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by cbisl

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Preservation Efforts

Flash has gone but Doodlelong has returned online with some compromises.

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Website address change

Doodlelong.com is moving to the Frosty Badger website.

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8 Years and Still Doodling

It has been 8 years since doodle #1 started it.

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About

The idea of doodlelong came about at a barbeque in October 2006. It was hatched by Rob Smith and Dominic Manley. A few days later Dominic was looking for an excuse to experiment with Open Laszlo (a framework for creating Flash apps) so he set to task developing an early prototype.

About a month later, the first version of doodlelong was ready and deployed online. And then on 27th November 2006, a friend, Chris Armstrong (aka stretch1974), posted the link to various forums and social media where it went viral. In the first two days the doodlelong website received more than 20,000 unique hits, around 7000 doodles were submitted and the website served over 14Gb of traffic.

After its brief moment of fame, traffic gradually pittered down but the doodles continue to trickle in to this day. Several regular artists have really impressed us by drawing some very creative doodles. One artist in particular deserves a mention: Brice. Look out for his and many other doodles worthy of notice in the highlights area on the homepage.

In early December 2006 it was discovered that as a by-product of the way doodlelong stores artist pen movements, it is possible to recreate each doodle as an animation! An example of this was first posted to YouTube. You can checkout other videos of doodle animations and a guide for recreating them yourselves on our videos page.

The doodlelong website was originally located at www.doodlelong.com. It has moved several times since then. Dominic continues to try and keep the story and website maintained online.

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Contacts

If you'd like to contact us for any reason regarding doodlelong, please send e-mails to dominic@dominicmanley.com.