Humanoid Art Lab

Web App: Humanoid Art Lab

A web app created with PHP and Javascript that allows customers to build, save, share, and purchase custom wakeboards.

Web App: Humanoid Art Lab

Originally intended for Flash, this web app eventually saw the light of day using the power of PHP and jQuery. This web app allows customers to create their own board graphics.  After creating the graphics, they can then save, share and purchase the board. This app was extremely complex to build, and there are so many variables taking place. Deciding not to use Flash really brought the creativity out of me. For example, rotating graphics, which is simple in Flash, all of the sudden had to be rethought using Javascript.  Eventually, I created a jQuery plugin that used the jQuery UI Slider to switch between various rotated images of the same graphical asset. Other challenges included having to be able to change the size, color, and scaling of text.  At the end of the day, I used a text-to-image PHP script, and plugged it into the app using AJAX.