With its flying pigs,
bouncy clouds, and springy flowers, this site is undoubtedly
the most irreverent and amusing site I’ve had the
pleasure to review. Sonia has mixed delightful imagery with
an unconventional user interface to create a site that is
so entertaining to use that I find it difficult to stop
clicking – visiting and revisiting sections just to
Sprays of flowers erupt into a meadow, parachuting pigs
fly together in formation, and informative clouds bounce
onto the screen – all produced by programmatic motion.
Contrasted to the cartoonish interface, the site also contains
fantastic, and sometimes disturbing, photographs. The juxtaposition
of realism and whimsy works, I think primarily because the
palette used for each of the content is very clear and distinct;
the photographs contain a muted, limited palette while the
rest of the site is vibrant and rich.
Sonia’s usage of Flash is impeccable. While math
and programming are used to enhance the site, they aren’t
used frivolously. The attention to detail is superb. Even
when launching photos in popup windows, a loading screen
is provided via a Flash shell. This meticulousness puts
this experimental site over the top into the realm of brilliance.