Thursday, September 11th, 2008

Flickr keeps it light with their migration fun

Category: Fun, Showcase

Scott Schiller (SoundManager 2, cool games, and dhtml guru) shows that Flickr still has a lot of fun left in it. They have given a sneak peek at a new home page and you can migrate that version. If you click on the link: Then you will get an inline popup, and you will start Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 6:29 am
1 Comment

3.1 rating from 17 votes

Tuesday, August 12th, 2008

gopher away in JavaScript

Category: Fun

I was at the University of Minnesota when Gopher, the Internet protocol, was in its prime. It was created by a professor at the University of Minnesota you see, and I had to help implement gopher services. When the Web kicked off, they still tried to hang on, but made the fatal mistake of not Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 10:52 am

3.7 rating from 18 votes

Friday, July 11th, 2008

Verity Snob: How to be an instant Web me-2.0 developer

Category: Fun

If you have time to step away from the iPhone, have a little giggle as “Verity Snob” has a piece on How to be an instant Web me-2.0 developer that includes the documented Web version numbers: Web 1.0: Programming model equivalent to that of a slightly up-market 3270 terminal. Forms are filled in with the Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 1:43 am

3.5 rating from 11 votes

Friday, June 20th, 2008

Ajax Avenue; No Exit

Category: Fun

Thank god it is a Friday so I can post this bit of fun from New Zealand. Stephen Colebourne found it and said: This is a genuine street sign from Nelson, New Zealand. But perhaps its telling us that Ajax really is a dead end and we need something better?! Or that now we’ve started Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 1:43 am

4.2 rating from 33 votes

Friday, June 6th, 2008

UberHour YouTube Game

Category: Fun

Howard Rauscher created a fun YouTube API based application, UberHour. It is an implementation of the drinking game power hour, where music videos change every minute for an hour. Of course, we don’t condone drinking at work on Fridays ;)

Posted by Dion Almaer at 5:21 am
1 Comment

3.6 rating from 14 votes

Canvas Quest: Rogue like RPG game

Category: Fun, Games

Andrew Wooldridge created CanvasQuest with the idea of creating a simple roguelike game. It has some interesting features like map loading, and uses graphics to render the text via sprites.

Posted by Dion Almaer at 3:14 am

3.3 rating from 22 votes

Tuesday, May 13th, 2008

Timelapse CSS

Category: CSS, Fun

Matthew Buchanan had a little fun and created a Timelapse CSS example that lets you walk through the process of how a browser would put together a page if it was a human artist: When building website templates, I’m constantly switching between a view of my CSS code and a view of the page I’m Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 11:08 am

3 rating from 52 votes

Friday, May 2nd, 2008

Homer in CSS

Category: CSS, Fun

There is the David. There is the Mona Lisa. And then, the artist has to create the Homer. Román Cortés did just that with his Homer in CSS and Ned Batchelder shows it via animation. Thank god for fun fridays.

Posted by Dion Almaer at 10:20 am

4.7 rating from 56 votes

XSketch: Pictionary with GWT

Category: Fun, Games, GWT

XSketch is “a multiplayer word sketch game. It is programmed in Adobe Flash, Java, Ajax, and GWT. Gameplay is similar to Pictionary where you sketch a picture with the goal of having other players guess your word and vice versa.” Ryan Dewsbury creator this game, which he adds to his collection of GPokr and KDice. Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 10:14 am

3.4 rating from 12 votes

Friday, April 18th, 2008

SEO Rapper Friday

Category: Fun

Oh man, even for a Friday this is pretty low… but what the hell, this is the Internet damn it! It starts with: The site design is the first thing that people see It should be reflective of you in the industry Easy to look at with a nice navigation When they can’t find what Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 4:58 am

4.6 rating from 40 votes

Friday, April 11th, 2008

Upside Down Text

Category: Fun, JavaScript

Yup, check the calendar, it’s Friday! John Dyer has implemented the much asked for upside down text JavaScript that lets you code this: < View plain text > HTML <script type="text/javascript" src="upsidedown.js"></script>   <div class="upsidedowntext">I can be read in any orientation</div> <div>I can be read in any orientation</div>   <div class="upsidedowntext">This is Tom Cruise taking Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 12:23 pm

2.9 rating from 25 votes

Wednesday, April 9th, 2008

Super Mario; 14KB of JavaScript

Category: Canvas, Fun, Games, JavaScript

Jacob Seidelin is doing great work, and for something fun, he build a piece of Super Mario in just 14KB of JavaScript: Here’s an experiment in keepings things small and confined to one Javascript file. There are no external image files or anything, everything is rendered with Javascript using either canvas elements or old fashioned Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 12:39 am

2.5160689200723E+48 rating from 127 votes

Tuesday, April 8th, 2008

JavaScript has staying power; Used in Stargate

Category: Fun

This one is geeky. Someone watched the Stargate episode below and found JavaScript used in the console (above). Interesting to see that JS1 is used in the future ;)

Posted by Dion Almaer at 1:21 am

4.7 rating from 36 votes

Sunday, March 30th, 2008

When rich websites go bad…

Category: Fun, Showcase

We love to showcase good uses of Ajax, but sometimes you have to show the anti-patterns too. Hema is a dutch company that recently tried to revamp their online site, but went a little too far.

Posted by Dion Almaer at 11:46 pm

3.9 rating from 52 votes

Friday, March 21st, 2008


Category: Fun, Games, JavaScript

Andreas Kalsch has created a simple version of Snake in JavaScript that eats your feeds instead of food. The first time I ever played snake was on a BBC Micro. I was small.

Posted by Dion Almaer at 7:55 am

3.8 rating from 20 votes

Friday, March 14th, 2008

Asciify: ASCII art library

Category: Fun, Library

Asciify is a new library that draws ASCII art for you, so it had “Friday” written all over it: There are trends on the web (as in real world) that last days or weeks and there are things that became a classic form of expression of the geek culture and are still interesting to explore Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 9:43 am

4 rating from 42 votes