A sub 10k interface in Flash 6
This is the first part of an occasional series I've started on. It's a series of interfaces created using different metaphors and different environments. I like my site design. It's simple, clean, and minimal. Instead of re-designing it and getting rid of the old one I'm just going to keep adding interfaces.
When I first built my site I wondered how to organise the information on it. Time was the most obvious choice, then allowing people to filter that content. Over time I've added new content areas, and upgraded the navigation minimally, but in essence it has remained the same.
I wanted to apply the same degree of minimalism to a design created within Flash. This idea came around through thnking about weblogs and time. I saw my site growing over time, and each item adding to what was already there. The circles that mark the history of time of a tree seemed a metaphor not to be missed, and remembering a film I saw as a child, the idea was born.
It is by no means perfect in it's function and usability. But it's not supposed to be. It just is.