Inspiration is so important in the world of design. To be able to see what someone has done and for it to get your juices flowing is a great feeling. For both designers and developers in the studio, we all come across fresh pieces of work on a daily basis which can not only influence our future work, but also make us strive to push the boundaries of digital design and development in order to be at the top of our field.
Anything that I come across which excites me, I always bookmark for future reference. But why keep these gems for myself?!
So below are a few projects I have come across this month which have really me tick.
Reinventing the navigation wheel is pretty tough these days, but Wove have done just that, quite literally!
Taking inspiration possibly from the endless loop design of their product, the navigation of this site works by rotating a wheel-of-fortune-esque structure. This works well on desktop via relating the rotation of the nav to the ‘y’ position of the mouse. Where this nav comes into its own though is on mobile. The flow and direction of scrolling through this menu fits perfectly to the reach of your thumb across the screen.
Another cheeky feature on this site is the illusion of the next slide fading in from the circle that appears when you click on the screen.
Boootiful type across the site too if I do say so myself!