Friday Focus 12/24/10: Scroll & Peekaboo
Merry Christmas Devlounge readers! This week’s Friday Focus features designs that tell awesome stories with scrolling and now-you-see-it-now-you-don’t effects.
Designs of the Week
I really don’t have much to say about this except that it’s so addictive! The animations and illustrations are fantastic. This is just a “coming soon” website, but I don’t want them to change it when the product officially launches.
Predominantly black and white/gray so the colors from the portfolio stand out. Love the carnival theme and its rich ornate typography.
A lot of nice things at play here: lovely layering, social media hidden until hovered over, infinite scrolling, translucency, custom type everywhere, and a completely fluid layout. It’s an edgy approach to web-based magazines.
Simpler than the others but equally impeccable, with abundant amounts of whitespace. The embossed effect of the logos in the footer is a very nice touch.
Besides the excellent mailbox animation, I really like the card previews. It’s interesting how the add to cart buttons have both plus and cart icons in them.
This site reads like a vertical storybook, with captions changing for each screenful. The “why is this important?” section is also a nice implementation of the ordered list.
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