Design Inspiration #5
Welcome to the 5th installment of the Design Inspiration series, a regular selection of recent sites that have caught our eye for their aesthetic and technical brilliance.
Site 1: wacom.com
I really like this new bright, bold design from Wacom. The product pages are particularly impressive, with some great imagery combined with great design, smooth scrolling and subtle transitions.
Site 2: burton.com
I used to be a very keen snowboarder, but these days I usually just get on my board for one week each winter. However, I still like to keep up to date with some of the latest gear and news. Burton release a new website each year, in line with the launch of their latest products. Their website is always packed full of great content including product info, videos, photos and news stories. It's also easy to use, has a nice clean design and works well on a range of devices and screen sizes.
Site 3: philiphousenyc.com
This elegant design for Philip House is another responsive site. I think the fixed left hand menu works really well and the high quality imagery really gives the site a prestigious feel.
Site 4: play-dot-to.com
You can "have a whale of a time" with this fun little dot to dot game. Simply join all of the dots in numerical order before the time runs out. There are only 5 levels, but it's good fun if you have a few minutes spare.
Site 5: kitkat.com
Google recently announced that the next Android smartphone operating system will be called "KitKat" (a partnership between the two companies). This promotional website (KitKat 4.4) pokes fun at other smartphone companies like Apple, with tech specs, product imagery, accessories and even a promotional video. The website itself is one of the best examples of a scrolling websites I've seen.
Site 6: uppbroadgatepark.com
Broadgate Park is a student accommodation complex in Nottingham. I found it refreshing for a site of this nature to not only be responsive, but well made, informative and easy to use.