My blog looks like this:
So…apparently I talk about DATA, VISUAL and STYLE a fair bit.
It also looks like this:
…but all I see is a potato!?
A good read on the approach (at 30,000 feet) and a bunch of background are on the site. As a .Net developer I sigh a little when comments like this are made:
This would have been completely impossible without the Java platform. (source)
There are actually many ways to do this, .Net certainly not the only alternative to Java. Any development platform that allows access to font metrics would allow for something similar to be developed. I don’t mean to trivialize the work done here, nor to turn to a Java versus .Net debate, the point is that many languages and environments (Flash output from c++ cgi running on Apache, for example) could render similar - if not the same - results.
That said, this is very cool work from a bright mind.