I can't stop admiring the design concept behind Blues Photography website.
Using horizontal scrolling isn't new but still very unusual. However, showcasing work like this allows it to speak for itself, using the same perspective we have when reading and focusing the attention to a specific subject.
It was my first time developing horizontal content. There were a few snags at first due to browsers' constraints related to the page. Without jQuery I couldn't place the object directly next to the gallery to its place.
There's a limit to what browsers can do, but with faster computers, internet speed and seemingly unlimited creativity, the boundaries are pushed every day.
One of those limits that I hope can be fixed is the way Safari renders font-faces.
If you use Safari you might have already noticed it, but since this website has a lot of images, Safari renders custom fonts after those same images are loaded, leaving the menu and work description like this for a few moments.
The lines were supposed to be below the text. If it had any!
There could be some problems along the way the more content is added. Sooner or later we have to implement some kind of dynamic project load or else the user experience could be severely impaired. The first few seconds are essencial in a visitor's point of view and we can't have them leaving because the page is loading, can we?