Posts Tagged ‘Flash’

Beautiful Photographers Portfolio, By Mixmaster

February 25, 2009

dagknudsen

A very nice and simple site for photographer Dag Knudsen. Made by technical gurus MixMaster and design by my buddy,  mentor and Bruce Willis lookalike  from Uni Karl Johan Palm. I am looking forward to working together with the MixMaster Guys over the next couple of weeks, and dip in to their vast knowledge on Adobe Air, Flex, AS3, Papervision and other exciting technologies!

Andreas
Writing blog posts so you dont have to

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Flashimation!

January 12, 2009

infected

Sweet jebus, I cant remeber the last time I saw flash animation this exiting!

Infected” is a super-slick, eye-candy vector graphics Flash demo from Swedish digital artist Andreas Wannerstedt. Do check him out, this man has some great work (as well as a great name)!

Featuring Ugress “Kommisär Kontemporär” for soundtrack, which is by one of my all time favorite bands called Ugress.

Cheers

Andreas

Magnivate

January 12, 2009

magnivate

Magnivate is an interactive boutique agency based in Jakarta. Check out their website which comes in the form of an interactive world with some cute illustrations, maybe a bit cliche, but very nicely done. It makes me wonder if sites like these are only viewed by people like me and not by potential clients? Would they bother?  Linky

Andreas

New JWT London website

December 23, 2008

JWT new website

After a while, JWT London finally released their brand new website. It’s super-animated (flash), white, clean and minimalist…

I spend about 10 minutes around the website (actually more than this), interacting, clicking on absolutely everything, doing my personal and picky QA. The first thing I’ve noticed is the nonexistence of an accessible version (or even an accessible message insisting that you should install the flash player). Basically, if you don’t have flash installed, or an active JavaScript, all you can see is a copyrighted white window… hummm…

There is also a customisable feature on the top right corner of the page, where you can choose between eight very-very-very cute “London related” icons:

jwt-icons

The thing is: as soon as I change the icon, I can’t change it back. Maybe it’s supposed to behave this way, but I think it’s a bug…

Content wise, the website is perfect. They’ve chosen five of their best campaigns (including the very good “point of view” HSBC campaign that remembers me Heathrow Airport, and the “epic” Smirnoff campaign)  that are more than enough to see and understand the agency capabilities. If you have nothing else to do and want to spend the day watching all the agency’s work, just go to the showreel and… Have fun 😉

Access the website:  www.jwt.co.uk

The “epic” Smirnoff video:

Final Art

December 19, 2008

finalartwork

A quite interesting navigation system from Final Art.They are a new media agency based in Poznan, Poland, my cousin lives there. I think I quite like the arrow key navigation. How ever when companies have these kind of flash sites I always find it easier to google them to find out who they are, especially when their contact page says “if you want to contact us click the green cross”.

Linky

Yours on a happy Friday!
Andreas

Lumina Live

December 17, 2008

I am not sure how i missed out on this site, it is pretty hawt!

“The animations and effects are killing. But still, i don’t get the message or how this is actually selling…” Somebody commented on http://irie.be/ and I have to agree. Check it out!, Click on the image, its the link!

luminalive

Saab’s turbo gene test.

November 25, 2008

saab

Test yourself and find out which Saab is perfect for you. I got some flashy fast convertible, which will you get? (I am waiting for a comment from Igor saying he got the station wagon).

Linky

Yours
Andreas

Data fed widget

November 5, 2008

widgetAre you bored with all this fuss about the American elections? Can’t you hear Obama’s name anymore?

That’s something you can use to “rest your mind”: a beautiful data fed widget! You’ll love it (although the background futuristic voice is pretty annoying!).

e-learning the right way

November 3, 2008

A lot of people have the idea that e-learning is some boring way of being educated by loading a CD in your laptop and flipping through page after page of boring material, and that this was an experiment that died out in the end of the 90’s.  However there are a lot of copmanies that do e-learning for employees etc, and some of these are actually quite good. I have had some first hand experience of working with e-learning  through this last half year, and being one of the people mentioned above I have now changed my mind some what on the subject. There are some really good e-learning platforms out there. The problem is that a lot of the good ones are for companies internal education only, and can not be posted on the web or this blog. However I came across a really neat little e-learning website made for the Qeensland Government – department of justice and attourney general. The e-learning site is aimed at young adults getting out into the real world, and teaches them (sometimes quite naively) about the facts of urban life. It’s nicely presented through this little isometric world. enjoy.

linky

Big M

Weeble and Bob

October 3, 2008

Weeble and Bob is nothing new, it has been around since my university days and was “hot piss” back then. I really like some of the episodes, my favorite is probably the one above although it is hard to choose, because they have done a lot. It is made by Jonti Picking and Chris Vick in Flash and it is interesting so see the subtle changes over the years as Flash has progressed, well at least to me that is kind of interesting.

