Adventures in Website Design && Development – 3/20/14

As a practicing and learning Website designer && developer, I come across many Website creation related tools, examples, demonstrations, and concepts. When possible, I try to use these elements in my own work. Adventures in Website Design && Development documents my many findings and passes them along to you. In this way, we both are on an adventure to become better website designers and developers.

After a hard days work of programming, debugging, researching, tech support, and what have you, it is good to unwind and relax a bit. Unlike previous installments, everything listed has no practical or useful role in development. Rather, everything is purely for fun. Today, we are going crazy for push buttons!

Please note that most of the following sites are built using Flash Player, and therefore will not work on mobile devices. Sorry about that, but there is nothing I can do to change them. 😦 However, I will point out which ones are mobile-friendly. I am a mobile user too, after all. πŸ™‚

Everything buttoned down and ready to go? Good! Be sure to have your Jetsons button pushing fingers reading. You will be pushing a lot of buttons. πŸ˜›

When you object to or dislike some action or event (LEGO Simpsons), the universal reaction is a “Nooo!” Rather than typing a long string of no yourself, simply paste a link to and let Darth Vader say it for you on this mobile-friendly site.

In the same token, when you excited or really happy about something (Benny’s spaceship from The LEGO Movie in set form), link to and let this classic internet meme help you rejoice. &&

While the previous two buttons were closely related, these next two buttons are similar only because the same person created them.

As so aptly stated on the site, Drama Button is “for all of life’s unnecessary drama!” A click on the button commences the most famous “drama” music that was ever produced.

Meanwhile, Hiyoooo! can be used as an alternate form of greeting towards whomever you wish. Unlike the other buttons, you will want to use this one sparingly. It gets annoying fast. πŸ˜‰

Old Spice Solstice

Do you like exploding stuff using large explosions? Old Spice has you covered. At the push of a button, you dramatically explode various objects, with it climaxing by previously blown up (or so you thought) objects blowing up yet again, but all at the same time.

Please explode responsibility. Do not attempt. Site is merely a dramatization.


You will probably remember this HTML5 project of mine from the first of this month. Originally, I was planning on writing about it here, but I split it into a separate post for obvious (and good) reasons. I make mention of it here because A LANDSLIDE HAS OCCURRED was actually inspired by the buttons above. The first time I came across Drama Button was by searching if such a button existed. I did this because I had been wanting to write my own button but had no inspiration. Soon after finding Drama Button and Hiyoooo, I got the idea of LEGO Rock Raiders. Thus, A LANDSLIDE HAS OCCURRED. You can get full details on the announcement post. πŸ˜‰

Are your fingers tired yet from all the button pushing? Perhaps we need to call in Rosie the Robot to push them for you. πŸ˜› I will have more development and production-quality stuff next week, so stay tuned! Also, if you have not taken my survey from earlier this month, please take five minutes right now to truthfully complete it. It really will help me out with this series. πŸ™‚