We need a jigsaw puzzle for our online workshops we teach.
It MUST be "Apple" cool.
I like the interaction of the National Geographic puzzles here: [url removed, login to view] Click on a picture and watch how it works. I expect that you will only take this project on if you can do something like that.
In addition, this is not a typical puzzle; the puzzle is actually two puzzles in one. See uploaded power point file for an example. We have a physical puzzle we currently use in our workshops that participants have to put together in a timed competition. The first puzzle that is "inside" the other puzzle has flat edges on the outside. Once that puzzle is complete there are "extra" puzzle pieces left over. Most think they have been given too many pieces that don't belong to their puzzle. However, if they put the other pieces together they see that these additional pieces wrap around the "outside" of the first puzzle. When completely put together, the puzzle has jagged edges on the outside rather than flat edges. We'd like to convert this to an "e" activity or an online activity.
By online, we want to post it on our website and direct on-line workshop participants to put it together during the workshop in a timed competition. We don't want any indication how much of the puzzle is complete (completion percentage). We do want a timer. Multiple people will be accessing this at the same time. It has to work without people having to download software to their computer. We want to be able to use any image we may choose in the future.
I want it written in a common language that is easy to find someone who could work on it and change it for us in the future. Our CMS system we use for our website is Drupal.