Weebl and Bob website with a massive catalog of cartoons.

Or maybe this is my favourite:

Wario Land: Shake It

September 24, 2008

This is an amazing takeover….

Looks like a normal You Tube clip until…
the page itself starts to be affected by the video as it breaks out of the screen!

Then when everything has fallen down, you can pick it up and thow it around the screen….The physics on this thing area pretty tactile.

Check it out

Wario Land: Shake It

CS4 released for pre-order!

September 23, 2008

CS4 released for pre-order, and some of the new flash tools look hawt! Check out the bones tool, the new motion tween and lots more about CS4 FLash at http://www.adobe.com/products/flash/features/?view=topnew check out the entire C4 suite at http://www.adobe.com/products/creativesuite/design/

Whats the verdict HotRod?

Yours
Andreas

Greenpeace and fun.

September 3, 2008

Hello, everyone!!

Thank you for inviting me and letting me join this blog. Very cool!!!

I’m gonna split my first contribution in two parts. Half serious, half fun.

A couple of months ago, AlmapBBDO São Paulo launched a very interesting Greenpeace website. It’s an strategy game, actually, where you must save the earth from global warming.

Even if you’ve seen it already, it’s always worth a visit:

www.greenpeaceweather.com.br/en/game

After you save the world, have a laugh by watching this:

Grand Master Flash Game Competition

August 14, 2008

Grand Master Flash at The Golden Joystick Award.
E4 are now sponsoring the Golden Joystick Award competition.

  • The brief: make a flash game with E4 branding on it.
  • The Prize: £5,000
  • Deadline 15th of September
  • What they (E4) say:
    “We’re on the look-out for the best Flash-based web game in the world, so if you dabble in the dark arts of Adobe Flash, glean satisfaction from a cool ActionScript, and have itchy developer’s fingers (nasty!), then we want you to send us something you know will knock our socks off…”

Yours, fully aware that I’m not the first to report this, but thinking I might as well let you guys know
Andreas

SWF Searchability finally!

July 3, 2008

And now the moment we have all been waiting for. The main argument used by slimy suits to keep you from designing that shit-hawt website in flash is dead (at least very soon it will be). Google can already search swf files for contents meaning that Rich On-line Interfaces and site built in or containing flash will be as search engine friendly as any other website.

From the horses mouth: Linky adobe

Search engine land are saying: Linky

And then to get us down to earth again Bjørn has told me to read this article on Iconara

Turns out it wont work if you implement your Flash file using Java Script which is what we do to get around how poo Internet Explorer is. And it will index any xml or html uploaded content as a separate page, that’s lame.

Thanks for the use full comment Bjørn 😀

Yours, not writing blog posts in work hours

Andreas

Japanese Construction Board

June 25, 2008

So the Japanese construction board wants a website done..  – Yawn! I bet they just want a powerpoint presentation adapted for online use. – I guess it has to be just as accessible like dope in Amsterdam! – I hear istock photos has some new shots of multi ethcicity construction workers.

– Fuck this guys! Lets make a video of construction noises making up a grooving beat and get some photo collage graphics on the go. – Yeah we’ll have a house where all the members of the board can live, and a city where people can upload music created on the theme of construction. And well make the entire website in flash, animate all the graphics, lets go oldschool and have an intro video and a massive preloader.

What?

But that is apperantly what happened.
Judge for yourself.
buildupper.com

Yours, baffled.

Andreas

Natzke VS Davis

June 10, 2008

Joshua Davis is currently launching his new web page using WordPress. At his site you can buy his prints of computer generated artwork. I cant help to notice that little has changed in the world of Josh’s artwork since his work for BMW over three years ago. His artwork still consists of lazily drawn little bits of illustration that are composed using action script. According to himself he came up with this because he was to lazy to actually draw the entire composition. Maybe he is to lazy to come up with something new?

When it comes to computer generated artwork I am most impressed by the work of Eric Natzke. His scripts produce art work that reference the effect of paint on canvas and I also prefer his colour pallet.

joshuadavis.com
jot.eriknatzke.com

Here are some really cool open source scripts
levitated.net