On August 16th it will be one year since I’m in California. I thought I should celebrate it accordingly and tried to come up with a brilliant idea to reflect the adventures of one year! To be honest, my creativity was a bit slow motion, so I decided to make use of the CASE methodology I came across on Tim Heuer’s site. CASE = Copy – Always – Steal – Everything;)
There’s a detailed outline on how to work with Andrea Mosaic and Deep Zoom Composer on Donavon West’s blog based on his incredible Deep Zoom Obama sample. Therefore I will simply just list my own development steps:
Collect lots of images I took over the last year and resize them all to 500 pixel width; to work with a smaller filesize.
Create a collection in Andrea Mosaic (cool tool!)
Select a picture that will be converted into a mosaic made up of all my pictures in the collection
Import pictures to DeepZoom Composer and work on the composition
Export composition as a Silverlight Project with the help of Deep Zoom Composer
Upload Project to Silverlight Streaming
Test(!) and then embed in Blog, web page etc.
As I’m pretty busy getting ready for Irvine Digigirlz Camp this week, I didn’t do any adjustments to the output XAML or any fancy additions in Expression Blend. Even the HTML page I created is as simple as it could be…
I absolutely enjoyed every minute being in San Francisco, that’s why I chose an image of the Victorian Houses at Alamo Square as my mosaic picture. The original image includes many colors, which made it easier to integrate image tiles of different base colors into the mosaic. That’s just a detail I discovered after some trial+error.
The collection includes pictures from various places in California plus Las Vegas, even though that’s not in California. Yet it was a part of this year’s adventures! There are also some tracks leading to a potential foodie; but how would I know? 🙂
I’m just there at the upper floor with my rental piano or do I gaze out of the window on second floor?
HEY; do you see me there?!?