I am having a positive reaction to this site
for the following reasons....
The bookmark metaphor
The color coded medium identifiers (colored dots, key in the top left)
Getting a nice preview of the work
Navigating with arrow keys
It mimics the experience of walking through a gallery.
It utilizes the wide screen (i have one so I like it)
I'm so so about the audio announcing each artist. As a an English speaker I enjoy hearing how to pronounce the names. It is a bit futuristic and creepy though.
(I found the site via SiteInspire)
I like this site.*
1. The colors and texture are really pleasing and unexpected for a staffing site.
2. I'm a fan of using the main navigation to tell the story. By placing it in the middle of the page what's inside the site is elevated to something worth exploring not just a bunch of links pushed to the side or up in the corner.
This placement allows the eyes to bounce through each navigation label and build a quick understanding of what the site and/or company has to offer.
3. The subtle animations in the hero and the headers of the sub pages are smooth, interesting and add to the experience.
*Yes, there are places it falls apart, especially on some of the internal pages, but I suspect the final comps and interaction plan before development and months of little changes by various business interests, were really great.
i like icons in the navigation. i just do.
this is from Smile & Move.
you should watch the video. pretty neat and refreshing (thanks John)
What is the current standard for showing where you are and were you can go? This site (which is lovely by the way) uses the bright yellow to show to show active links. But while I was there my mind kept getting really confused. I expected the place I was to be highlighted and even though I realized what the convention was I couldn't quit making mistakes as I navigated around.
What do you think?