I'm surprisingly interested in micro fiction written by computers.
I listened to Japanese jazz while scrolling through the page and it was an absolute trip.
Ooh, I'd like a link to that playlist if you don't mind :)
another one https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hrr3dp7zRQY
I'd love some feedback on the design of the website and the mag!
I think it was great. A softer transition between pages would be my only nitty-gritty comment. Like, a simple, fast fade in/out
Mathieu, congratulations on the launch it looks awesome. Just one detail, after I click to sign up the newsletter nothing happens. It would be great to have a confirmation message.
Oh, that looks like a big. I know there's a confirmation message that's supposed to pop down afterwards. I'll track that down. Thank you!
One highlight for me was the "Get your copy" form. It was very smooth, automatically redirecting me to the next field, calculating the shipping rates live as I was typing in my country, etc. Very well done.
Incredible type, illustrations and storytelling. The Marvin typeface page got me giddy - ended up reading it over a few times and searching through the VGC work. Truly awesome. A few things I noticed:
There was no site menu for me to navigate back to the magazine page after leaving it for the typeface page. And no persistent menu across any pages of the site - I would consider doing something just to keep the user aware of where they are. More on this below.
The typeface page content and story is well written and engaging, but the page itself is super long. Maybe think about having those anchor links persistent? Or breaking it up somehow? Even on desktop I got lost easily.
The anchor jumps are a bit stiff on both pages - maybe its because I feel like I lose my place each time due to the length of the pages. I know smooth-scroll is a bit overused but it might help give the user some context of where they are? But then again the length of the pages would probably make this tedious.
The scroll animations are cool but when climbing back up the page (more noticeable on the mag page) they halt progress and reverse themselves. Is it possible to set an end state for these so they aren't repeated after the user has interacted with them once? Didn't check out how they were built but css animation prop "animation-fill-mode: forwards;" could be a start?
Spacing on the mag landing page is a little awkward (on 15" lappy). Up top there is a big gap for me between the page title (top), intro text (far left) and stamp graphic (far right). It creates a black empty 'T' space which I think could be tightened up, and,
The hierarchy of this area could probably be addressed with the above, the "VISIONS" heading is awesome but I think the elements around it are a bit lost.
These are all great points, I'm glad you've enjoyed the page. The Marvin page has grown tremendously as I've been adding to it over the last year and could do with a lot better signposting, I agree (as well as a link back to the mag, which is in the intro but far from obvious!).
The spacing on the mag landing page, however, I agree. It can feel a little lost out there on the left between the moment you reach the pictures and leave the header. I'll look at how I can spice that up with something meaningful (didn't want to have an image there for the sake of it).
I actually enjoy the replay of the animation on scroll up/down and the feedback so far has been pretty positive on this. However, it shouldn't be slow! I think there are a few bits and bots I can optimise in there and maybe make that smoother so it's not so much of a hindrance.
Thank you for taking the time to write up your thoughts!
Always happy to give feedback (for whatever its worth!) to anyone who's put that much work into their passion project. You've got my email now and I'm pumped to get those updates in the inbox. Good luck!
Ordered! I remembered a previous post about Marvin Visions and how much I loved that typeface. This looks great. Congrats on the release!
Ordered it from Germany, and pre-ordered the second one. It looks damn brilliant!
Just did exactly the same.
Thanks both! I've put them in the post today so hopefully will be on its way very soon.
This is absolutely outstanding and have ordered. I did miss the button to buy on first pass, perhaps a little bit more affordance on it.
On the order form? I'll see what I can do. Thanks for the feedback.
On the index page where it says “order from £12.99” I didn’t know i could click that.
Disclaimer: im a bit thick.
Mathieu, I love the original typeface and the grainy feel of the print magazine. Dan Rubin and I were chatting about it on Twitter. It's gorgeous, mate!
Thank you, I'm really happy this struck a chord!
Amazing work OP! Flawless execution, right down to the markup!
I remember reading the article about Marvin that was posted a while ago, so it's very cool to see it in action. The whole thing is clearly a labour of love and the final product looks amazing!
I got my copy yesterday. Far far exceeded my expectations. I missed half a nights sleep reading it. Looking forward to bedtime tonight for more excellent reading.