Using Dreamweaver,Flash and PhotoshopPosted: April 28, 2011
note: please click on each image to view animated gif
For today’s assessment in web art and design, we were given a set of images to create our own 3 page website. The greatest difficulty I faced when creating this 3 page website was not the technical side of it. Rather, it was the concept that was difficult to grasp with the creation of this website, as the images we were supposed to use were very random and different.
After much thought, my website has a very bizarre narrative, but I hope that it succeeds in tying the three pages together. I decided to call the website ‘the human story’, and using the given images of a television screen, a boy and a dog, I decided to reverse evolution. In contrast to the theory of evolution where we have evolved from animals and have been the ‘fittest to survive’, my bizarre website traces the path of humans in televisions progressing into a dog.
The animated clocks I included in the website suggests the reversal of this timeline, and are a consistent symbol throughout the website pages, establishing a sense of coherence throughout the website.
– The first page includes a boy in a television screen, which foreshadows a future where technology and humanity have become one.
– The second page features the same boy outside the television screen. However, the animation of the boy reveals his face turning into a dog’s face – a human-to-animal transition.
– The third page, at first, is revealed to be completely black, but as the user moves his/her mouse over the black background, a rollover image of an animated dog appears, where the dog’s face gets angrier with each frame – a symbol of a more primitive or wild existence.