Monday, December 22, 2008

Recent Project Recap

I got some good news and I got some bad news. The good news is that a project we were working on awhile back is officially done. The bad news is that client is no longer in business. Soooooo, yeah.

Its really unfortunate too, the client has been around for a long time and had a significant number of employees. Another casualty to the economic woes.

But I won't go into that... need to stay on topic here. We decided to upload the project on our server just so we would have it in our portfolio. If you would like a peak, check out the Odyssey Group's website. All the pages were designed by Hendrix Rader Wise, it was our job to take their static pages and bring them to life. Most of it is straight forward, but I did get to experiment with working with particles. You can find a smoke example by clicking PEOPLE and then MILESTONES. I blogged about the smoke particles back in September. The PLACES page also uses a neat little particle component. Basically you create a black and white image and Flash will cover the black space with particles (in this case a map of the US with holes for the "hotspots"). We created a variety of build ins for the map, my favorite was a very cool water-like effect, but they didn't exactly drive home the point of the company's expansion so we ended up with what is currently shown.

As always, leave your comments, suggestions, feedback.

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