Windmaker is an ambient weather widget that applies the current wind conditions to (almost) any Web site. Visitors are invited to submit a post code and a Web address. Windmaker uses the post code to fetch live wind conditions for that locale. It then parses the submitted Web site into individual pieces such as text blocks and images. Finally, Windmaker sets these pieces in motion according to the current strength of the wind.
Windmaker was created by Stewart Smith in early 2007 while earning his Master of Fine Arts in graphic design at Yale University. It's been tested in Safari, Chrome, Opera, and FireFox. Stewart has an art / code / graphic design practice called Stewdio and tweets under the name Stewd_io. Recently Windmaker was selected for inclusion in the Talk to Me exhibition curated by Paola Antonelli at The Museum of Modern Art in New York City.
Yes, Windmaker materials are copyrighted. © Stewart Smith 2007, 2008, 2011. All Rights Reserved.
Hint: See the Post code you have in the form field way up there? That's what Windmaker will use to make your blog windy. Change the Post code up there and you'll see the script update automagically down here.
A 'bookmarklet' is a mini-application that is stored in your browser's bookmarks bar. And speaking of bookmarklets, here is a special Windmaker bookmarklet just for you. Drag the "Make Windy" button below to your browser's bookmarks bar. Open another Web site and click your new "Make Windy" bookmark to make that site windy. Really livens up the party.
Hint: See the Post code you have in the form field up there? That's the Post code this bookmarklet will use. Change the Post code up there first, then drag this to your bookmarks bar.
Is your city located outside of the United States? No problem. Rather than a US Post code you'll need to use what's called an International Location ID. How on Earth does one find a city's International Location ID?