I’ve been happily using Momentile since the new year to document my life in pictures on a daily basis (when I don’t forget to upload a picture, that is). I was particularly pleased, then, to hear from the site’s creator, Derek Balmer who asked if I’d be interested in illustrating a cheeky image to greet users visiting the site with the buggy and outdated Internet Explorer 6.
Derek knew just what he wanted—icons of all the major browsers having a party and not inviting IE6. He also suggested a treehouse might be a good idea, and I agreed; the height of the treehouse made for a easy-to-read visual cue that IE6 was not where he wanted to be.
I did a quick doodle in my sketchbook, and though it usually takes me a few tries to find an ideal layout, I knew right away this one was going to work.
So here’s the refined sketch that I showed the client:
And then, the final piece, which you can see at a higher resolution over at Flickr:
It was an incredibly fun job to work on, and having experienced the difficulties firsthand of trying to build a website that renders properly in all browsers, I hope no one ever has to see it.
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