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September | 2012 | NICE!

Monthly Archives: September 2012

Scripturae

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Allowing you to explore old scriptures to show the history of typography. Some innovative navigation and layout allowing you to explore essentially lots of the same thing – but in an interesting and exploratory way. I like how you get an overview of a script which offers highlights before you explore it zoomed in. Really nice and a pleasure to explore.

Created by Les 84.

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DuJour

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Brilliant site for DuJour magazine, a minimal fashion spread. Great use of typography and photography – a real attempt to get that magazine feel on a site – each article has an overview as you scroll down, allowing you to quickly see the photos and read a snippet – when you explore an article the item spreads out to reveal more content. Love the sticky side navigation so it is always accessible – contents and main nav, contents is really useful for such a long site. Works well on tablet too, really modern fresh site which looks and acts great.

Created by Code and Theory.

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Milwaukee Police

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No it’s not a film site or a teaser for a new video game – this is the site of Milwaukee Police News. Another vertical parallax scroller but again a really nice one – incredible to think that this is a site for a government agency – how did they achieve something that is not another bureaucratic legacy design. Love the different layers of depth when you scroll to another section and then the side swiping to reveal more content at that level. It’s the kind of content that people can relate to – statistics about what their local police force is achieving to the most wanted criminals, to basic FAQs such as ‘how do I pay my parking ticket’? Really modern take on a Police website.

Created by Cramer-Krasselt.

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Cadillac ATS vs The World

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Setting Cadillac’s ATS car in different locations all of the world showing the car tackle things such as hand carved tunnels in China or the rough landscapes of Chile. The interface is lovely, really slick with clear distinctions between content and nice transitions. Another vertical parallax scrolling site – but a really good one – full of intelligent scrolling and carousels. What I like is the animation and transitions particularly, all coupled with large full screen images and great assets.

Created by Firstborn and Fallon.

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Track ‘Em, Find ‘Em, Kill ‘Em

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Fun site promoting the movie ‘Expendables 2’. A tongue in cheek guide to the characters, techniques, and weapons seen in the film alongside survival tips, quotes and so on. Love the animated gifs and the descriptions – it’s all essentially a branded Tumblr feed. The art directions is cool, and love the simplicity and the humour.

Created by Watson DG.

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ParaNorman

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Lovely site promoting the new film ‘ParaNorman’. You explore the site through scenes from the movie – through a side scrolling parallax effect – which is really smooth and responsive. There are small little snippets of the film, interactive sections (brushing his teeth, dragging zombies) one of the nicest parts of the site is the responsive nature. On iPad you shake the device to brush the teeth, moving the screen pans the scene, on mobile phones again a different experience. All non-Flash, really smooth, fun, and with incredible attention to detail and accounting for the range of different devices in a really interesting way.

Created by Wieden + Kennedy and Legwork Studio.

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ALB – Golden Chains

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Fun interactive music video for ALB and the track ‘Golden Chains’. Love the idea here – young upcoming artist selling items from the video on eBay and so on – as the video progresses he pushes and throws his belongings out of the video screen and they end up as other windows. Small bits of fun for example at one stage he throws his NES gun which starts a mini version of duck hunt – shoot the ducks to resume the video! All great fun…

Created by CLM BBDO and ACNE.

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Luck

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Site promoting Michael Mann’s new show ‘Luck’ in France. Full screen video backgrounds, fast animations, smooth transitions – all wrapped up in a nice design.  Like the way the screen splits diagonally to reveal the new content…

Created by Hellohikimori.

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Mountain Dew

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Latest site of soft drink Mountain Dew. Really slick animations coupled with full on extreme sports styling is what this site is all about. Love the animations and the way the page splits to open up a section you click on. Really smooth rollovers and Flash-esque transitions, nice design all in all great example of what the latest web technologies can do.

Created by Firstborn.

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