As I mentioned in a previous post, one of the last things we did at Flektor before the company’s abrupt closure was a set of really cool slideshows (and accompanying backend-technology) for MySpace.
I think these slideshows were about as solid as they get: they were fast, they could be embedded in virtually any size and aspect-ratio and still meaningfully reconfigured themselves to look good, they had some sharp, completely procedural visual effects, great error-handling and so on.
By now it’s pretty much clear that these slideshows will never be rolled out, so I decided to post their “remains” here.
Unfortunately the fact that they don’t work without their backend content delivery system prevented me from doing actual Flash embeds (which would have been really nice), so I had to settle for a lousy video-capture of the slides within their test-environment. I did the design, programming and artwork on these ones, including even the icons above which were actually used to select styles within the configuration app. Enjoy.
Update on 10/09: I just found out – pretty much by accident – that these slideshows are now in fact live on MySpace in the “Create Slideshows” option. Well, it took a while, but I guess it’s better late than never. Now you can try them out for yourself.