One of the many things Mantaray has done and continues to do is create websites that take the user on a journey. As a result, we are always on the lookout for inspiration and we often find ourselves getting excited by really awesome websites. These are just a few that make us drool.
We are particularly enamoured by the site jessandruss.us, which takes you on a journey of the aforementioned Jess and Russ from their meeting to their marriage. It’s very sweet and decorated with swirling patterns and endearing scribbly animation.
On a similar note there’s jacquico.com, a site for a baker from The Production Kitchen who specializes in rainbow cakes. It’s a click-and-drag adventure, taking you from one baking necessity – sprinkles – to another – a not so aesthetically pleasing whisk that gets the job done – all sketched in bright and pastel colours. It also won Awwwards’ Site of the Day.
Impressapenguin.com was used by Penguin Press on its search for a new Community Manager. It uses the company’s iconic penguin to take you through a scrolling storybook explaining why the penguin wants to meet someone new, until finally explaining that Penguin Press is looking for a new Community Manager.
The site for Saucony’s Kinvara 3 shoe operates much like the Penguin Press site. It’s scrolling based, but instead of being a scrolling storybook it’s a scrolling guide explaining the various layers of the running shoe. This is the second page.
The website for the shoe brand Conspiracy focuses entirely upon the unique attributes of the shoes – from tentacles to gemstones – and displays them on the homepage in one shoe. By clicking on the circles around the displayed shoe you can create different shoes from the pieces of shoes already developed by Conspiracy’s Gianluca Tamburini. Like The Production Kitchen it won Awwwards’ Site of the Day.
The site of actor/director/artist Matthew Gray Gubler works from a single looping video apparently drawn by him. It creates a tiny world where clicking on a location, such as the Top Hat Foundry, will take you to another page with more of his drawings and an explanation of the location (the top hats grow in the caves of Gubler-land). Conversely, you can click on one of the characters and they may say something or move in unique ways, such as tipping a top hat.
Mantaray has produced a number of cool websites too! Check out our work below:
What’s your favourite site design?