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Before the dot-matrix display marched to victory, segment displays could be found everywhere in everday life. These days their use is limited to areas where the point is to be able to read numbers quickly (e.g. clocks, meters and gauges). This segment display realized using JavaSript and a <canvas> element comes with source code, can be designed online and be used freely for your own projects.
During the early days of the Web background patterns were a popular means of sprucing up the pages on a website. Back then every webmaster had their own collection of more or less tasteful backgrounds. The patterns presented here stem from that time and can be tried out right away.
They have been known to mankind for over 4000 years. The 5 Platonic solids are perfect regular solids whose faces consist of equiangular and equilateral polygons of equal size.
Who doesn’t know what it’s like to wait for a train? The time refuses to go by yet the eyes stay glued to the second hand on the Station Clock. Slowly, steadily, the hand travels around the clock, then comes to a halt on the 12. For a brief moment time seems to stand still, but then the minute hand leaps forward and the second hand’s rotation starts all over again. Why this occurs and how you can display a completely individual station clock on your website can be read here…
An animated depiction of the nearly 4-meter-long woodcut “Metamorphosis II” by Maurits Cornelis Escher. Escher created 3 printing plates comprised of up to 23 parts to accomplish the elaborate printing process in the colors black, green and brown.
Be your own clockmaker and use this free App to design over 1 million different clock faces. First choose an ambience scenario, then change the clock’s appearance and behavior as desired.
Though the iPhone app “Platonic” might not have any practical application, it is aesthetically pleasing and looks cool on an iPhone. The app displays the 5 Platonic solids tetrahedron, hexahedron, octahedron, dodecahedron and icosahedron. The solids are prerendered in high quality and can be rotated with your fingertip. The app includes a brief historical overview, a compilation of mathematical formulas, a calculator and a group of links.
The App “myReturn” (iPhone-Version and iPad-Version) was made for DONNER & REUSCHEL, a private bank. It can be obtained free of charge at the AppStore, at present only in German, and is targeted towards experienced users who can use the app to graphically illustrate the course of return for indices, commodities and shares, as well as for freely compiled portfolios.
Its origins lie in the dark depths of the Black Forest. Written mention was made of it for the first time in the mid-15th century, and to this day historians dispute who built the first Black Forest cuckoo clock. Abroad the cuckoo clock has become a symbol for Germany. Small factories based in the Black Forest continue to deliver their hand-made clocks all over the world.
The Set Theory Clock, also known as the Berlin Clock, makes use of the principle of set theory to depict the time. The time of day is displayed in a 24-hour format and can be determined by simply adding and multiplying the glowing lights.
Let’s see, at the moment it’s glowing .
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Thanks to Leigh Hoch for the translation.
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