HyperDesign 27 Feb, 2004
Take a look at this site (via Matt Raible.). Be sure to go back at different times of the day. It has a nifty bit of XML / PHP tom-foolery going on that means the banner graphic changes throughout the day. I like. In fact, it reminds me of something similar I did years ago with HyperCard. Ah memories… The HyperCard stack in question was intended to be an interactive story book for kids. It had animated page turns, clickable widgets in the illustrations, etc., etc. The opening page featured a bit of scenery from the place featured in the story, and there were three versions of the piccie (very poor in comparison to Dunstan Orchard’s ninety images!), depending on the system clock when one opened the stack. I was so proud of that. A shame I never got beyond page three, but drawing the pictures by
hand mouse in ClarisWorks took it out of me.
Talking of HyperCard (created by the great Bill Atkinson, now a nature photographer), I trust everyone has been reading the Macintosh-related anecdotes at folklore.org? You don’t need to be an Apple fanatic like me to find these stories interesting, believe me.
Uh, but you do have to be a bit of a geek.