There was a time when my website, Catheads.net, was littered with crude flash animations that were sometimes humorous and always pointless. Here, we revisit them.
These little gems were among my favorite things to make – little “easter eggs”, I suppose, hidden away behind a clickable logo. The first was literally a Christmas Dream come true, from me to all of you.
Building on the success of that, I created a second button to be used outside of the holiday season.
You may not know this, but once upon a design, my entire homepage consisted of a flash animation showing The Intelligent Baby and a cat chasing a ball of yarn. The navigation bar, since removed, appeared magically on the left. Who and what is The Intelligent Baby? We may never know for sure, and it’s probably better that way.
Experimenting further with The Intelligent Baby and cat design, I produced this piece as a “splash” page for visitors to my homepage. I don’t think it was ever launched.
I become extremely restless and bored with the same old thing. And I’m always looking to improve upon a craft or design. A new change to my homepage featured this new cat with a snazzy written greeting and a clickable logo.
When the dust settled, I started from scratch on my logo, hoping to find some consistency in a mascot or logo. Instead, I found more pointlessness.
And yet, even MORE stupidity, if that’s even possible.
Returning, probably stupidly, to my dream of a homepage made entirely of flash, I prepared something like this for the holiday season. There was some potential here but all the falling snow was choking my Gateway computer and I had to leave it unfinished.
Departing from design, I turned my talents to simple animations, some already featured on this site. For whatever reason, this “Cat on a Fence” had been left behind… until now!
And completely off-topic, a short, live-action film I tried directing, called “Wooden”, was never completed. But the outtakes were compiled on a DVD. This puppet animation introduced the choice between the available movie trailers that had been put together.
In conclusion, Catheads.net has been, and will continue to be, an utterly complete waste of your time and mine. And if that’s still okay with you, then by gum, take my hand, sweetie, and we’ll continue on together.