Would love to know peoples thoughts on this.
Wild.as have obviously put a load of effort into making a really nice site with quite a unique navigation and it looks great. Codrops then come along and release pretty much an identical layout and give away the code.
I'm completely for sharing ideas, knowledge and code, but the reality is that now this tutorial has been released, there will be a lot of very similar sites. I just feel kind of bad for the guys at Wild as their originality is now sort of lost.
UPDATE: I see that Wild are fine with this, but what if they were unhappy about it? - https://twitter.com/madebywild/status/482191872782135297
immediatly thought it was Wild inspired ;x But still, it's cool -)
This is how Codrops operates. They copy/sample elements from innovative websites and present them as freebies to the masses. In return they make a commodity out of something that was truly fresh and unique to the industry...
Whether this is good or bad practice is solely up to you to decide. In some cases it forces the real innovators to keep pushing forward with fresh ideas…
Same happened when some guys shared
medium.jsand bam. Every website would become similar to medium.com
Nothing new in our industry. People are going to copy good design. People are copying Medium's parallax effect, Teehan and Lax's navbar, Youtube's loading bar, ect....
I think it's cool that Wild.as took it as a compliment.
Wild's case studies are so amazon. I got completely enthralled in the one about bees, whoa.
Isn't this the problem with patents? Nothing is original to an extent. Many elements on Wild's site weren't invented by them but rather carried over from previous innovative designers.
Props to Wild for embracing it. I'd be super proud if I defined a new paradigm that gets used across the web.
Have to say, I just said "That is slick" out loud. Nice one.
I love the animations but I'm not too sure about the interactions.
Dragging with mouse is unusual except for touch. But vertical drag doesn't work so on touchscreen you have to click the button to go down. At least that's what I'm guessing because the website keeps crashing chrome on my iPad...
And I rarely use my keyboard for navigation on the web, only for input and shortcuts.
It's really nice but I usually have way more delight from Codrops demos so a bit disappointed here.
agree that the drag is weird. I'd like side scroll and vertical scroll to also do those actions. Though i suspect that you could code that into the JS... i don't know enough JS to do that.