dimanche 29 décembre 2013

Look at This Amazing Animated Typography, Built by a Google Whiz

Wired News (12/23/13) Kyle VanHemert 

Web developers will be able to animate Internet typography with nothing but code using a new website by Jono Brandel, a designer from the Google Creative Lab. Project Anitype provides developers with Javascript code, which they can use to add all sorts of movement to letterforms. Project Anitype has already drawn a handful of contributors who have produced several dozen examples, including a gracefully pirouetting P, a B that explodes and then snaps into place, and an L that shivers like a line from an electrocardiogram. Brandel offers an easy sandbox-style interface, which lets users drop code in the pane on the left and see how it turns out in a preview window on the right. Brandel believes digital displays really want flux, and moving topography is just one more way to move screens in that direction. He says animated type could be used for headlines, or as the drop caps that start off long magazine pieces, and could give Web content a quality that is more natively digital.

dimanche 22 décembre 2013

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mercredi 11 décembre 2013

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samedi 7 décembre 2013

Google's C Alternative Gets an Update, but Will Developers Bite?

InfoWorld (12/02/13) Serdar Yegulalp

Google this week released version 1.2 of its Go open source programming language, which the company initially released four years ago as an alternative to C. Go was designed to improve on certain aspects of languages similar to C by leveraging multicore processors and offering modern language features such as dynamic typing. Furthermore, Go compiles rapidly with high performance. Google notes that "no major systems language has emerged in over a decade, but over that time the computing landscape has changed tremendously." Despite Go's reported benefits, its potential popularity among developers remains uncertain. Since Go's initial release in 2009, the language has not caught on significantly outside of Google enclaves. As with all new programming languages, Go faces the challenges of developers questioning language mutability, the risk involved in committing to something new, and the company's commitment to the project. Companies that have used Go in high-profile production contexts offer favorable feedback. Iron.io, for example, used Go to consolidate about 30 servers down to two, while Bitly and Braintree Payment Solutions also were impressed with what they accomplished using Go.