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Ello QBN'ers. We just launched http://snowbird.com this week.
We'd love to get some some feedback on it if you got a minute. It's iPad friendly. The mobile phone site is coming out in December.
It's not responsive - we've mostly been in the app industry the last year and are finding the responsive web quite dull these days...
I enjoyed all the preloading and page transitions, lovely!
Nice work. iPad experience is nice, fonts and typography are wonderful. Nav loader is visually catchy and pretty cool. Wish more mountain sites looked this cool! It's not nearly as visually overloaded as some resort sites are. Excellent work.
No bugs found using: Safari 5.7.1, Mac OSX 10.6.8
@utopian @mg33 Seriously thanks for checking it out. We soft launched on Tuesday so it's had a couple bumps and bruises this week
There's a trail map glitch on iPad. It attempts to open in an overlay, but flickers green quickly, then goes back to the window you were in.
@mg33 - Thanks! We'll look into it right away
gorgeous, really like search/results but in Firefox 16.0.2 on PC, Win7 it doesn't work upon hitting return.
@whatthefunk - Thanks! adding that to the list right now
i like how the logo is used as a preloading indicator
I didn't like the IA :( but other than that it's okay.
ipad experience is super well done. love it.
nice site, but for SEO purposes I wouldnt call the home page "home" in the title bar but "snowbird bla bla" same goes for the other pages.
I like it but I think using the logo as an indicator of loading/changing sections is very, very subtle.
Perhaps you could try something else more evident to tell the visitor stuff is happening in order to understand they have to wait.
One other thing, it takes quite a bit of time to load sections, I have 100 megabits here so I'd say it's not my broadband, just so you know.
Are the small arrows in the gallery meant to be clickable? Using safari 5.1.7 on snow leopard this doesn't work.
Oh, and genuinely jealous of the snow :)
So if I'm already in a section, and then click the same section again in the nav. The same section that's already on screen shouldn't animate back in on top of itself again.
I really don't like how the two-tone grays are extending the webpage to the right. Think it throws it off balance. I would make it white.
Also, I'm viewing this on a 24" ACD. When I open up my browser to close to all the way, that big two-toned gray area looks gaudy and the left side looks like it was extended but not enough. I would just cut off that image to the left and right of the grid instead of just extending it. The page looks awkward when viewing the browser large.
Logo animates too often. Perhaps only make it animate when it first comes on and whenever you click on the logo to make it go back to the homepage.
Logo up top also needs some work. It's antialiasing is funky. Crisp clean edges on the top of the letters. Blurry at the bottom of the letters.
Lodging Section is inconsistent. The title of the webpage says "Lodging Landing" whereas the rest of the nav items pages say what the nav says. What is a Lodging Landing anyway?
LOVE the mountain appearing on nav rollover.
Don't like how the previous section skews down and underneath the following section sliding in, think it looks cheesy (almost animated just for animation purposes). Plus, that animation runs kinda slow over here. I would slide the previous section out to the right instead (underneath the right gray area).
When I click on the search icon, the search bar drops down. If it's already down and I click on the magnifying glass again, it shouldn't animate back down again.
Text rollovers that have a triangle next to them in the right gray nav: The rollover effect for those could be worked on. It goes from light blue to sky blue-ish. That's okaaaay. Perhaps also change the triangle to that sky blue. Maybe the triangle even rotates over 45 degrees.
On the homepage, those triangles that have images inside of them. When you rollover them, the other half of the triangle kind of morphs in. To be perfectly honest, it looks pretty cheesy. I know you're trying to relate it to the shape of the logo but I think it's overkill and not clean enough of an effect for this site. Perhaps the other half of the triangle is just dimmed back with the image inside of it and when you rollover it comes to full color.
Not crazy about the MORE > buttons that are just rounded rectangles and strokes. If you're going to keep those white, I'd make the rollover change it to the blue color, instead of just slightly tinting it and changing the buttons shape.
I like how the different pages "fold" into eachother. What do you call that technology?