Archive for the ‘web’ Category

Jumpcut bites the dust

Sunday, April 19th, 2009

I loved this bit of software:

http://jumpcut.com/

Online video editing. Fab, though I never made as much use of it as I’d intended…

And now it’s going to shut down. Ho hum.

Cornflex – panoramic photography

Friday, March 20th, 2009

I worked for a while in panoramic photography… at the time using a variety of technologies: specialised cameras, Macromedia Director, iShell, QuickTime VR etc. So it’s nice to see the techniques moving on.

This is very cool:

http://www.cornflex.org/?p=1

and now i see google has adopted something similar for the streetView stuff?

And yes, of course I’ve found my house, looked around for myself (not there) and car (not there either). Haven’t you?

Earth Day logos

Tuesday, April 22nd, 2008

earth day logosGoogle has been doing these (mildly) entertaining variations on their logo for many years. A fun way to play with a logo styling while retaining the brand identity. You can see some here, and Google’s previous Earth Day logos here.

Even Yahoo (usually slow to follow trends) has changed its logo today – to a fairly irritating animated one.

So far, aside from Christmas, I’ve not seen much evidence of companies doing this kind of thing. Maybe not worth the effort for short periods (Google’s are frequently a day). Who knows what value it has as a talking point…?

Anyone spotted any other logo variants?

Oh! And before I forget – the reason behind all of this – Earth Day.