Recently we received a brief from a client for a global web project. They asked us to show them some current sites we thought had the WOW factor.
Here are our top 4.
Beautiful, clean design and stunning photography. We love the way the performance stats roll onto the screen when you scroll down.
This is all you'd expect from a high-end audio brand like Bang & Olufsen. A cool, crisp homepage signposts the various areas of the site.
But the presentation of the H8 headphones is where this site really shows what it's got. We love the reveal of the full screen video with copy overlaid as you scroll down.
This is design, copy, video and audio working in perfect harmony.
Into the Arctic
This site from Greenpeace has a big story to tell. The user journey through interactive maps, tabs of overlaid information and web journals is a great example of interactive techniques employed to make that story engaging and compelling.
This site from a Cleethorpes based cycle shop isn't big budget or pushing any boundaries. It is however a crisp, clean example of a scrolling paralax site. We love the bikes too...
What Floats Your Boat?
Have you recently visited any sites that had the WOW factor? If so, share them with us in the comments box below.