Nicely done feature on 1976design.com blog:
The image displayed across the top of the site (for those using CSS compliant browsers) is a 1600 pixel wide panoramic view from the top of my house, in Dorset. The scene was originally captured as a series of photographs, before being traced in Xara X and Photoshop 7 to produce the cartoony version you (hopefully) see here.
There are forty-nine versions of this panorama, each depicting the same scene under a different weather condition, time of day, and (at night) phase of the moon.
Thanks to an XML feed from weather.com, and some PHP jiggery pokery, the end result is a fairly accurate representation of what I currently see when I look out of my upstairs windows.
Model 404 page too. [via SimpleBits]