OK, now this is how you do an online wedding invitation.
“Another day, another stunning, collaborative, parallax-scrolling, infinite canvas wedding invitation.”
Collaborative refers to the contributions that the couple, both designers, elicited from their friends — many of whom are apparently talented illustrators (and some of whom I’ve featured previously on Lines and Colors).
The “infinite canvas” refers to McCloud’s own long term experimentation with the capabilities of the web in presenting comics and other graphic material without limitations of dimension as in print.
In an infinite canvas presentation, separate panels, text blocks or other bits of content are tied together in directional continuity by lines, borders or other graphic connectors, in this case in a long vertical scroll (image above, top).
“Parallax scrolling” is a method of limited animation achieved by dividing HTML content into planes that are moved by different degrees when scrolling a page.
The images I’ve shown above are just to give you a glimpse of the surprising quality and variety of the illustrations the project encompasses, but they don’t give you any of the feeling of the effect of the parallax scrolling animation.
There is an About page that describes the project and gives contributor credits.
(Images above: Josh Cochran, Christopher Silas Neal, Frank Stockton, Alex Eben Meyer, Sam Weber, Neil Swaab, Chris Buzelli, James Gulliver Hancock)
[Via Scott McCloud]