From reddit post to website in 5 days - Remember Le Mans 1955

over 4 years ago from , Digital Design Student

60 years ago, the biggest tragedy in motorsport history took place during the famous 24-hour race in Le Mans, France. Over 80 people died on that day in an accident that shaped modern motorsport in many ways. We wanted to tell the story that led up to this disaster, the tragedy itself and the consequences learnt.

We had 5 days to turn a reddit post about the tragedy into a website.

Check the website out here:


And if you like it visit us on Behance here:


Project on Behance



  • David DarnesDavid Darnes, over 4 years ago (edited over 4 years ago )

    I really like this, really. I'm sure there's some faults that can be fixed but here's some things I impressed me most:

    • It's not a scrolljacking site (the way it's sectioned off it easily could've been, phew!)
    • The scrolling is super smooth despite all the video content
    • The combination of large imagery/video to text is pretty well balanced
    • It's using vh for all the type sizing, which scales really nicely (despite the browser compatibility being slightly risky, but let's gloss over that)

    Top work.

    Edit: Is this on GitHub so we can snoop the code?

    4 points
  • Colleen Beach, over 4 years ago

    I really like the way you incorporated the footage into the site, although the crash video itself sort of snuck up on me. It might be a good idea to take that off of autoplay and give people a heads up they're going to see the crash itself. But overall I thought it super informative, and a beautiful design.

    1 point
  • Michael MckeeverMichael Mckeever, over 4 years ago

    I think the use of vh and vw for all sizing is really cool. I may use this on my next side project.

    1 point
  • Mike HeitzkeMike Heitzke, over 4 years ago

    Really fun, and didn't realize the timeline of the whole thing. As a motorsports fan, I appreciate the project and remember passing it around when I saw it last year.

    1 point
  • Martin Wright, over 4 years ago

    Great job, you did an awful lot in the time given :)

    1 point
  • NAMBIRAJAN VANAMAMALAI, over 4 years ago

    Beautifully done. Reminds me of a similar site made by an Indian Design Agency called 'the beard design' for 1984 Sikh riots in Delhi:


    0 points
  • Joseph Decker, over 4 years ago

    Lots of text and not enough interaction/happening for me to stick. It looks/feels like just a article while it's a pretty important event.

    Maybe bring in the difficult to digest bit in HARD, as to showing how/who died in the first place. An interactive map perhaps?

    0 points
    • aj jay, over 4 years ago

      Yeah i totally see where you are coming from, but please keep in mind that we had only 5 days for the whole project. Coding, Infographics, Videos, Design included.

      We also thought about how to get the viewer emotional hooked but out of respect for the victims we decided to tell the story in a less gruesome way ;) This is also the reason why the crash video only plays once and not loops :P

      2 points