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An animated background that spans the whole page longer than a screenful worth of scrolling needs to be subtle enough; here it’s a shower of pixels from that rainbow fountain at the top. I also like the narrow typeface used on the people featured in the documentary, topping off that movie poster feel.
For the most part, the site is your familiar flat and bento look. But the moving folded ribbon in the hero area is just the right amount of hint at something elegantly interactive, which unfolds to become the background of the menu when you click on it and becomes a fixed navigation bar when you scroll down. Simple but brilliant. Another detail I like: the diamond above the name that also folds just a little when you hover on it.
Homepage heros are the new splash / loading screens, but rather than one big, bold photograph, it’s a bunch of smaller icons that also happen to be animated. It makes for a fun, quirky look that immediately transmits what the brand is about.
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