Intelligent Innovation in Contemporary Web Design
Thames & Hudson, London, April 2003
Paperback: 192 pages
Language: English / French
featured project by LAb[au]:
page 112-113, animation section
About the publication:
New technologies and applications, along with ever-more-sophisticated compression techniques and broadband services, have accelerated the growth of the web and the number of its users over the last two or three years - and given rise to a great variety of innovations and experimentations. The first of its kind, this book matches the critical issues and discourses of the new media with cutting-edge web design in six introductory essays and over 130 website reviews.
Bruinsma organizes the various elements in Deep Sites into five areas: "Interface," involving the actual navigation of cyberspace; the application of "Typography" to onscreen media that moves type from a spatial to a temporal art form; "Animation," another aspect of a time-based medium; "Community,"
which explores the growth of amateur personal and community home pages; and "Authoring," using the Web as "text" to sample and resample content and technique.
Animation section is acknowledging the need for 're-mediation' of tried and trusted design routines, Animation views the web as a 'time-based' medium, in which 'print' and 'TV' environments are combined into new formats.
Metalab02 History Navigator (requires the Adobe Flash Player 8+).