Archive for April, 2011

Mashing it up

Tuesday, April 12th, 2011

Krantz and Sheldon architectural images meets Google StreetView

With LibraryHack and the State Library of WA day of hack approaching, I needed a demo, a quick look at the datasets that the State Library of WA made available. I settled on the Krantz and Sheldon architectural photographs. As this was a small set of photos, I did not have to search through a whole collection of 50,000 images looking for a suitable theme, as this dataset already had a theme, the work of Krantz and Sheldon in Perth in the 1960s and 1970s. Fortunately most had some basic geolocation data, such as addresses.

The original concept was to produce an animation, using CSS3, HTML5 and javascript, showing the Krantz and Sheldon photographs alongside the current Google Streetview. I have not had the chance to animate the sequence yet …

Overflow: hidden and border-radius

Monday, April 11th, 2011

aka a square peg in a round hole

When I was creating the Krantz and Sheldon architectural photographs meets Google Streetview mashup, (more posts to follow on that). I decided that as the Krantz and Sheldon archive was from the sixties that instead of rectangular images, the images should be circular, which should of been a piece of cake using border-radius CSS3 property. As the dimensions …