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Web Flags Summer School 2012

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By Federica Bardelli, Nadia Dresscher, Sabine Niederer, Tommaso Renzini, and Charlotte Webb

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Web Flags Summer School 2012

  1. 1. Web FlagsCreating flags of the EuroWebs Federica Bardelli, Nadia Dresscher, Sabine Niederer, Tommaso Renzini, Charlotte Webb DIGITAL METHODS SUMMER SCHOOL 2012 Barcode of Europe, OMA, Rem Koolhaas
  2. 2. Flags as National Symbols
  3. 3. Flags as objects ofsubversion and criticism
  4. 4. Flags as objects ofsubversion and criticism
  5. 5. Flags as design challenge
  6. 6. Flags as Cultural Symbols Food Flags, ads for the Sydney International Food Festival, October 2009
  7. 7. What would these flags look like when using webby metrics?
  8. 8. “Blue is still the mostpredictable color on the web” Folksonomy, 2011
  9. 9. the webbier, the bluer? The Colours of the World Wide Social Web, colourlovers.com
  10. 10. Can we find culturally specific palettes,by looking at the top websites percountry? Is every country’s top web
  11. 11. Step 1: Fetch a listof EuropeanccTLDs (countrycode Top LevelDomains).Step 2: Compare tothe list of localGoogle versions.Result: list of 27
  12. 12. (use yourStep 3: For each researchcountry of the browser!)list, query the e.g. for Italy, go to:local google for www.google.itthe top 20 and query:websites. site:.it for France, go to
  13. 13. Colour Picking RulesInstall Colourzilla for Firefox or GoogleChrome.Choose 2 colors for each homepage:1. if theres website header: color of header2. if theres no header: color of the logo/brand inside the page3. if theres no logo: color of backgroundand color of the font color
  14. 14. Spreadsheet of country colour codes
  15. 15. Color Couples: Country-specific Web Palettes
  16. 16. P O R T U G A LS P A I NA N D O R R AI C E L A N DR E P U B L I C O F I R E L A NF R A N C EU N I T E D K I N G D O MB E L G I OS W I T Z E R L A N DI T A L YN E T H E R L A N D SG E R M A N YN O R W A YD E N M A R KA U S T R I AS W E D E NC R O A T I AB O S N I AH U N G A R YF I N L A N DL I T H U A N I AG R E E C EE S T O N I A
  17. 17. Creating a Web flagBlurred palette of France
  18. 18. Web flag of France
  19. 19. Further research and context Goethe, Farbenkreis zur Symbolisierung des menschlichen Geistes- und Seelenlebens, 1809.
  20. 20. Not only are colours culturally specific.... so is their meaning.
  21. 21. ...and so is the meaning of colours when occuring in flags
  22. 22. P O R T U G A L S P A I N A N D O R R A I C E L A N D R E P U B L I C O F I F R A N C E U N I T E D K I N G D B E L G I O S W I T Z E R L A N D I T A L Y N E T H E R L A N D S G E R M A N Y N O R W A Y D E N M A R K A U S T R I A S W E D E N C R O A T I A B O S N I A H U N G A R Y F I N L A N D L I T H U A N I A G R E E C E E S T O N I Athank you!

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