commentary idea-- it's a little rough but the concept is cool.
posted by gwint at 9:55 PM on April 20, 2004

Thanks for the link!
posted by tomplus2 at 10:23 PM on April 20, 2004

posted by Gyan at 2:50 AM on April 21, 2004

Nice site.
posted by hama7 at 10:00 AM on April 21, 2004


I dont understand why anyone points that out.
posted by Satapher at 2:50 PM on April 21, 2004

maybe some people still don't have the plugin loaded?
posted by amberglow at 3:47 PM on April 21, 2004

>> [Flash]

> I dont understand why anyone points that out.

It's a bit of a mystery to me too, why I would care about the format of the information the link is pointing to. But it in practice it's undeniable that I do. I also care (and am excessively disappointed) if a URL turns out to be PDF.

I'm really unbelievably reluctant to check out either a (non-entertainment) Flash site or a PDF site. I'll admit I hate Flash, for a variety of reasons (closed, too cute, unbookmarkable, unfamiliar UI, etc. etc.). But I don't have such strong articulated feelings about PDF. I'll just go out of my way to avoid it.

Here's my best explanation so far: it's a question of rhythm. Flash, PDF or Java pages completely change the familiar routine of HTML text and pictures. They slow me down intentionally, and usually I don't feel it's justified. It's another matter if a site is slow for bandwidth reasons. But I'm very reluctant to have someone interfere with my freedom to surf as I please and at the speed that I'm used to.

(Sorry, I'm sure this has been previously discussed elsewhere ad nauseum).

When I saw "60 pictures of Singapore architecture", I thought "cool" and immediately clicked. When I saw some animation going on and found myself coerced into someone's idea of a good user experience for enjoying the said pictures, well, I quickly gave up. Too bad for me. If I'd known it was Flash, I would have saved time by not clicking, or I would have clicked knowing I was likely to proceed more slowly.
posted by Turtle at 5:02 PM on April 21, 2004

Turtle seems to be the voice inside my head.
posted by LukeyBoy at 6:26 PM on April 21, 2004

well, they're not fabulous, or remarkable photos--it's the total experience that makes it better--sort of a silk purse out of a sow's ear, for me at least.
posted by amberglow at 6:31 PM on April 21, 2004

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