It's 2018, please stop with the scrolljacking.
I like scrolljacking. It's 2018. Please stop complaining about scrolljacking.
there's a major difference between "I like" and "its delivers a good experience"... you may like scrolljacking for whatever your reasons are...doesn't mean its a good or pleasant navigation experience.
Its pretty pleasant. I scroll a tiny bit and the screen automatically moves to the next section, framing it perfectly. Don't see what the big deal is. Everyone on this site whines about scrolljacking constantly. It's not the end of the world.
The issue with scrolljacking, from my perspective, is that it's taking a user's intent and bending it to the desire of the presenter. One of the core tenants of the web has been agency: allow people to use things the way they're used to, while building bumpers that keep them from hurting themselves, and this takes away this ability.
While it's not the end of the world, it's self-serving and displays a lack of respect for its audience.
Fair enough. However I think that there is nothing wrong with changing the standards if something works better than what it is replacing. In this case, the scroll jacking works in a completely predictable way that shows this website off in its optimal form (100% width and height sections) so I see nothing wrong with that. If everything worked as people always expected it too, then there would be very little innovations because people would be afraid of breaking the status quo.
This is a valid point. And for a creative agency, this is a more appropriate place for experimenting with new patterns.
I agree that discomfort and disorientation are intrinsic qualities of challenging and pushing existing patterns. However, I question whether the intent—the heart behind the rationale—of scroll jacking is in the right place, and what the quantifiable "better" is. Knowing what the user wants to do, does the benefit outweigh the cost of asking users to surrender their usual means of control?
As for throwing existing patterns out the window: I welcome this for art, experimental, game, and like experiences!
Second Toms' points. I only feel scrolljacking fails, when it's mixed in with regular scrolling and disrupts the experience.
Haha! We promise not to use it once the "real" site/portfolio launches. We just thought it worked out pretty well here in order to frame each section in a neat way. It's a temporary "online businesscard" for now anyway.
But yes, reload the page in a year or so and the jacking will be long gone.
I look forward to it, you have a great aesthetic to the site.
Bold move in not displaying any work or navigation.
Hey Matt, and thank you for your feedback.
This is a temporary holding page created just to get the word out that we exist. We just opened the doors our studio like yesterday, so a proper portfolio is coming a bit later on, probably in a year or so!
We have an offline portfolio which can be sent out upon request with work made at previous studios, which is mentioned in the footer section.
Fun fact about "Ritual" word. If you say someone in Russia that you are Ritual Agency they will think that you bury dead people. :)
Personally, I don't like any kind of scrolljacking.
Looks nice with animations and all, but I had no idea how to use this website and gave up.
I see you like impossible to use sites! May I recommend: penguinmodern.com?
Oh, I've enjoyed it immensely a couple of days ago! We should start a club or something.
What a treat!
Yes, let's. Some subject themselves to painful movies for pleasure. Us? We love nearly unnavigable experiences that sidestep all established input mechanisms and use gratuitous, frivolous animation.
Not yet! It's simply just a temporary site in order to get the word out that we exist. Proper site coming soon!