We've recently launched our new web playground, Dragon Labs. It's both a way for us to give back to the community with some tutorials and resources, and to show off prototypes for things that we've been developing and experimenting with.
Some of our latest releases are a script to add gradients to text, a glowing login form and our technique for fading buttons as seen on this site.
Anand does all of the major design work and runs Dragon Interactive. While he's not working on projects for Dragon Interactive, he likes to write on his blog, take photos, watch episodes of Leverage, and practice magic tricks.
Codenamed "Solstice," this first version of Dragon Interactive was launched on the last day of 2007.
This is the first site to implement Codename Rainbows, one of our latest technologies to apply scalable gradients, shadows and highlights on the fly. It can be seen in the header and footer text.
We had originally developed a complex motion engine to use in our site headers. Ultimately we decided not to implement it in favor of smoother animations and decreased processing load. Here's one of our concepts that was used in the launch countdown. This was also why we originally implemented the loading bar system, but felt that was worth keeping anyways.
We are fans of the Silk iconset by Mark James and feel it is easily the most comprehensive and versatile set of icons out there. We've used it in many of our major projects.
We acquired this domain name last year when we decided to switch to the name Dragon Interactive. Before that, it used to be a slightly shady site with some not-so-appropriate Dragonball Z characters. This isn't generally an issue, but we've recieved a few reports that we're still being blocked by certain networks—especially in places like schools and libraries.
If you find the site being blocked, there's a fresh mirror of the site at http://dragon-interactive.com which should work. It might not have the latest content and recent changes, but should work if the main site happens to be blocked.