Posts written in April 2008

Bleep Labs

Bleep Labs

The WordPress-powered Bleep Labs site was commissioned by good friend Dr. Bleep himself, purveyor of fine homemade analog synthesizer noise toys. His best-known product is the Thingamagoop, co-designed by cartoon legend Goopy. It’s the beloved device seen above (and more notably seen in MAKE Magazine, boingboing, Wired, and in the hands of some very popular musicians).

I especially enjoyed building the  custom jQuery color picker for the Thingamagoop — it’s lightweight, works in all browsers (including the iPhone), does its best to be accessible, degrades nicely if JavaScript is unavailable, and runs purely off of an XML list of colors currently available.  It also felt great to be working with a product that itself is so nicely designed.