Oh wow, did you see this?? The photos actually appear as you scroll!!! /s
The typography is really nice. But I think scroll-based animations are getting played out…
I don't know… I think those types of animations are becoming ubiquitous but, I think they can still be effective and take advantage of the capabilities of the medium.
This site handles all the bells and whistles in a really conservative and elegant way. And most importantly it keeps the focus on the content.
I also think that folks like us spend a lot of time looking at sites like these - and that we get burnt on styles and gimmicks that the general audience hasn't necessarily been overexposed to…
When you're in an industry to study design trends everyday, you do tend to get sick of them. I'm personally sick of parallax scrolling elements. But, I still appreciate them when used in a more subtle way like medium.com's image headers.
For this article, I think the animations were used tastefully.
Doesn't TGD use the same effect on their images too ?
What a badass
An excellent writeup, as an American I have those feelings of disillusionment often. It's inspiring to see someone with the know-how and courage to stand up for his morals and the betterment of society, despite the ill-educated backlash and controversy.
Confused by the comment section - why the background clutter when the rest of the piece is so clean? Just too hard to read and comments are sometimes my favorite bits.
I really like the use of Parallax here, I think is really elegant and I agreed with some of the previous comments, I think it enhances the medium and helps articles to still be interesting to read in digital media.
A side note, anyone has ideas of how this was achieved? I know there is many ways to do Parallax and many resources online, but it will be great if we heard from someone how work on this piece or has something really similar to showcase.
Twelve similar photos and one video of a guy whose appearance is not only uninteresting, but irrelevant to his significance in the world; to the reason he's been written up here. The imagery of a hotel room and closed blinds is, at best, elementarily symbolic, and acts more as a scroll-hungry crutch for the writing.
Are we not worried about justifying content anymore? Have photos, must publish? We're never gonna get people to read more if we keep unnecessarily distracting them from the words themselves.
I like the hotel imagery. It provides an immersive experience to the read.
I'd love to see a heatmap for this article. IME even on clean, text-focused layouts like this, users are still clicking away after the 3-5th paragraph or scrolling so quickly it seems they aren't reading the text.