With the news that gravity waves have now actually been observed by the LIGO labs in the US, another of Einstein’s theories has been proved. Though general relativity describes the way the universe works very well on the large scale, on the small scale, not so much. We just don’t really know what gravity is and how it works. There are theories, oh yes, and here’s a web site we designed last year explaining one of them.
If you’re interested, and want to read more, hop over to the NewPhysics web site and download the papers. Fair warning though, it did hurt my head a little. Gravity – heavy stuff!
Last year we built and launched a web site for M P Robertson Esq. (less formally known as Mark). Mr Robertson creates, draws and writes about dragons (amongst other things) for a living, from a shed at the end of his garden. He also gives fantastic talks and creature-drawing workshops at schools. Aside from the site itself, we designed and helped write downloadable lesson plans and information sheets.
The dragon on the landing page was of course brought to life by Dave who took one of Mark’s amazing paintings, dissected and reconstructed it so you can’t see the joins. It was then animated in true Dave style, with sound mixed to create a convincingly dragonish roar, whatever that sounds like (apparently it’s an elephant mixed with fire). On the first day of launch Mark had 3 requests for school visits, and within a week he had fan mail from a 6 year old boy who found the site, and now he seems to be on a national tour of schools. (Must ask if we can design the tour T-shirt.)
My favourite quote is high praise indeed from a little girl after one of Mark’s workshops: ‘It was the best day of my life … better than Legoland!’ So beat that, Legoland!
M P Robertson, coming to a school near you. Book him while he’s hot, ladies and gentlemen! And look out for his other publications.
We’ve been refreshing our web site – well, mainly the portfolio which now includes some more recent web and interactive work, as well as separate sections for web design, illustration and animation.
We hope you enjoy looking at it and that it doesn’t hurt your eyes!