The original aim of the CNN Ecosphere Project was to encourage online discussion of climate change and promote the news corporation’s coverage of the UN COP17 conference held in Durban, South Africa in November 2011. It was relaunched the following year to cover Rio+, the UN conference on sustainable development held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in June 2012. The site’s innovative and effective design won numerous awards, including the Grand Prix for Design at the 2012 Eurobest Awards.
The New York Times article Snow Fall: The Avalanche at Tunnel Creek is by far the most innovative online magazine article I have ever seen. It’s seamless graphics present themselves as you scroll through the story without any clicking or loading. The site uses a blend of HTML5, CSS3 (interestingly the hundreds of lines of the style sheet are embedded in the main html document) and Java script to create a user experience that is unlike any other have seen.
My cool website is one of the “gawker” series, foodgawker. What I really enjoyed about this site is its easy to use, very visual grid-like layout. Each tile contains a link to the poster’s individual blog that automatically opens in a new tab (convenient). It also utilized HTML5, and incorporates Google Analytics to see how many people are using the site, hoe they are using it, and how to make it better.
This website was cool to me because it was very informational. not only was it just to advertise their product but it also was to help people out with possible future jobs at Adidas. As you scrolled through the site it showed how they created the shoes step by step, they had videos of people explaining their experiences of working at the Adidas factory, and also showed all the fabrics they use to make their shoes. All together i enjoyed being on the site because it could be useful to people and also the navigation style was cool to me.