Out of all the Web design fads to emerge since the glossy days of Web 2.0, scrolling websites have become a surprisingly powerful and useful trend. Of course, I’m not talking about any website with a scroll bar, but a design style that leads viewers to continuously scroll down the page.
This attention-grabbing technique certainly isn’t new, but is fast becoming a successful tool for generating interest. There’s a ton of awesome, yet practical uses out there, some of which are so well designed that it’s nearly impossible to not explore every inch of the page.
Here’s a list of 9 gorgeous scrolling website designs to get you inspired. Check these out, and then let us know your favorites in the comments below!
Nike Better World
Building The Agency of The Future
Unfinished Business School
Tiny Big Studio
Bengtsson & Bengtsson
If you’re interested in creating a site like this, you’ll want to first map it out into sections. Start with the content you want to share and then consider drawing the entire wireframe out on a long piece of paper. Organize and then stylize, or else you’ll end up creating something that’s just showy.
You might also want to check out the Scrollorama jQuery plugin we covered early today, which makes it easy for Web designers to take advantage of this trend as a compelling communication tool.
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