Friday Focus 03/02/12: Tentacular
This Friday Focus we’re featuring another animal mascot that’s also growing in popularity: the octopus! Bet you didn’t see that one coming.
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Several subtle animations running here—the clouds, textured waves, and that sliding effect in the centered logo. Unlike the other designs here actually the octopus isn’t featured in a huge way, but it’s equally clever the way it’s holding the background “paper”.
It takes a whole screenful before you can get to the menu, so that’s a little inconvenient but things like these appear to be lax with band and more informal sites.
I like the subtlety to the textures and the playfulness of the design; from text to shapes everything is “gooey” looking. Although I’m a little concerned with the manual scroll between sections. The extra space is there so that there’s a transition when you’re using the left-side navigation, but what if you want to take the navigation into your own hands? Something to consider.
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