Cool Websites: April 2013
Check out this cool website http://www.distancetomars.com/ designed by David Paliwoda and Jesse Williams.
It shows you how faaaaar away Mars is from our Earth. The Moon seems to be a next door neighbor as compared to Mars.
I asked the creator of this site to shed some light on why he made “Distance to Mars”. He said that the concept came from a couple of different inspirations, sparked by his friend Jesse sending over a video by pastor Louis Giglio about the scale of the universe.
“It jogged my memory of a physics demo back at school on the playing field, something like the distance between planets in the solar system if one was a marble and the other a basketball, that sort of thing. I thought it might be neat to make that into a little narrative that got the point across in a way people were used to: getting bored of scrolling down really long webpages.”
“The original intention for the site was a quick, one-or-two day project that I could put together to learn more about web design (coming from more of a video/animation background) – really, this is the first ‘proper’ website I’ve made apart from my personal page – and have a nice little site to send to friends and around work when it was done.”
As with any other successful project, this one too required several 1 AM fixing to correct some errors in the math.
Check out this video I took of the site in action..
‘Every Last Drop’ is a parallax website which tries to raise awareness regarding water preservation.
The website features a guy who goes through his morning ritual. Floating descriptions tell us how much water we use everyday.
The project aims to raise awareness on how small changes can make a big difference in water conservation.
The website was designed by http://www.niceandserious.com/ - a creative design studio from London.
A digital agency with some excellent animated block-characters.