Ari Bader-Natal

Fancy footerwork

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I've been playing around recently with some modifications to canvas footer on sketches, and I'm now settled on a design that I like. It's modeled loosely on web video players such as and vimeo. I liked how Vimeo hides the controller entirely until you need it, but this turned out to be a bit problematic when the thing being controlled, the sketch, can itself be responding dynamically to mouse events. offered an alternative model, where the controls are outside of the video itself, but are monochrome and minimalist, so as not to distract from the video itself. The other source of inspiration for the design was from the fine folks at dribbble. On hover, shots fade to reveal a nice overlay. Very snazzy:

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