Let's see, we have:
- a loading screen
- auto-playing audio
I dig the aesthetic, but this thing is straight-up obnoxious.
Though I tend to agree, this design isn't quite as egregious as some of the other non-flash-basically-flash sites that have been in the spotlight.
The cat is a nice touch and has a soothing Mcconaughey-esqe timbre in his voice. Made me smile.
Couldn't agree more! There is a line...and they crossed it.
Can't believe it took 3 hours for a complaint about scroll jacking.
Did nobody want to be the first?
I was listening to music.
I disagree with the criticisms regarding scroll-jacking and smooth-talking cats. I'm pretty sure these guys know what quality UX is and are simply having fun. Agency sites are afforded this privilege.
Potential clients visit agency sites often with the expectation of eye-candy (and hearing some McConaughey, of course). These visitors can dig deeper into their actual work by looking at case studies and live projects if they are considering to work with them.
I think they killed it! Kudos hellomonday...Alright alright!
+1 Kevin :)
There's always room on the web to push the boat out and showcase everything and anything that can be done.
In fact, going back to the very first issue of A List Apart in 1999, Lance Arthur argues that this SHOULD be done (http://alistapart.com/article/redefining-possible).
How else is the web going to progress if we never say "Oh, WTF" and just do it.
But of course it's all down to context, and personal side-projects & agency websites would seem to be the ideal playgrounds for this sort of work.
Guys – this is Hello Monday. This is the kind of stuff they do. Stop being an asshole and let them keep making cool stuff.
Overall I'd say this is a website where form went over function about six times. As mentioned by Brian: it hijacks your scrolling, doesn't respond to input while it does so, auto plays (loud) audio, and practically works like a Flash site.
Not a fan.
As a UX designer, I want to stop scrolling half way between two distinct pieces of content so I don't have to complain about non native bahavior on design forums.
It's just an automatic reaction now. All clickable links should be blue and underlined.
(Agree about audio though)
"quick, the UX Team aren't looking"
The parts I liked were beyond the homepage: some nice copy, chunky type. The auto-play audio is unforgivable.
Their projects page is super trippy.
I like the overall feel of the site however aside from the ux issues there are some also some spacing and alignment issues that i feel make some of the pages hard to read, not impossible but i feel that my eyes have to work a bit harder to read the content, not a relaxed reading experience.
Again a nice concept, but i feel that this is a definite step backward from their last site.
Super laggy on Firefox.
I'm using an i7 quad-core, 8GB RAM, 1GB graphic Mac.
Did they ever test it on Firefox?