This site is also a collection of people’s stories. Some are audio pieces with images and some are text stories with graphics to decorate it.
The main feature here is the background changes when you hover over each story. The background represents what the story is about. I think this idea would work well with my project too. I don’t like the layout that the it’s 1 – 6 are they are in a line just doesn’t seem personal enough. There is also audio when you hover over them there’s clicky noise, kind of annoying and sounds too techy. I do like the background idea and that would work well for an interface with a more open layout with boxes etc. So when you hover over the box a screenshot of the media inside becomes the background and the opacity is down a bit too so you can still see your options.
^^ This is a snippet of one of the stories. I really didn’t like it it. The navigation was click click click and it took a while to load. The animated cockroaches running along the screen made it bearable.
ˆAnother snippet of one of the stories. I found this one interesting because you hover over each images and it moves as you move the mouse. It is a simple idea and is very effective. Could be useful if one of my stories had a lot of photography this would be a good way to display it.
The one thing I am taking away from this interface is the background changing when you hover over a story and the photographic display.