GIFs by Charles Westerman, based on ones I posted earlier (these are enlarged and may fuzz out on Macs, too bad)
Westerman's web page is here.
Update: The fuzziness that was once only a problem for hapless Mac users has now spread to Firefox 3. By default the command to enlarge an image now means "tastefully fuzz out for the rubes."
Update 2: After all browsers including IE 8 and Firefox 3 followed the inferior Apple "involuntary anti-aliasing" model I decided to remake these GIFs as they were originally seen on non-Apple computers.
Hey, Tom. We picked a nice warm day to come by and see the show in person!
Hi, Barry and James, in case you're still in the gallery. (Or even if you're not.)
our condition is that the web is read with multiple browser interpretations. there is no one "right" mode available. im not being mac defensive, just accepting the plurality at this time. of course sharp is better. "best viewed on..." ok, but not "too bad...".
I always like gigging Mac because it's supposed to be the premiere artist and graphics computer but it can't read the most basic file command correctly. If they fix it, I'll stop.
"Too bad" is also preemptive because, as you know, someone inevitably asks "is it supposed to be fuzzy?" implying I'm doing something wrong.
I bring up the issue on other pages, too.
you know i bought this cat at the pet store and it wont bark. damn cat.
browser=device that tastefully fuzzes out all text and images
are you saying safari is the yacht rock of browsers?
I've watched 1-3. I like how Donald Fagen only talks gibberish and Walter Becker has to interpret for him.
DOWN WITH NON_BARKING CATS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Capitals and exclamation points aren't necessary. Bill and I have been having this argument for about four years (since he got his Mac).
"Rectilinear, yet vertiginously cheerful..." J. Saltz
In a way, I see GIFs, HTML, etc. as an extension of Sol LeWitt's "instructions". In the process of creating an image, a set of instructions for re-constructing the image is generated. The instructions are generated at a 4th gen level of programming (i.e., using a program that embodies an application specific "language"). The re-construction of the piece is mediated by browsers Because the process/instructions are exposed, the piece can be altered by changing or adding another layer of "instructions".