As if getting to live my daily #epiccommute in DC area traffic was not “fun” enough, it has now been immortalized in full, animated glory as the winning entry in Bean’s HTML5-Off contest!
As part of the judging panel, I had no knowledge of any developer’s concept. So imagine my surprise when we the final projects were unveiled recently – one of the submissions featured a beautifully illustrated and fully animated homage to MY MORNING COMMUTE. [Shudder]
[Note: The project can be accessed with Chrome and Safari (i.e. webkit) browsers only, which offer the deepest (current) level of HTML5 support]
Developer Joey Lane, who is one of Bean’s most skilled illustrators and animators, was intrigued by the animation capabilities of CSS3 and quickly decided his entry into the HTML5-Off would be a multi-scene, animated sequence (for those interested, Joey documented his development process from storyboard to animation – check it out).
Making me a star was not only reason Joey was just crowned the HTML5-Off contest winner. Everyone (developers and non-developers alike) was incredibly impressed by both the gorgeous illustrations and his ability to use only CSS to achieve his goal.
So big congrats to Joey – I can only assume that “Bill’s Morning Commute: Chase the School Bus” is already in the works. [Kill me quickly]