Every passing day emojis are becoming more and more pervasive and ubiquitous in this digital world of ours: without considering phones and social networks, of course, you can find these cute (or annoying, or silly, whatever) and expressive images in email subjects, physical adv, written notes and, starting a few years back, you can even register a domain using emojis (yes, you can use a smiling cat emoji for your website address, with all the fun and problems it brings along)
Matthew ends his post hinting at the possibilities provided by other character groups, like Braille for example;that got me thinking and I started playing along with url emojis myself, and it was a fun and creative experience indeed!
Braille, for example, is a very interesting set which can be suitable for animations: with enough patience, time and skill you can even code a tetris/space invaders like game, using keys for movements. Results are awesome, as you can see in these examples: Snake, Url Zombies or Sudoku.
Here’s the puny product of my little time of tinkering; if you find it inspiring and want to expand on this I’d be delighted to look at your results 😎
P.S. Mobile visualization sucks, I know - many browsers don’t show enough url to appreciate this; landscape orientation helps but of course you get the best experience by opening the page on your desktop or (maybe) tablet.
Github repo: https://github.com/DamienPirsy/urlemoji