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A set of creative web experiments

Posted on by Rob Stenzinger

I started a project on GitHub yesterday, inspired by the 180 Websites in 180 Days project. Seriously if you have yet to check out Jennifer Dewalt's project, you should. It's pretty great on its own, yet what makes it extra amazing: she taught herself to code via that project.

So as I said - her project inspired me. Plus I have a thing for creative challenges.

After considering what I'd do with such a project, I took a few days to consider if I had enough ideas for a bunch of web experiments/challenges. I drafted enough of a list (at least 50 ideas) where I think it's worth a go.

My initial two experiments are live. First I made a color animation toy that tweens colors via the jquery.animate-colors.js plugin.

Preview of the animation - thought the colors randomize each time you visit and when you click the page.

Preview of the animation - thought the colors randomize each time you visit and when you click the page.

Today I built a page that uses a relatively new modern web browser feature: built-in speech synthesis. This experiment is most exciting when viewed in Safari as it chooses a random voice. In Google Chrome there's only one voice, it sounds good yet there's no surprise.

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