Kinetic TypographyA java library from folks at CMU provides an infrastructure for kinetic typography. There's an authoring tool under development.
I've been pondering a Flash or DHTML library for animating text for a while. Dating back to the Janus commercials of a few years ago, I've admired the impact of dynamically presented text. While RSVP may never take off for general reading, it is an suitable technique for short text presentations.
In the "hopin" demo, word presentation duration is set based upon the square root of word length with extra time for punctuation. In my DHTML presentation of the Mozilla.org mission, crafted for the 1.0 launch, I used a similar technique. The sqr root approach is superior to mine, but the right way to do this is based upon word frequency.
Link discovery via RoBlog. Dynamic typography is a standard design class exercise, see my stuff from spring '03 visual communication class.
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