Fly of Despair
Here’s a little something I put together for my Media Studio: Imaging final. It’s pretty buggy, looks terrible on phone screens, and will make your browser poop itself if you scroll too far down the rabbit hole–but I’m backing down from optimizing it for now because it’s already pretty entertaining. I hope that you get a kick out of it and that the theme isn’t too hard to discern.
I have Rachel Smith to thank for much of the code; namely animating Squidward and the fake posts using CSS.
- Updating the Notifications icon in the navbar according to the notification number displayed in the page title
- Those suggested by my professor and TA:
- a futile but seemingly valuable score updated by Like and Comment buttons on each post
- high-pitched screeching that increases in pitch according to the scroll position
One day (probably when the page disappears upon graduation) I’ll implement this in such a way that doesn’t eat so much processing power, perhaps with linear interpolation.
In short, there’s effectively no difference between mindlessly scrolling through sensational “news” and falling through a surrealist nightmare.