13 comments

  • Shane McCleeryShane McCleery, over 6 years ago

    Wow, this is some of the best web typography I've ever seen.

    So amazing. Never thought I'd see something like this for a Nascar driver. Just blown away by that type. Great all around.

    8 points
  • Mattan IngramMattan Ingram, over 6 years ago

    Really smooth, like not a single hiccup at all, high frame-rate the entire site.

    Very impressive.

    4 points
    • Michael Cavalea, over 6 years ago (edited over 6 years ago )

      Much appreciated man! I did the site dev (except for the SVG animations, which were expertly handled by Blake Rutledge).

      There's upwards of 60mb of images/video coming into the site as the user scrolls. Everything is painstakingly lazy loaded. Took quite a bit of time in the dev tools to make sure the framerate stayed at 60fps. It's all vanilla JS - no libraries besides GSAP - and all the assets are heavily optimized, which is what allowed us to get away with this amount of content on a single long page.

      15 points
      • Mattan IngramMattan Ingram, over 6 years ago

        Wow, thanks for the details, I'm sorry I didn't see this comment earlier! Definitely gonna do some devtools exploring on the site.

        0 points
  • Nic TrentNic Trent, over 6 years ago

    SVG inspiration

    4 points
  • Blake SimkinsBlake Simkins, over 6 years ago

    Great site, type, photography and scrolling is like butter.

    3 points
  • Moeed MohammadMoeed Mohammad, over 6 years ago

    How the hell is it so fast?

    2 points
  • Vincent MillikenVincent Milliken, over 6 years ago

    +1 for not scroll hijacking.

    Also really nice web typography!

    1 point
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    0 points
  • Tanner ChristensenTanner Christensen, over 6 years ago

    One major problem with having content load in like this (as beautiful and seamless as it is here) is that I can still scroll faster than the content loads. Who wants to wait around for the meat of a webpage to animate in? Really well done, just...ugh.

    0 points
    • Michael Cavalea, over 6 years ago (edited over 6 years ago )

      it's a lose lose, you either:

      • load it as they scroll, optimizing for a user scrolling at an average speed (thus increasing the perceived loading time), or
      • you load it all at the beginning - and kill the user experience with a loading bar, missing images/content, poor animation performance because of image rendering, etc etc

      I chose the former. In a reality where clients don't think that 60mb of content is "too much" for a website, i agree with you that this presents a problem for some users, but don't see a definitive solution

      3 points
  • Daniel Sellers, over 6 years ago (edited over 6 years ago )

    It's beautiful... but it's also 17.1mb (even on mobile!) of download that took over a minute on my home wifi.

    There are also some weird dark gaps at non-desktop sizes that break up the flow.

    Typography is beautiful though!

    0 points