Recently, I read the Techcrunch post on Qleek Brings Your Music Back In To The Physical Realm. I was wondering how could I apply a similar design and concept with something I am familiar with. There are many creative professionals that still find web development difficult, which deters them from extending storytelling beyond their own medium.
As an experimental concept, a user would be able to create web <DIV> frames utilizing wooden blocks or physical objects in combination with using print photographs. Non-technical creatives would:
- rearrange blocks accordingly
- take a snapshot
- run the app
- create the wireframe without reliant on a web developer.
The arranged blocks would essentially form the shape of the <DIV>. The user could also place photographs on top of the block formations:
You would adjust your phone camera to take a snapshot top-view of the block arrangement, load this image into our web app, and it would generate the HTML <DIV> similar to how Photoshop can cut the image accordingly to generate <DIV>s.
This is primarily useful for creating the home page view seen on the NYTimes or CNN.