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Our Top Sites For Design Inspiration
Websites with great inspirational designs praised this week by Rob Palmer who shares them with the Fueled teams
Every week at Fueled, our London-based lead designer Rob Palmer shares a handful of inspirational websites with our teams in New York and Chicago. This weekly email acts like a virtual water cooler, encouraging us to congregate across time zones and discuss what brands and blogs are doing to push new trends in webdesign.
Of all quintessentially French pastimes, Pétanque must be our favourite. This spectacular interactive landing page celebrates the 2014 Sports Web Agencies Games, or “SWAG”, an annual match between French digital agencies. What better way to advertise the tournament with an html5-powered virtual match against your computer, accompanied by some typically French tunes? All that’s missing is some brie and a glass of Pinot Noir.
PERSONAL BRAND INSTITUTE
This may be the first time we’ve regretted being not being able to read Polish. Personal Brand Institute has created their own unique method of creating personal brands called “the Diamond”, and have got a strong website to back it up. Voted Awwwards site of day, the site’s content revolves around an intergalactic graphic shape with intriguing layers and highlights.
Orangina’s European landing page packs a graphic punch, with its vibrant full screen slideshow, minimal use of text and icon animations all in the brand’s classic colors. We especially like the heritage page, which parallax scrolls through the brand’s history of campaigns since 1936.
If Grafik magazine were reincarnated as an interactive digital issue, it would look like Sismo Design’s site. This French digital design agency’s website incorporates slideshows of photography, silhouette icons, two-toned colours and contemporary illustrations.
Spotify kills it in their targeted campaigns, and their latest social experiment for Cannes Lions is no exception. The immersive, on-brand site calls users to add a song on mobile, and then find out how their selection connects to everyone else at the festival. On desktop you’re given a personalised playlist that displays the “wider story”, working like an interactive infographic that plays endless sweet tunes.
Which sites have been on your radar lately?
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