It's that time of the year again! In late 2010, having spent five great years working at
Fi, I was determined to change up my professional life. After interviewing with
and accepting the position of Lead Interactive Developer it was decided; I was moving to San Francisco! It took a good few months of hard work to sort out all of the practicalities but it was definitely worth it now that I'm here.
Fortunately I've still been able to keep this site updated and worked on a variety of projects and experiments throughout the year.
The first project to see the light of day was
Sketch, a drawing tool that mimics the style of old cartoons. It was refreshing to build something that allows others to be creative. Now – almost a year later – over 78,000 sketches have been saved.
Sketch was followed by a short freelance project which involved building an interactive and animated logo for a Canadian media production company called Meru. Try it out on their site;
Next I stumbled into the land of CSS3 3D transforms and ended up trying them out on two projects;
and CSS3 3D Slideshow (later renamed
reveal.js). A few weeks ago, in mid December, I resumed my CSS 3D pursuits by creating a
for links and building a
out of form elements.
Being far from tired of working with
I also created a new game called
Coil, it's similar in design to
but adds a touch of WebGL and perhaps an element of stress to the gameplay. Shortly thereafter I worked on a tool called
which allows you to recreate images using thousands of letters of text. Using Phonegap, I was able to easily port
Textify.it to iOS.
It's been really encouraging to see that there's still a lot of activity on
even though it's been out since 2010 – meaning ancient, in internet-time. In the past year it saw more than 2,000,000 visits.
Now the new year is approaching and with it new adventures. 2012 will start with relocating to NYC and opening up Qwiki's new office. Can't wait to see where it goes from there!