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Design Focus: Stories To Tell

Some of the best-designed websites have brilliantly crafted illustrations, animations, and copy that come together to create a new world which you can explore and journey through. Let’s the turn the page and journey through these online stories.

Design Focus: Interactive Music & Film

Enjoy the holiday season with these clever interactive music videos right in your web browser.

Design Focus: Assembly Line

An apparatus that puts products together and transports them for export and consumption is the main element in this week’s featured designs. Interestingly enough they’re not done in the stark, industrial way they hail from.

Design Focus: Animate by Scrolling

I’m a much bigger fan of this effect than straight-up parallax: using fixed backgrounds and illusions done by layering images to produce clever animations, all triggered by scrolling the page.

Design Focus: Sliding Backgrounds

This week’s featured designs are a new round of subtly moving backgrounds for the year. Check out how the trend has evolved here.

Design Focus: Deconstructed Sliders

Our featured designs for the week contain slideshows that don’t just animate a page of content at a time, but breaks down each into their components, then animate them into the viewport one at a time.

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.

Friday Focus 02/10/12: Final Frontier

This week on Friday Focus, we’re exploring outer space. Get ready to blast off!

Friday Focus 02/03/12: Scrolling & Sliding for Good

Happy February Friday Focus! Our featured websites of the week highlight informative, for-good topics in a vertical storytelling format.

Friday Focus 01/06/12: Look Alive!

Our first Friday Focus for the New Year is all about animated designs, a bit on the subtle side but sure to pique your interest nonetheless.

Friday Focus 12/23/11: Happy Holidays!

It’s that time of the year once more, so let’s soak up some Christmas cheer with these designs. Happy Christmas Friday Focus!

Friday Focus 12/09/11: Hello, My Name Is

This week’s featured designs business card websites, some of them looking literally like cards containing contact information of their owners. That means very minimal layouts but still all compelling experiences.