Turning web-pages 3D

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10 Responses to “Turning web-pages 3D”

  1. EvilTerran says:

    Firefox has had something very much like this for a little while now – open the Web Dev Inspector (Ctrl+Shift+I, or right-click on a page, “Inspect Element”), then bop the “3D View” button in the bottom-right.

    Although I think original credit for the idea has to go to the people who built the extension that Mozilla decided to include the functionality of.

    And making it work as a bookmarklet must take some ingenuity regardless.

    • MaximumOvertroll says:

      4chan has it as an optional way to view the site.

    • teapot says:

      Hm thats pretty cool… never knew that was in there, though I suspect it’s more for determining if divs are nested correctly than tripping out.

      This is all kinds of cool though. What I’ve noticed is that it seems to work best on sites that aren’t very long or wide as the java seems to use some clever sneakytrick with page scrolling to achieve the effect.

      This site looks pretty good – it even 3d’s the java lightbox script: http://shiryudoh.jp/rie_new3.html

  2. Manipulating the self-described “buggy” 3-D imagery with a mouse somewhat interferes with the intended 3-D experience – a true 3-D experience on the web (or anywhere else) might be voice-controled and might allow the viewer to see different sides, bottoms and tops of an object – something the Cubist painters (Braque, Picasso, Leger…) attempted and succeeded in doing in the early 20th Century. But it is nice to see something different attempted

  3. mobobo says:

    loverly stuff – one I came across recently is http://2012.beercamp.com/ 

    and one of teh v.talented peeps behind it has a wonderful bit of css3 spritey bitmap goodness going on…

    http://attasi.com/labs/picsselz/ 

  4. fergus1948 says:

    Wow! Acid flashback when I tried it on the BoingBoing page!

  5. Bangorian says:

    Not quite ready for prime time I’m afraid.

  6. Kimmo says:

    Anything of this sort will never be ready for prime time, because it’s a retrotweak.

    It’s pretty damn cool.

  7. Dan Hibiki says:

    3d websites? what is this 1998?

  8. IndexMe says:

    But but — the links run away from your mouse pointer when you move toward them! Seriously try to click on the menu items at top of the window. Seriously if Macs have the ultimate in user interface (“infinitely high menu bar”) because you can quickly hit a menu on the edge of the screen, this is like the inverse. It takes longer to acquire a menu (or is it impossible) the more you search for it.
    http://www.codinghorror.com/blog/2006/08/fitts-law-and-infinite-width.html

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