Videos available from NASA and the ALMA observatory were also used.
The video (not audio) is under the Creative Commons BY-NC-SA licence, which I think is quite reasonable since every scene used from the source videos (ok, almost every scene) has lyrics/graphics embedded on it.
I hope you like it! I didn’t have a lot of time to make this video but I like the result. The tools I used are not open source unfortunately, because the learning curve for these tools is quite steap. I will definitely try them in the future. Actually, I really haven’t come across any alternative to Adobe After Effects. You might say Blender…but is it really an alternative? Any thoughts?
PS. More news soon for the Sopler project (a web application for making to-do lists) and other things I’ve been working on lately (like MQTT-SN).
The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a cute annual report for this blog for 2013 🙂 For 2014 I’ve bought tickets for FOSDEM 2014 to represent Sopler and share what cool things can happen with it.
Right now, I’m taking a look at Mozilla’s version of the l10n.js library in order to localise Sopler (at least on FirefoxOS).
Well, that’s it! Have a great 2014! By the way, for this year, the 3-years-in-a-row champion is again “My Fedora 15 tweaks for an SSD” (ok, it accumulates all previous years but nevertheless it still gets views). I guess they’ve become even more popular! (both Fedora and SSDs).
PS. A weird thing to say but, if anybody works for a new wave/post-punk/indie rock record label, comment or PM me! I got good news for you from Wonky Doll and the Echo.
I think Tabzilla is a great tool but while making Sopler’s front-end with Bootstrap I faced a problem integrating it. I had to use a string in order to place HTML inside my menu. That’ss very restrictive. But, I found a similarity between a component of Bootstrap and Tabzilla!
I have no idea if someone else has found that out too, but it’s the same effect with Bootstrap’s accordion. It expands & retracts.
Go to the navbar-fixed-top example, open index.html and replace everything between:
<!-- Fixed navbar -->
<!-- Main component for a primary marketing message or call to action -->
(this is NOT the first div class=”container” you’ll find, it’s the one in line 69)
<!--- This will not show up until you press the Menu button --->
<div id="login_box" class="login-box">
<div class="accordion" id="accordion2">
<div id="collapsemenu" class="accordion-body collapse">
<div class="row inner_box">
<h2>Put any HTML goodies you want here!</h2>
<!-- Fixed navbar (To make it static simply change to navbar-static-top)-->
<div class="navbar navbar-default navbar-fixed-top">
<ul class="nav navbar-nav list-inline" style="float:right; margin-right: 5em; white-space: nowrap;">
<button type="button" id="menu_button" class="btn btn-primary navbar-btn" data-toggle="collapse" data-parent="#accordion2" href="#collapsemenu">Menu</button>
<a class="navbar-brand" href="#">Brand name</a>
Now, we need to create two more classes at the navbar-fixed-top.css (it’s next to index.html inside the navbar-fixed-top folder) :
Let’s explain the script! We use the isopen variable (line 3) which is set to false by default. It’s working like a switch. If the menu is not open and we click the Menu button then the page scrolls to the top and the position of the bar is set to relative. If we click the button again then the navbar’s position is se to fixed. We don’t need to scroll because when the menu is open the bar won’t move from its place anyway (that’s why we used relative).
If all goes well, when you click the Menu button it should look like that:
Here are some exciting news: The last two of months I’ve been part of a promising project. We made a web application that uses open standards (and it’s open source). It’s called Sopler and we are the Sopler project. I worked on the UI/UX design part (meaning, HTML5, CSS3, JQuery etc) and oh boy…I’ve learned a lot of new stuff (like Bootstrap 3, FirefoxOS etc) and there are lot’s of things to post on this blog in the near future.
What can you do with Sopler? Make a list, add some items and share the link with your friends.They can add or check some items, make comments etc…
Sopler is still in Beta but you can check our code on Github. Enjoy our new video (with english & greek subtitles available):
What can’t you see in the video? Sopler can “remember” all previous lists of an authorized user (who signed in using a social account), plus, his privileges over any item are greater than those of a non-authorized user.
That’s because a social account profile makes a user unique and in this way it’s easy to map a user to his list.
All in all, the important addition is that you can now use the hotkey Control+Y instead of pushing the button on the toolbar. Plus, I think it now has no other issues for most new versions of Firefox. I need to point out that I get most of the help from the SDK’s documentation which is great, but, to anyone interested, don’t hesitate to contribute to its content! Restartless add-ons rule!
You may use it and see if it works on YouTube (yeah it works, at least for Firefox 21.0 w/ Fedora Linux) using this video:
Yes! It’s the first video of the band I play with, directed by Kostas Gounaris. Cool huh? 🙂
I hope you’ll like it as we put a lot of effort to complete it and guess what? There’s also going to be a short film based on the song. I’ll let you know!
Here I am, once more, to announce the new version of my recent small project YouTube HTML5 Switch. I made quite a few additions to the previous version (for which I already made a post) and changes to it and it’s on its way to become a fully reviewed add-on for Firefox 🙂
So what the 0.1.3 version does and has right now is:
Another project I want to talk about is one that’s on Indiegogo, a crowdfunging website! It’s for my band, Wonky Doll and the Echo. If you dig cinema and like our music please, have a look on our Double project: a music video & a short movie. We will collaborate with a director, Costas Gounaris, for our first music video! Our page is here: http://igg.me/p/297701/ Every cent counts and everyone wins gifts too!