while browsing some ... ahem... adult sites I stumbled accross site graphics, which obviously combined geotargeting with on-the-fly image generation in a way that the ... ahem... "lady" showed a legal pad with the "handwritten" notice "I luv [name of my current town]". A quick test with a proxy server confirmed that it was in fact a new "writing" for each geographical location.
While I know how geotargeting works, I wonder what compenents, skripts and tools are necessary to give the impression of handwritten signs while at the same time being fully automatically generated.
P.S. No, I don't want to use it for a pr0n site :-) P.P.S. Honestly
It sounds like it's essentially Flash -- an extension of an application like sIFR -- where you just use some additional scripting to plug in the location text. I am not enough of a Flash guy to know how to program the animation part, but I assume it can be done relatively easily with actionscript.
Msg#: 2265 posted 10:28 am on Jan 11, 2006 (gmt 0)
Yep! I found a few "handwriting" fonts on the web, and I talked to my PHP guy and he basically said "piece of cake". It needs a bit of adjusting with angles, saturation etc. but once this is set, everything else runs on automatic. Since I have road-signs in mind, this should be fairly easy.
Now I need to research on the geotargeting component...