Every now and then us developers at Eruditely have a little fun with a frivolous project. This time around it was creating some ASCII art using our own logo. This was actually quite challenging as our logo has a lot of interesting curves and details, which required finding the proper balance in ASCII characters. The more characters we used, the better the level of detail, but this also made the art too large. If we used too few characters then the logo wouldn’t be legible. The trick was finding just the right number of characters to use, to find the best balance between level of detail and size.
We’ve attached some screenshots here to show you how this came out, but it looks even cooler in our source code. Yep, we put this awesome art at the top of all our source code. Just right-click in your browser and select “View Page Source,” and you’ll see the ASCII art at the top. This adds a little fun to our day every time we’re looking at our own code.
To learn more about ASCII art take a look at the Wikipedia link below. You can also create your own ASCII art with a few clicks using an online ASCII art generator. We’ve included two links below for that. These tools will actually create ASCII art for you from any image you want. Of course you can also create ASCII art the “old-fashioned” way, one character at a time! Have fun! =)