Archive for the 'Web-Related' Category
Recently I got the opportunity to design a web site for Bee Season author, Myla Goldberg. Now she’s heading on tour to promote her new book, The False Friend! Head over to MylaGoldberg.com to check out the redesign and tour dates!
In 2005, I built a web site for The Books, which is still probably the strangest web-related thing I’ve been apart of creating. I’ve had a lot of people comment on what a wonderful experience the site is and how much they enjoy exploring all of its various nooks and crannies. Unfortunately in today’s world of mobile web browsing, however, that experience is pretty much lost, along with all other important information, like tour dates, and the ability to purchase albums. This is in large part due to the fact that some popular mobile browsers, like the iPhone’s Safari currently do not support the Adobe Flash plug-in. So I decided to finally bite the bullet and whip up a mobile version of the site today that offers a lot of that basic information, reserving the animated experience for desktop browsers. So now, when you type in the usual URL for The Books site, rather than seeing the “I Love You” tree, you ought to be redirected straight to the interface depicted in the screenshot below. I’m hoping to make mobile versions of more of the sites I’ve created in the past soon, and if any of you readers can think of a site that’s also in need of a mobile makeover, drop me a line.
Rachel Vorm and I recently completed work on a Web site for the local video production company, Yellow Bird. Among their projects is a recently completed documentary called “Eyes on Africa”, produced for the non-profit organization, Global Partners for Development. The documentary will be airing on the California Public Broadcasting Station and on the Starfish Network through Dish on Demand. You can take a look at the site by clicking the image below.No comments
You can now pre-order the upcoming book, From a Growing Community, Iowa’s Homeless Youth from a site dedicated to the project. You can also check out photos from events, find contact information to volunteer around Des Moines, and purchase t-shirts that help fund the project. Pass along the link! http://www.shriekingtree.com/growingcommunity
While all of my music equipment sits in a basement for the week, Rob and I are hard at work crafting the Make-Believe Machines site, which has undergone several revisions. Some of you may recognize the below image from a post back in February. Originally, the navigation was going to be comprised of small, rotating orbs that expanded when rolled over. The expanded orbs would then serve as a window into the scenery of whatever section you were heading toward. It was an interesting concept (and may still be used elsewhere), but I think this idea is a bit visually striking. Yes, the birds are the navigation. More to come!
Screenshot from the Make-Believe Machines Web site.No comments
After months of long-distance collaboration, the Web site for multi-medium San Francisco artist Michael Pickard is finally complete. I’ve been posting some of my favorite pieces from his gallery here over the last month, and now you can finally view all of them by clicking the cube on the main page.
This marks the last of my scheduled Web projects for the first time in several years. After realizing I was a bit of a workaholic, I decided to stop taking new projects back in February. As much as I enjoy animating and working on unusual stuff like this, I’m glad to be finished for awhile! (Although if you have anything particularly great you want me to work on…please do contact me.)
Screenshot from the TwizLand Web site.No comments
The TwizLand site launches tomorrow. Here’s one more image from the gallery until then.
Image by Michael Pickard.No comments
The TwizLand site for Michael Pickard is planned to be finished this week. Here’s another image from the upcoming gallery for now.
“Leaves” by Michael Pickard.No comments
The Books Web site was one of the first major Web projects I undertook back in early 2005, and now I’ve returned to it. The cardboard slab menu that my hand carries in is now completely full! The new section is called the shed, and there you can watch clips I chose from ten of The Books music videos, as well as three full-length videos Nick and I picked out: “An Owl With Knees”, “Smells Like Content”, and “Take Time.” Over the course of May I’ll also be posting the clips here intermittently to give you a taste of their material if you happen to not be familiar with it. The DVD is called Playall: A DVD of Videos and can be bought in the garage at the official site.
Screenshot from the shed at The Books site.No comments