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A Perfect Parody Of Modern Web Design

Campbell Jof by Campbell Jof Tweet - in Website Design

HBO presumably intended its Web site for Pied Piper you know, the fictional start-up in the channel new comedy, Silicon Valley  as a cute tie-in to the show. But the site also doubles as something else: a perfect parody of modern Web design.

That  because this Web site perfectly deploys two web design tricks that are all the rage these days all the rage to the point that they’re virtually cliches. The first is this thing called responsive design, which basically means the page elements will shrink or move around to accommodate different screen sizes.
Screenshots of PiedPiper.com at different sizes. (HBO)

Screenshots of PiedPiper.com at different sizes. (HBO)

The second is parallax scrolling, basically an animation trick that will cause some elements on the page to scroll faster than others, giving the illusion of depth. The effect here is subtle  photos of the actors lag a bit behind the white boxes of text  but it still there.

On top of that, there are the usual stand-bys: a modern sans-serif font; absurd, self-selected job titles for each of the founders; a candid photo meant to show how hard everybody coding. Put it all together, and you have  the formula for 2014 most inoffensive hip Web site! It at least as good a commentary on tech culture as the show.

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Source By  The Washington Post

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