- Native tagging support (and imports UltimateTagWarrior)
- Plugin update notification (time saver!)
- Canonical URLs (SEO’s rejoice)
- Libraries updated: jQuery, TinyMCE, Prototype and script.aculo.us
- New taxonomy system (beware plugin authors)
- Improved Post and Draft Management
- Pending Review (great for multiauthor blogs)
- Unfiltered uploads (smells like security trouble)
Don’t forget to check plugin compatibility, if you’re planning to upgrade. Looks like i’ll be having a busy weekend.
Image resizing by seam carving generated a lot of buzz last month. It was just a matter of time until someone ported it to Actionscript 3. Joa Ebert and then Mario Klingemann posted their Image Resizing classes. Perhaps it’s time to start hacking those images and CSS, in a similar way to sIFR and SWF address.
Watch it in action at Quasimondo.
I Believe. In great online advertising experiences.
Update: Meanwhile, i’ve digged a little and found some interesting facts:
- The video soundtrack is Predule in D Major by Chopin
- Estimated ad budget: $10 million
- Pre-sales have reached 1 million
- Diorama is 12 Feet Tall and 1200 Square Feet
- The 360 degree panoramas and digital compositing displays the war-torn landscape of the Battle of New Mombasa. (Creativity Online)
- Diorama characters were created by Stan Winston, creature designer for Alien and Jurassic Park
- Film direction by Rupert Sanders; ad campaign by McCann San Francisco
- There’s another related video, Museum
Fashion & clothing companies are using the web to escape from the limitations of beauty magazines and their fatigued classic glamour ads. Great sites such as Diesel or Issey Myake are amongst the finest examples of web design in this category, but usually we are bound to US or global brands, so it was interesting to find Apartment.com.com, developed by CuartoPiso from Colombia.
Each new collection has a brand new hotsite, with illustrations that spawn somewhere from Peter Gabriel to the world of TV series “Carnivale“. Even the corporate website has a wicked brit punk feeling !
Upgrade! is a international network of new media artists that gather regularly to discuss and showcase art, technology and culture. The Lisbon edition takes place tomorrow at Lisboa 20 Arte Contemporanea gallery, with 4 projects from N.I.P. (New Interfaces for Performance):
- Â“Struct 7Â”, by AndrÃ© Sier (PT)
- Â“Falling AngelsÂ”, by Isaac Carlos (NL)
- Â“Rave KettleÂ”, by Torsten Lauschmann (UK)
- Â“Crackle CanvasÂ”, TokTek (NL)
It’s been a long time since dancing babies had prime time in interactive marketing. JWT France and interactive agency 5emeGauche did his best on a integrated campaign for Wilkinson, bringing the kids to the spotlight again with Fight For Kisses.
With a funny blockbuster style intro movie, the site has a remarkable approach to advergaming, allowing users to download a full game (produced by Ginger Studios) where our GI-Baby can kick some ***. A huge 99 MB download nonetheless, but no pain, no gain (pun intended).
As if a free game wasn’t enough, the brand gives you a chance to win several prizes when you get a high score. Gosh, traditional advertising is in serious trouble if interactive marketing continues to deliver this kind of rich experiences.