How the LIFT animations were done

I love this! Much more fun than the last post.

In between the talks at LIFT there were some really great animations up on screen. I asked the graphic designer, cristiana bolli-freitas of the Bread and Butter mixed media agency, to explain how she did it. This video is what results.

I love that they started with a little smilie face on my blog (only shows up in some browsers) above that is put there by WordPress.com to help track traffic.

Look at what Cristiana did with that smile, though!

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Comments

  1. I love that they started with a little smilie face on my blog (only shows up in some browsers) above that is put there by WordPress.com to help track traffic.

    I was wondering what that was but was too afraid to ask :-)

  2. I love that they started with a little smilie face on my blog (only shows up in some browsers) above that is put there by WordPress.com to help track traffic.

    I was wondering what that was but was too afraid to ask :-)

  3. I too was wondering what that was while I was scraping your blog. Mind if I ask you how you found out that the smilie was used for tracking? Just curious…

  4. I too was wondering what that was while I was scraping your blog. Mind if I ask you how you found out that the smilie was used for tracking? Just curious…

  5. It’s easy to find out why the smily is used for stats – just right-click it, select “Properties” and see that the location of the image is “http://stats.wordpress.com/…”

    ;)

  6. It’s easy to find out why the smily is used for stats – just right-click it, select “Properties” and see that the location of the image is “http://stats.wordpress.com/…”

    ;)

  7. @Sebastian: Cool! I never thought of checkin the props. Quite an innovative way to collect stats I’d guess, and works even if JS is disabled….

    As they say, once a desktop developer, always a….

  8. @Sebastian: Cool! I never thought of checkin the props. Quite an innovative way to collect stats I’d guess, and works even if JS is disabled….

    As they say, once a desktop developer, always a….

  9. The smiley is our image tracker for the WordPress.com stats system. When we wrote it we decided it’d be nice to have something that spread a little joy tracking the stats than just a transparent gif.

  10. The smiley is our image tracker for the WordPress.com stats system. When we wrote it we decided it’d be nice to have something that spread a little joy tracking the stats than just a transparent gif.