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January 30, 2015

Filed under: journalism»new_media

Bowled Over

While we've still got plenty of interesting projects in the works, the Seahawks rampage into the Super Bowl has pretty much taken over the News Apps budget at the Seattle Times this week. As a result, we've got some interesting interactives you might have seen:

  • The Seahawks personality quiz and I-90 trivia quiz were put together by a new member of the team, and proved extremely popular. I suspect we'll be working on a <pop-quiz> web component soon enough as a result.
  • Top 12 Moments of the Seahawks season was a super-fast project that I tossed together this week, collecting the favorite plays of our knowledgeable football pundits along with some of our best sports photos.
  • (update: Jan. 30) Super Bowl Pick'em improves on our serverless infrastructure from the fan map to let people make their own score predictions (and read predictions by columnists and celebrities) even while hosting on S3.
  • (update: Jan. 30) Super Bowl Matchups is another scroll-oriented presentation, this time focusing on comparisons between the coaches, quarterbacks, and cornerbacks who are playing on Sunday. After this, I don't want to see another parallax layout until July.
Additionally, you may have seen that the Seahawks have launched I'm In, a fan map that bears a suspiciously close resemblance to our Hawks fan map. Personally, I prefer to think that since imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, a page like that is just Richard Sherman's way of letting me know how great I am.

More to come, obviously, as the road to the Super Bowl continues! Or, as Marshawn Lynch would say, "Yeah."

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