To me, this site is a prime example of how—no matter how well designed a site might be— hijacking scroll in a way that isn’t intuitive breaks a pattern that’s essentially fundamental to the material of the web.
No scroll-jacking for me (using Chrome). Maybe they changed it?
There's no scrolljacking if your viewport is under 992px wide.
I often think this 'scroll hijacking' conversation is an industry circle jerk that every day users don't care about.
The site looks better for the scroll jack. As long as the information is presented clearly, I don't see a problem with this.
Making something look better, besides the fact that it's subjective, is not a good reason to take control away from the user. Scrolljacking forces a user to interact with a site through a nonstandard and restricted way.
Pronoun's designers could have made the slideshow style scroll effect optional and allowed those who wish to scroll normally to do so.
I think they will have a much higher conversion rate if they use this page as their homepage: https://pronoun.com/sign-up/
I have the same feeling, the sign-up page is more efficient imo
Hi guys, thanks for the comments. I'm one of the designers, and I've been struggling with all the things you're talking about.
I normally hate hijacking scroll, but felt like it was the right move here because without it, just scrolling to the point you're looking for is tricky, and having the next 'slide' showing in the viewport is distracting. That said, I'm still on the fence, and might end up removing it. The team continues to heatedly debate it!
As for the Sign Up pages, we actually do plan to use many variants of that page as landing pages, and will be testing conversions. Some authors have needed more explanation than the simple text pages provide, and the landing page is meant to serve that purpose and give more of the feeling behind what we're trying to build.
All that said, everything is still a work in progress, so I very much appreciate all your constructive feedback!
Expected this to be a cool, interactive guide to gender pronouns...
Anyways, wish I could scroll down everything faster but the colors and typography are ~fun~.
Also, I didn't quite understand what the whole thing was until I scrolled to the bottom - it could benefit from having a general overview in the beginning.
Awesome use of Obsidian as design element.
That Build your team page is not long at all...
Not bad, but I especially like the copy and hilarious book title remixes.
I would love to read Infinite Juice.