12 comments

  • Wes OudshoornWes Oudshoorn, 4 years ago

    Mind = blown.

    Cool stuff. Imagine what the publishing world would look like if they focussed all their energy from magazines and built articles like these.

    4 points
    • Ian GoodeIan Goode, 4 years ago (edited 4 years ago )

      You'd have an ad every 300 words and a couple of the points on the map would be stores :)

      I wonder though, the animation is cool, but I was reading the article and found myself not even noticing the animation 90% of the time. Maybe a stepped approach would pace things better.

      2 points
      • Lucas BebberLucas Bebber, 4 years ago

        Oh the animation is tied to the scroll because my intention was exactly not to distract too much from the reading, and serve both as a reference and as a decoration.

        0 points
        • Blake RutledgeBlake Rutledge, 4 years ago (edited 4 years ago )

          first off—really cool. lots of nice details in this. but thats obvious. IMHO (and since this is an experiment) it would be better if just the map motion (re-centering focus area) happened in steps, i.e. when sections change

          1 point
    • Kyle ConradKyle Conrad, 4 years ago

      The New York Times already did: http://www.nytimes.com/newsgraphics/2013/10/13/russia/

      0 points
    • Rick Martin, 4 years ago

      Just viewed the demo on mobile expecting to see a version without the map path.

      Mind = blown x 2

      0 points
  • Tyrale BloomfieldTyrale Bloomfield, 4 years ago

    Holy Indian Jones Batman!

    map video

    0 points
  • Wouter RamakerWouter Ramaker, 4 years ago

    @Lucas why have you chosen to do this with Canvas and not just SVG (and animating the stroke dashoffset for instance)?

    0 points
    • Lucas BebberLucas Bebber, 4 years ago

      Mostly because I could fine-tune performance - I wanted to zoom and move the map around, and SVG performance was not exactly stellar in some platforms.

      1 point
  • Tom WoodTom Wood, 4 years ago

    Awesome. Just a lot of fun. Although the dashed line changes as the map zooms in or out, makes it look animated.

    0 points
  • Ruby ChenRuby Chen, 4 years ago

    THIS IS SO COOL. Thanks for sharing!!!!!! Now I want to make this kind of interactive map for all my trips...

    0 points
  • Vincent MillikenVincent Milliken, 4 years ago

    This is pretty sweet!

    0 points