The NY Times has a great feature on NASA’s Curiosity rover and what it has been doing on Mars for the last 833 Martian days. I especially like the map showing where the rover is located as you scroll the page - nice touch. The timeline approach works really well too, it adds a nice narrative to the piece. You can also follow the rovers progress in more detail on the Times rover tracking page.
25daysof makes getting into the festive spirit easier by allowing you to create your own advent calendar. You can add images, video, a URL or some text to your own advent calendar and then share it with others. We have started making one too, so check out our advent calendar filled with festive doodles.
Thursday, 4 December 2014
The internet archive has a collection of vintage video game consoles and the games for it, a large amount of which are playable in the browser. So why not have a game of the Atari classic Asteroids perhaps, or maybe a Boom Zoo a Bomberman clone released on the Super A'Can?
Wednesday, 3 December 2014
Mapbox is an open source tool to create your own custom maps, you can show where you've been or perhaps your next adventure. The maps visuals are really customisable so you can create maps that look the way you want, even down to the typefaces used. Mapbox also features an open API so you can add extra features such as geocoding, routing and offline caching.
Monday, 1 December 2014
We like our coffee here in the studio, so we appreciate forbetter.coffee. The site, beautifully illustrated by Craig & Karl, follows the bean through a journey to become your cup of coffee, the journey is controlled by scrolling down the web page which is a really neat effect. Have a play and lean some key points in making a better brew.
Thursday, 20 November 2014
A Day in the Life shows data from one random taxi in New York City for one day in 2013. You can see the routes of the car through the streets of NYC and how much money it made. The site is made by Chris Wong and won a gold award from the Information is Beautiful Awards 2014, see the other winners on informationisbeautifulawards.com