One of the reasons I’m putting this site in my research is because I really like the way the background moves. Most sites have a static background but this one doesn’t. http://showbeauty.com/
When I hover over ‘menu’ on the top left, this black panel appears. I notice there are social media links at the bottom. The video continues to play in the background. http://showbeauty.com/?gclid=CLSFm4PL4bYCFTIQtAodOUgAEA
When I hover over the right hand side of the page this menu pops out. I really like this movement. It makes the site feel dynamic. The video continues to move in the background.
Here is the packaging that I think is really attractive. It is unusual for products to be placed like this on one row. I really like the way it looks like the products are pool side.
I really like the contrast between the smooth and the textured parts of the packaging. The type on the front is minimal. http://showbeauty.com/range
When I mouse over one of the items, its name pops up. This keeps the page looking really minimal and high-end.
I thought it was a bit strange how this page is designed so that the type does not fully fit. I have seen a lot of sites where the content is cut off like this. I don’t know if this is considered a good or bad thing. I suppose it depends if you mind scrolling down or not.
Here is the same page again. I hovered at the left hand side and the menu popped out. I notice that it crosses over the content behind. I suppose this isn’t too much of a problem as the user is unlikely to want to see both at the same time.
I think it’s a little bit strange the way the feet are left showing at the top. I don’t know why it has been designed this way. I can scroll down and then I can’t see the feet anymore. I suppose it’s just the way it happens to fit.
I really like the way the box changes colour to white when I hover over it. The words ‘READ ARTICLE’ appear. I like this because it shows me its a link and I can click on it.
Here are some ‘how to’ videos. Again the feet show at the top which isn’t a problem but it seems odd. Again the menu crosses over the content behind. It isn’t necessarily a problem.
At the end of this ‘How To’ video the logo is shown in a large size. I wanted to find out which typeface it is.
I found this site which also has a moving background. There is a grid of pictures in front which change as you click on the arrow. The colours are bright and attractive. I really like the way the type moves on the screen. I don’t know how to do that. It has loud music which I find very annoying.