It would be great to use this idea for something like default avatars. Not necessarily flags, but putting them together in a similar way.
Yeah - That's a cool idea.
This is cool, but it took me a while to understand that the "demo" isn't actually a demo at all but one of those scroll-based animations.
This is actually a great illustration of how not to use that interaction pattern, so in addition to the product itself that makes two reasons to check out this site ;)
Agreed. I was 'stuck' at that point on the site. Took me a while to figure out what was happening.
This is interesting and pretty fun, but what's the use case?
Other than some fancy dingle dongles on your site...
exactly. doesn't seem very practical. you can't even recreate most country's flags.
Yeah, why create stuff? Right?! I started out writing a lot of clichéd and pretentious (and not very strung together) words about art, making memories and recording fragments of thoughts and feelings and never to stop learning. But, I think the most important thing is:
Keep making things.
... especially fancy dingle dongles.
Yeah - That's a great point Daniel.
Thanks for the reminder.
As a product designer and someone who's always identified more with engineering than art, this is definitely something I lose sight of often. I constantly look for reasons in things.
Cheers to fancy dingle dongles.
Glad you took it the right way. In hindsight I sounded quite arrogant / mean. That was never my intention!
Daniel, I completely agree with your sentiment. Make things! Always.
However, in this instance, I can't think of a use case where I would need/buy this particular product (it does cost money right?).
I think the engineering of this is amazing and would love to see other incarnations of this idea, as others have stated, for avatar or icon design.
Have an upvote! I agree - hard to see a use case, but on the other hand. Maybe we ain't the target audience? Check their FAQ, they seem to be quite the vexillologists and vexillologists may find these interesting.
Not sure on how big that audience is tho... So maybe not a "I'm rich, bitch"-kinda situation. :) $25 is not a huge amount and I'm willing to pay it just to play with it!
Nice, not sure i'd use it beyond experimentation however.
Was a tad put-off by the name. Reminds me of the terrible Microsoft product SongSmith - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3oGFogwcx-E
Possibly one of the most wonderfully awkward ads in existence
Very cool. Agree though that I was bashing out type on my keyboard for ten seconds before I realized it was a scrolljacked animation, and not a true demo.
I really like the idea of creating complex graphical patterns just by typing out a sentence. Really neat idea. Maybe not so useful in current form but imagine an entire icon-font that worked like this were you could combine different colored elements and create new icons.