Opera's "Nokia770: if you had the real thing..." contest
Sunday, December 18, 2005 6:02:08 PM
Previously I thought the deadline was December 15, 2005, and I sent my artwork with GIF images... I realized too late (for that deadline) that gif was not allowed. Then I've figured out that I was wrong, as the deadline really is January 15, 2006, so I've managed to re-work my artwork in order to submit it without breaking the rules, and the artwork itself ;)
The only difference between the two versions is that in the GIF version we have all the animations already activated, while in the PNG version we change the active frame and it starts its animation, stopping all the others. So the GIF version is globally "more animated" than the PNG one, but this not necessarily a good thing as the PNG version better guides the viewer in putting attention to the right frame :)
By the way, here they are both (choose by yourself the one you prefer: I suggest the PNG):
PNG version (838 KB)
GIF version (959 KB)
(funny, the two filesizes are palyndromes for both the versions! :)
Special thanks to:
Diana, Valentina, Fabio, Vito, Mario.
CAN'T BELIEVE IT! I'm not a finalist!!!
The winner has not yet been chosen, you've still time to vote your favourite submission till Monday, January 30th at 3PM CET; the *great* news is that mine can't be found among finalists... So why "GREAT", I hear you're saying?
...yes yes yes...
...wait, I'm reading the message here another time, maybe I was just dreaming again...
no dream... IT'S JUST TRUE!... I'm not a finalist because... THEY'RE GIVING ME THE REAL THING AD HONOREM!!!
There are no good words to express my joy, I want to thank all those of you that were voting for me and those that would eventually have voted for me if I had not obtained victory before the time, thanks to Fabio for his Nokia phone with camera we've used for many of the shots when my digital camera went down of charge, thanks to Vito for some of the shots, thanks to Mario for some other shots he had to take with just one hand cause the right one was under repair, thanks to Valentina for having waited us at the table while we were doing some shots near the entrance, thanks to the other Valentina for having helped me in convincing the shy Diana to pose, and finally very special thanks to shy Diana for having posed for me regardless of all that people in the pub looking at us while taking those shots in apnea-mode with my old digital camera (shutter time is extremely long, so both posers and shotters have to be like statues during the shot ^__^;;
But there are some other people I want to thank very much, they deserve the real big thank-you I can give here: for having pleased me with TWO big gifts, both great pieces of technology and a pleasure to use: now, a Nokia770; and from a so long time, a gift that everyone can "win" if just he wants to download it... the OPERA BROWSER! -- *BIG* thanks for it! :)