Will McLean
Exercises

The home for design exercises by Will McLean. Please feel free to steal the source code for anything you are doing. Please reference me though so I get a bit of street (virtual street) cred.

You can read about the experiments in my process diary.

Colour by location

Pick a colour based on a locations lat long values relative to a base location. An exercise by Will McLean.

Colour by word

Pick a colour based on the letter values and the quantity of letters in a random word. Developed at Pollen as Pollen Piece. An exercise by Will McLean and Brett Walsh.

Colour grid

A randomised colour grid with various restrictions. An exercise from the book Generative Design, Visualize, Program, and Create with Processing by Hartmut Bohnacker, Benedikt GroƟ, Julia Laub and Claudius Lazzeroni. Adapted here by Will McLean.

Depth Pattern

Add depth to a composition of patterns on mousemove. An exercise by Will McLean.

Fat marker

A fat marker that switches colour on click. Uses paper.js. An exercise by Will McLean.

Flocking

Extension of the flocking example from paper.js examples. An exercise by Will McLean and Hugo Vann.

Image Brush

The best description of this is an image brush. It stacks images on mousemove. Uses the canvas. Click to change image. An exercise by Will McLean.

Random Image Layout

A layout that takes a folder of images and randomises its order, their sizes and their margins. Uses jQuery. An exercise by Will McLean.

Multiple Slideshows

Multiple slideshows that flick though folders of images in order. Used in this instance with images of random objects af the same colour. An exercise by Will McLean and Victoria Koon.

Spraypaint

Spraypaint. A bite from Daniel Givens. Uses paper.js. An exercise by Will McLean.

Vexillology

An experiment in vexillology using css3 animations. Developed at Pollen as Pollen Piece. An exercise by Will McLean.

Zineit

Make images look like it's in a zine using css filter and mix-blend-mode. An exercise by Will McLean.