After watching a Bret Victor talk we (@enjalot and @mrejfox) got inspired to bring creators closer to their mediums through interactive code.
In order to stay on the same page EJ and I wanted a way to incrementally build on each other’s work. While we worked together, ideas and possibilities were in no short supply, the trick was working out how to implement them. We wanted a fast way to pass a single piece of work back and forth until it reflected what we wanted to see.
We wanted a way to explore all of these new standards and try out their myriad features. Furthermore, EJ had stronger experience as a visual designer and I had stronger experience as a programmer so we were learning different areas of this brave new world. Tributary helped us share our discoveries. Here's some other ways Tributary has been used in the past year. If I forgot your project, email me and I'll add you!
He also uses it to prototype visualizations and app components for Lever http://tributary.io/inlet/3791303
@enjalot uses tributary to live code d3 tutorial videos dot enter dot append
@zeffii ended up winning