When I was going through all these websites one by one, I can't help but notice a few characteristics of these website collection:
Just like flash, to create a fully immersive experience, background music can create a right ambient quickly.
Due to rich media content, a preloader is important to ensure all assets are loader and display it when it's needed.
Prominent and easy to navigate
All of these websites are using different styles of layouts, hence to assume users know where to go, it's important to make the navigation obvious and easy to use. Some of them added tips and guides to ensure user know where to go.
This post is all about it, you'd see subtle animations to canvas-based stunning animations. From a little detail such as button hover effect to massive animated background with mouse interaction.
An impressive website for a digital agency. By using canvas, you'd see the great hover effect in the welcome screen. Clicked on the menu, they will show you something out of your expectation. Try it out.
Wow, just wow. It's just like you are watching a cartoon built with web tehnologies. For the interactive part, it has built-in mini games too! A very entertaining story-telling website to promote fleximize loan for business owners.
During the loading, you're immediately welcome with a loading screen with statics and heart-beating background music. A 2016 wishes website created by an Interactive Studio called Make Me Pulse. Each uplifting word such as Dream, Strive, Imagine etc is being visualised by interactive background animation.
A 90th anniversary celebration website. By using high contrast colors, simple geometry shapes, dynamic shadow plus well-thought animation, they able to bring a whole new user experience in website.
Utah 2016 conference website for creatives and pack with full on snowboarding and skiing activities. This website is built with advanced Parallax scrolling. Everything seems to be out of alignment but yet, it works so well altogether.
Once loaded, you will be greeted with the nature sounds in a forest. It's a campaign website to promote elephants protection by sharing four true stories about elephants from around the world. You'd notice parallax effect and a pretty familiar drag to visit slider just like iOS. After that, you'd see a series of stunning animtions. It's a very beautiful website.
Greenpeace website has an unique navigator - You need to turn the film reel to load different section of the website. I like its "Message in a bottle" section design.
A FraceTV story telling website with beautiful illustration. I particularily like the transition effect between episodes. When you scrolling down the story, you'd notice the background seems to be "rotating" in! Definitely haven't seen anything like this before.
X-Files is back and the new season has just finished. Better late than never I guess, because its website is absolutely stunning. After the long load, the site welcome you with the classic X-Files tune. A huge X which is created dynamically with Twitter mentions. It does look like a video to me but it isn't, you can interact with it. Definitely something I never seen before.
It's a fairly simple and modern recipes website with a touch of subtle animations. It's not the traditional layout to begin with and you'd see the use of vertical split layout when displaying the article. I like its color, it's refreshing and somehow "tasty".