I’ve just published a new site, one that demonstrates a range of
different web-based panorama players, all using a single standard
image. This is really aimed at the panorama photographer community,
as there hasn’t been anything like this before.
All designed in Freeway. Panoramas embedded in the page through
various different means: media dropped straight into the page,
iframes targeting cut-down pages from elsewhere, and markup code
squirting custom scripts directly into the output.
This also incorporates a comments feature on every page, tweaked to
fit the design and placed as a bit of code in another markup item box.
The whole project took seven days to complete, from the first idea to
this current working site with fifteen different examples from
thirteen different sources. That’s just my spare time during those
seven days, mind, alongside moving to a different office at work and
supervising masters student dissertations.
This was a feat of project management and cooperation, but most
importantly it simply wouldn’t have been possible to put the site
together this quickly without Freeway.
BTW, you’ll notice that some panoramas won’t play. One is Mac only
(and needs a custom plugin), one is Windows only, one requires the
Microsoft Silverlight plugin, and some require newer versions of Java
than is found in Mac OS X 10.5 and, possibly, 10.6 as well. Shame on
Apple for lagging that far behind!
Anyway, I’d be interested to hear feedback.
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