Over on the MediaTemple blog, I show you how you can make a pretty decent little carousel with just a few lines of code. Here’s the entire premise: Every time a carousel is mentioned in a blog post, it’s a requirement to mention that… say it with me now: You probably shouldn’t use a carousel. Jared Smith made a microsite just for it, with research and rhetoric supporting the idea that you shouldn’t use them. Most of that information focuses on the fact that there is low engagement with the non-first-slide(s). I’m not here to argue with data, but I would argue with the dogmatism of “never user them, EVER.” Swiping on mobile is an extremely common action, and what is a swipe that reveals more content? Basically a carousel. What about a carousel that doesn’t demand much interaction? Perhaps just a way to swipe through an artist’s recent work.…
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Pixeldust has announced the launch of the 2008 Business and Sustainability Report site for Johnson Controls. Utilizing Drupal, Pixeldust launched the site in 12 languages and created a custom PDF generator for each language. Users can build and download their own custom 2008 Business and Sustainability Report as well as view the custom Flash Map in each language. Pixeldust collaborated with partner Really Really Big Industries, Inc. of Chicago to develop the site in under six weeks.
Pixeldust is pleased to announce our Gatti’s Jingle Microsite won a silver award in the Micro/Mini-sites category at the Regional American Ad Federation Awards (ADDY Awards).
Pixeldust and Nice Monster, along with Sherry Matthews Advocacy Marketing, launched a new website for the Texas Department of Transportation’s “Drink. Drive. Go to Jail.” Labor Day campaign. The Flash-based website features a video gallery of real drunk driving arrests and information about DWI consequences. Pixeldust also built a series of rich media Flash banners that also feature the “Drink. Drive. Go to Jail.” slogan. The website and banners are part of the Texas Department of Transportation’s effort to let drivers know they will be out in full force over Labor Day weekend and not to drive drunk.