Drupal and the Christmas reindeers

December 2016

Having worked on the 2014 animated Countdown to Christmas for Hunt Emerson, it seemed time to give our reindeer tree decorations a chance to move about, so the 2016 calendar invited you to Deck the Tree with them. You could enjoy the animated decorations every day up to December 25th ... and can still open Christmas Day now at this link.

Deck the Tree advent calendar header

We have a lot of reindeers on our Christmas tree every year - a collection which started in 2010 when I constructed the first reindeer advent calendar in Dreamweaver. The next two years saw more experimentation using the benefits of Flash construction for bringing animation into play from clickable links, and also creating alternative files to be seen on mobiles and tablets. Sadly the older Flash files have had to be removed as they are no longer web friendly.

tree-reindeer.jpg  reindeer-in-a-box.gif

Thankfully, using Drupal to construct the calendars it IS possible to develop just one site for Christmas that can be viewed on all sizes of media. Also individual windows CAN be animated with different speed settings and pauses while showing at the same time on the same page. You can see how much difference using Drupal made to the reindeers when you compare old and new calendars. The advent calendars are all accessible from my calendar archive page and there are also links on the other calendar posts.

2019 update: Please note: If you were familiar with any of the earlier artworks at my original workthespace url, I have now completely replaced this with the workspacegraphics domain name.