18 comments

  • Thomas Michael SemmlerThomas Michael Semmler, 3 months ago

    yet another "we make good shit" statement. Somehow these studios seem really cookie cutter to me, the longer I work in this industry.

    12 points
    • Jared CJared C, 3 months ago

      I was curious if they made good shit. It turns out they do.

      12 points
    • James Young, 3 months ago

      Their case studies / portfolio looked impressive to me. What did you think was cookie cutter?

      0 points
      • Andrew C, 3 months ago

        Yea I would say the look of this site is anything but aesthetically sterile. It has a character to itself and well crafted (usable).

        And the case study work is interesting too!

        0 points
      • Thomas Michael SemmlerThomas Michael Semmler, 3 months ago

        That statement was not related to their work, it was related to the way the present themselves, including the full on cheese agency statement "we make good shit". Maybe it's just me, but after 10 years of working in this industry and seeing the same statement over and over again because creative studios fail to identify their USP besides "we are better", statements like these induce "UX Ninja"-Level Cringe on my face.

        3 points
        • James Young, 3 months ago

          I know what you mean, it's hard to come up with an introductory line on a homepage that doesn't bore someone I guess. We've been through the same cycle and done the "we give a shit", "we're xyz", "we get results" etc and none of them quite strike home as 100% original but i suppose it's hard to break down what's not an uncommon service (design/dev) into something so mind-blowingly unique nobody's seen it before and aren't bored and that makes an impact :)

          0 points
    • Tobin HarrisTobin Harris, 2 months ago

      I know what you mean. Their work looks awesome but they aren't quite communicating their value on the home page.

      I'd probably recommend they stop talking about themselves and talk about how they can help their clients.

      For example (it's a bit wanky, but should demonstrate the idea):

      "Enhance your visitor experience."

      "We are a design studio that helps public and business venues create amazing interactive visitor experiences using beautiful digital visualisations and cutting edge technologies"

      1 point
  • Adam Fisher-CoxAdam Fisher-Cox, 3 months ago

    Tired of the hyper-aggressive, hyper-self-congratulatory copywriting trend, but this site is very well done considering how bad it could be - no scrolljacking, few performance hits from the insane animations, generally quick loading... not bad at all.

    10 points
  • Mr FannybatterMr Fannybatter, 3 months ago

    My computer exploded, but it was worth it. Beautiful.

    6 points
  • Jim SilvermanJim Silverman, 3 months ago

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mtqbk9pgPXw

    2 points
  • Aaron Wears Many HatsAaron Wears Many Hats, 3 months ago

    This is a truly beautiful site to look at, these guys have done a stunning job.

    Looking at the portfolio though, and specifically at the 'Revelator' case study... it's made me wonder how many here actually use third-party music player apps, with the exception I guess being Spotify or SoundCloud?

    They seem to be a favorite among app houses to showcase, but I can't think of any of my peers that use different/small 3rd party music apps. Anyone got some personal experience or figures on the subject?

    1 point
  • Artem Artemov, 3 months ago

    okay, everything aside. you MUST write up an article about how you made that dog, and honestly not destroying my MPB at all like some of those fancy scroll animations do. fantastic job. many kudos

    1 point
  • James Young, 3 months ago

    Damn! That's lovely, like some of the best flash sites from back in the day - the subtle ones done well.

    Only thing I found a bit of a drag after reading a few of the case studies was the fading in of every element on scroll felt a bit disjointed and slow when I'd rather the content was just there already but minor thing.

    I even thought the background sound was nicely done and complemented it all.

    Superb folio.

    1 point
  • Philip A, 3 months ago

    Wow. When these types of websites can run at 60fps on almost all devices (my macbook pro struggled a bit with this one) the web is going to become so incredible to consume. That dog animation/transition is such fantastic.

    0 points
  • Alexis CreuzotAlexis Creuzot, 3 months ago

    Well, it's been a while I've been impressed enough to comment about it

    0 points
  • George Brown, 2 months ago

    whoa was that dog just rendered within my browser? Also if you switch tabs, the ambient sounds fades off. thank god someone finally thougt about it.

    0 points