Web Design Inspiration — Legionnaire Roundup 005
Every week, we legionnaires share the websites we’ve come across that we found inspiring, captivating, intriguing, and noteworthy. Enjoy!
This week’s website hotdot.pro is quite simple.
First, the website’s simplicity. The menu at the bottom and the ‘carousel-indicators’. The user can also use the right and left keyboard buttons to navigate.
The website content, the overlaying images of ‘3d-looking’ 2d images create contrast and focus. Contrast in that it differs from the background. Focus in that it draws the eyes to the ‘important’ content of the website. I spent a little more time on each page or slide but I quickly got the message being conveyed. And I mean, don’t most website owners want ‘a little more’ time spent admiring and interacting with their content?
The parallax, which is the most used animation, improves the design significantly by blending pretty well with the contrast and focus. It achieves a good frame rate. No stutters visible in my eyes. The parallax creates a further sense and feel of movement, where some content moves in space faster than others relative to us, the viewer. Parallax is very true to life and we being binocular beings, relate to it very well when used on the web. Parallax significantly improves UX.
This week is all about history and hobbies. 🙂
If you like history, then you may know about “The battle of Dunkirk”.
The battle of Dunkirk was a military operation that took place in Dunkirk (Dunkerque), France, during the Second World War. The battle was fought between the Allies and Nazi Germany. As part of the Battle of France on the Western Front, the Battle of Dunkirk was the defence and evacuation of British and Allied forces in Europe from 26 May to 4 June 1940. (Source: Wikipedia)
If you like movies, you probably know about the movie “Dunkirk”, based on the above explained history.
Now, our website of the week is a combination of history, movies and gaming. If you like playing games, especially first person shooters, you are going to love webvrgame.dunkirkmovie.com
This is one of a kind website. It is a WebVR(Web Virtual Reality) site that has 360° multiplayer gaming experience. Yes, on the web! Specifically built for Chrome, but still working on other browsers, it enables you to experience the June 1940 battle of Dunkirk with CGI (Computer Generated Imagery) animations coupled with synced sound effects and typography.
More to that, it allows a users to partner with another (multiplayer mode) to ensure survival of the bombing at the battlefield. This partnering, otherwise known as camaraderie is what was necessary for survival during the battle.
Simply, this site has done what has for ages never been done on the web.
It being a Virtual Reality experience, I am going to let you do just that; experience it.