Today is Amy’s birthday – which means that I’ve been helping the kids with present making.
Grace’s idea for a homemade birthday card was particularly geeky, so I thought it was worth a quick post.
The idea was that she’d design an e-card, and record a variety of voice clips, which would be played when you clicked on various bits of the card. She did after-school French lessons last term, and she hears some Greek from my mum, so she’s kind of interested in the idea of other languages. So we came up with the idea of a card with a Happy Birthday message in lots of different languages.
It turned out that my multi-lingual efforts to assist her were a bit lame, so I convinced her to scale it down from “Happy Birthday” in dozens of languages to “I love you” in nine langauges. We settled on a design with a bunch of flags – clicking on a flag plays Grace’s voice saying “I love you” in that language.
It looked like this, but click through here for the live version.
It was pretty simple, but I thought I’d share a few comments about how we did it.