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Jerrico_Usher
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on 01/03/2013

Michelle was stumbling (again :) and found this intriguing article on the New York times....  two things I want to point out here is the article (interesting in it's own right) but how the page acts. It has tabs for several articles but as you scroll down the page the background (in the foreground/text areas) changes gradually until it hits that page (moving over a tab gradually in one shot but if you click the tabs you'll see the color scheme play out- if you scroll from top to bottom you see an amazing effect in the background... anyone know how they do it?

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Ragtimelil
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on 01/03/2013

Unfortunately, the scrolling part cuts off the bottom  of the article. I didn't bother to try to read it. Sometimes less is more.Frown


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Paul
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on 01/03/2013

Probably using a  JQuery plugin. A quick Google led me to code which will change the background colour to blue once the user's scrolled 210px down, but will revert back to red if the user scrolls back up. I'd post it here but the <pre> and <code> tags seem to be messing up/been removed...

Sam
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on 01/03/2013

 

Paul: 01/03/2013 - 05:54 PM

Probably using a  JQuery plugin. A quick Google led me to code which will change the background colour to blue once the user's scrolled 210px down, but will revert back to red if the user scrolls back up. I'd post it here but the <pre> and <code> tags seem to be messing up/been removed...

Or CSS or simple Html ;-) SY


Paul
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on 01/03/2013

I'm not sure you can get smooth animation transitions with HTML/CSS, if you can, I'd love to know how to do it! :)

2uesday
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on 01/03/2013

Things like that are interesting as they show there are different ways to do things. I could spend hours tweaking the colors on a blog to make them look good, because color has always interested me and it sort of sets a mood. That is why I like the layouts here. If I had the skill I would like to have a page on a blog that had words changing into pictures in the way a cartoon slips seamlessly from one image to the next. Maybe pictures to words would look better. Thanks for posting this as it is good to see 'new' ideas.

Jerrico_Usher
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on 01/03/2013

Thanks Paul/Sam... I'll have to play with it... what did you think of the concept they talked about where the computer camera will monitor if your slouching or in a taxing position (head tilted too much etc...) and it turning your monitor off until you correct it!


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Sheri_Oz
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on 01/04/2013

 

Jerrico_Usher: 01/03/2013 - 07:29 PM

Thanks Paul/Sam... I'll have to play with it... what did you think of the concept they talked about where the computer camera will monitor if your slouching or in a taxing position (head tilted too much etc...) and it turning your monitor off until you correct it!

If my computer did that, I'd get rid of it.

While I agree it is good to be conscious of the way we sit (and for how long), I don't think I'd want my computer disciplining me.


Jerrico_Usher
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on 01/04/2013

LOL technically it's just software and hardware nagging you :) ... No need to get rid of it, just remove the software. I have been trying to figure out how to make my computer into a fitness machine/computer so I have to actually power it by peddling for 5 minutes (to get an hour charge allocated of computer time so not literally powered but metered) haha... then I'd have to take breaks and exercise 


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Sheri_Oz
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on 01/04/2013

Now THAT sounds like a wonderful idea - but I think your fitness goal is kinda low - 5 minutes pedalling to get 1 hour of computer time?  You won't burn many calories or build muscle much at that rate! 

When you figure out how to do that, let me know - you may make a fortune on an idea like that!


Jerrico_Usher
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on 01/04/2013

5 minutes is just the first phase, the longer you spend on the computer the more intense your workout, then it drops back to 5 minutes, and if you work out extra you get more time the next day, perhaps a reward system for more cardio?

It's funny to think about but I've been seriously trying to figure out a way- one would be a treadmill usb'd into your computer and software that would essentially crunch the treadmill (most have onboard computers so there's a way to hack into them) data with productivity data... I smell a kickstarter project brewing... imagine you can create it and other people will pay for it... rewards can be apps, schematics  videos, and ultimately the controller that links the computer to the exercise equipment... even if it's tedious to use it would be fun to make and put in the computer museum lol...

It would look something like this:

(that's actually a toy that your typing speeds up making work fun :)

Sheri_Oz: 01/04/2013 - 11:09 AM

Now THAT sounds like a wonderful idea - but I think your fitness goal is kinda low - 5 minutes pedalling to get 1 hour of computer time?  You won't burn many calories or build muscle much at that rate! 

When you figure out how to do that, let me know - you may make a fortune on an idea like that!

 


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