Anand is my roommate. He's been doing this non-stop for the last 2-3 months (but thinking about it for the last 9), including while traveling internationally for the first month after he quit his job. The last month has been nightly design critiques after I got home from work :D
He did a hell of a job! Any chance he's interested in posting the source on github? Or blog about how he built the site and the process he used?
Because, seriously, dayum.
Wow, this is super impressive. I'm not quite sure what I'm looking at or how to use it, but it all looks awesome, and there's a lot of it to look at.
Exactly whats wrong with it. Don't get me wrong, it's super slick. But it could also be reduced. Right now, it's too much information for me to make sense of it.
Plus, it kills my new rMBP.
This is cool but I think it's a shame the visual design is the way it is.
It takes a lot of cues from the aesthetic language of science-fiction data visualizations and current tropes. The blue color, the line qualities, the scanning light beam in the body, the gimmicky-ness of it all really undermines what a good project this is.
It seems really nitpicky and there are some values to using this language but this project has a lot of potential to say something qualitative about quantitative data—there's no need to resort to this visual language. The thing about infographics, data visualization tropes is that it's lot of flexing ones muscles than really presenting information or content in a meaningful way. It's effective in a few scenarios—"look how overwhelming this thing is!" but at the cost of building a connection or telling a story to someone encountering this. If anything this was an opportunity to go beyond that and add a human factor to it.
But with the current visuals, it presents itself almost as if it was speculative/fictional work, not in the sense that it. It stops me personally from taking it so seriously.
Screw open-source, and screw the haters, Over-designing web apps is starting to feel more opulent, and less obnoxious. It's like a Lexus, do we really need a heated steering wheel? No, but it gives people another reason to buy the car.
I think you have a valuable service here and should treat it as such.
Impressive stuff! Curious, what apps do you use to track all these?
They're listed at the bottom of this page
Hey! I recognize those bouncing hexagons from a Stripe meetup!
Application Error. Must have brought his site to its knees. Hope he gets it sorted soon.
The bits I've seen look great, unfortunately getting application errors every time I try navigate somewhere but I guess the site is getting hammered right now.
Makes me excited about the future of CSS animation on the web, this is very tastefully done.
Wow, this is just beautiful.
I remember when Anand used to do crazy skeuomorphic designs at Dragon Labs…
Nice to see he's even more awesome now!
I’m SOOOOOO Jealous. Really really really jealous. I was thinking about doing something like this couple of months ago: https://twitter.com/sallar/status/469893326704242688 but this blew my mind. The design and the idea. I concider myself a decent designer but THIS is great design.
This is really cool, nice experimental front-end that doesn't bore.
The data vis animations are super slick, really impressive. How was the Nike run animation on the home page made? SVG?
He's using span tags for each letter and then applying a transition to each over 3.2 seconds in a loop.