I just realized no explanations of how Mandalagaba came to be were present on this blog. That's unacceptable so here goes.
MandalaGaba was coded by Ben a cold winter day by a fire in a remote location in Vermont. No expectations, just an eagerness to code an online mandala maker that didn’t suck. An amazing Reddit post later and people are passing by everyday creating mandalas on the website.
User feedback was overwhelming. People found MandalaGaba to be a stress-reliever, a creativity enhancer, a cool mandala creator.
Users are given the possibility to save their mandalas, which in turn gives us the possibility to share those mandalas. You can see most of them on our Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/mandalagaba/) and you can view some of our favorites in our "mandalagaba mandalas" gallery present on this website.
To code Mandalagaba, Ben does math. Real math with numbers and things. Absurd stuff that looks like this:
He also doodles math thingies like this:
His 7 year old son Robin even lends a hand:
My name is Robin and am just here to help because I really like what MandalaGaba represents.
We are currently trying to make the website better by redesigning it, adding features and making it more collaborative. We don’t want to overdo it because we are firm believers that simplicity and efficiency beats complexity and overzealous design.
In the previous blog post you can see that we just released a new version of the website.
For people who have any kind of interests in drawing, addictive online thingies, mandalas, digital art, doodling, time wasting and procrastination, please feel free to give MandalaGaba a try.
Don’t forget to let us know what you think.