Sites we like – #2

By Beth Hazon, Managing Director
02/06/2017

This week we’ve got a pensioner’s eye view of East London, a step-by-step ‘how-to’ for electronic music production, the new ‘Despicable Me’ site and much more. Some really interesting work and another great week of websites. We’re sure you’ll agree.

Remember: A lot of the sites we’ll be sharing use experimental web technologies. To see them at their best, be sure to use an up-to-date browser. We viewed them all in Google Chrome.

1. 86½ Years

A unique piece of photojournalism, 86½ years tells the story of Joe, an East London pensioner, through eye-tracking technology, interactive design and photography. Thoughtfully put together, the site is a lovely way of bringing this story to life.

https://www.86andahalfyears.com/

2. Despicable Me

Made to promote Despicable Me 3, this site is a masterclass in micro-interactions. With some subtle 3D and warp effects on scroll, well crafted animations on hover and more, every little detail is considered and it shows.

http://www.despicable.me/

3. Learn Music

A full site dedicated to learning how to make music with interactive drum machines and sequencers to practice what you learn. Need I say more?

https://learningmusic.ableton.com/

4. 7up

What this site lacks in usability it makes up for in creativity. Illustrations animate about the page as you move around the site, with some laid-back House music to complete the summer vibes. A little disorientating but who cares? It looks amazing.

http://www.7up.nl/7up

5. Terrazas

Finally, a site that’s just simply nice design. Bespoke icons, lovely typography, subtle use of textures and great photography. Classy and understated, it showcases this high-end wine brand perfectly.

https://www.terrazasdelosandes.com/en/

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