ASCII Browser Compositions (2012)

a series of experiments using HTML and CSS to display ASCII drawings as complex compositions rendered by the web browser. an exploration of potentials for the display of typographic characters as aesthetic marks.

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A series of experiments using HTML and CSS to display ASCII drawings as complex compositions rendered by the web browser. An exploration of potentials for the display of typographic characters as aesthetic marks.

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Through the repetition of ASCII drawings as preformatted text in HTML, CSS is used to arrange, rearrange, and reorient the drawings. In keeping with the tradition of ASCII art, the drawings maintain their accessibilty - they can be copied/pasted directly from the browser or within the source code which also includes the styles used to generate the display. Initially the series contains for experiments along these lines and future works will expand on this initial investigation.

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