Welcome back “Inspirational kick off of the week” fans. We are back for the aptly named “Inspirational kick off of the week” – week 6. Enjoy!

1) Vincent Van Gogh – The world’s first oil painting movie (If it gets the funding that is) – looks amazing.


vangogh
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/438026311/loving-vincent-bringing-van-goghs-paintings-to-lif?ref=discovery

2) sitespeed.io – An open source tool that helps you analyse your website speed and
performance based on performance best practices and metrics:
http://www.sitespeed.io/

3) Davatar – Lifelike drawings of Twitter people by Dan Davies. Nice idea Dan!
davatar
http://www.dan-davies.co.uk/davatar/

4) WebGL – A 3 hours 30 minutes video on the delights of WebGL:
https://developers.google.com/events/5533864957050880/

5) Jeffrey Zeldman and Robin Berjon discuss EME, DRM, the MPAA and the W3C:
http://www.zeldman.com/2014/01/23/big-web-show-%E2%84%96-109-bring-me-the-head-of-tim-berners-lee/

6) A nice interactive animation to music:
tempo

7) GitHub workflow – 5 minute flow chart demonstrating the GitHub workflow:
http://guides.github.com/overviews/flow/

8) Marvel Developer API – Work out which Marvel character you are:
https://plus.google.com/+GerwinSturm/posts/cqyVkUfoDJH
https://github.com/Scarygami/MarvelMatch

9) Vim workflow – A post about optimising your Vim workflow so you use less keystrokes:
http://www.drbunsen.org/vim-croquet/

10) Eye tracking study – A surprising insight from a 200 website eye tracking study
eyetrackinghttp://blog.eyequant.com/2014/01/15/the-3-most-surprising-insights-from-a-200-website-eye-tracking-study/

11) A Javascript engine – and framework that solves HTML 5 performance
http://famo.us/

12) One minute briefs – A fun looking event in Manchester
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/omb-live-tickets-10330309233

13) Einstein – What a man!
http://www.fascinatingpics.com/einstein-quotes/

14) Amazing photography – Its amazing what can be achieved with a camera some Lego and baking powder
Logohttp://petapixel.com/2014/01/30/awesome-miniature-movie-scenes-shot-using-legos-baking-powder/

15) UI examples – A nice collection of UI examples
http://ui-animations.tumblr.com/

16) Earth Wind Map
http://earth.nullschool.net/#current/wind/surface/level/orthographic=-1.79,52.40,3000

17) SHARE IT – Those sharing buttons are getting over used just a little bit these days
http://worldsmostshareablewebsite.greig.cc/