23 comments

  • Tom WoodTom Wood, almost 4 years ago

    Moan groan moan, boo-hoo-hoo..

    This is gorgeous. Its wonderful and creative, and interactive - with carefully selected data about each country, clever little illustrations and animations.

    Yes, the scroll-hijack is being overused but it's still a clever approach to what has previously been very static web design and once the trend settles it can only improve.

    So here's to people's creativity, and if you have a good reason to hijack my scroll, then hey I say go for it!

    7 points
    • Joshua HynesJoshua Hynes, almost 4 years ago

      The major problem with the hi-jacked scrolling on this website is that the scrolling is inconsistent. I spend X amount of time 'scrolling down' to load items in and then BOOM, they're just loaded in and already started to fade out, move away, or disappear before I even had a chance to look at it. The pacing isn't very good IMO.

      2 points
      • Benjamin GageBenjamin Gage, almost 4 years ago

        This is my main gripe with this. I think it's a pretty nice idea and pretty trendy around here to hate on around here but it's done with the best of intentions.

        0 points
    • Terkel GjervigTerkel Gjervig, almost 4 years ago

      Couldn't agree more! I'm sure we all can agree that scroll-hijacking is a little abused these days and defiantly not original anymore, but it works fine to a page showcasing 2013 stats.

      0 points
  • Miguel SolorioMiguel Solorio, almost 4 years ago

    This is really well designed, but man, my fingers get tired after so much scrolling.

    6 points
  • louie solomonlouie solomon, almost 4 years ago (edited almost 4 years ago )

    4.5 billion hours, 1 billion playlists, 24 million users, 24,000 songs added daily... and still no good way to organize music.

    Really cool micro site though with amazing attention to detail.

    5 points
  • Lucas BebberLucas Bebber, almost 4 years ago

    These scroll hijacking pages are going to look so dated that it doesn't even need to say "2013" at the start.

    (I hope so, at least.)

    2 points
  • Tyson SoelbergTyson Soelberg, almost 4 years ago

    This shit wouldn't fly at Rdio…

    2 points
  • Shane McCleeryShane McCleery, almost 4 years ago

    I'm on latest version of firefox and it seems to think I'm on mobile. No idea.

    1 point
  • Pete LadaPete Lada, almost 4 years ago

    I hate sites that do this so much. Argh. Worst trend ever

    1 point
  • Giulio MichelonGiulio Michelon, almost 4 years ago

    Really bad executed. Don't they know about using translationXYZ for using the GPU on parallax?

    1 point
  • George KukaGeorge Kuka, almost 4 years ago

    Anyone have any good recommendations to an blog, article, etc that breaks down this kind of design? (I'm talking about implementing this correctly.)

    1 point
  • Henrique Alves, almost 4 years ago

    Well kinda disappointed with the execution, doesn't work in Safari and is a bit laggy for me. Also this longform styling got a bit boring.

    0 points
  • Will MinerWill Miner, almost 4 years ago

    I'm on a small-ish touch screen laptop and it thinks I'm on a mobile device...

    0 points
  • Nick HNick H, almost 4 years ago

    Anyone else having trouble logging in to see their personal charts?

    0 points
  • Jim NielsenJim Nielsen, almost 4 years ago

    I've got a Macbook retina and the site is still a little laggy ... I can't imagine on older computers. Still a very creative approach to a year in review.

    As a side note: in 2012 Spotify announced the "upcoming" feature "Collections". I waited all year and it sill hasn't come. Here's to 2014.

    0 points
    • Sacha SchmidSacha Schmid, almost 4 years ago

      They're actually starting to roll out the collections feature to a subset of beta users right now.

      2 points
      • Jim NielsenJim Nielsen, almost 4 years ago

        I just saw that like 2 days ago. I signed up. Hopefully I get chosen but not likely. Hopefully their beta isn't a year long too.

        0 points
        • Joe CJoe C, almost 4 years ago

          You can get a little peek at collections by typing "spotify:app:collection" into the search bar. Doesn't really show a lot, but might change as they develop the feature.

          0 points
  • Elmo JenkinsElmo Jenkins, almost 4 years ago

    Nice scrolly page, but man...thats alot of scrolling. Some cool photo backgrounds would have been nice.

    0 points
  • Nick de JardineNick de Jardine, almost 4 years ago

    IMO feels dated already. This type of effect was interesting about two years ago.

    0 points