Pitchfork put up an intriguing article about Daft Punk and their new album, Random Access Memories today. Incorporating parallax scrolling and a clever design, the story flows with a style that’s like a rich-quality magazine amended with the benefits of a digital presentation.
Sites like The Verge and Polygon have done similar full-screen, responsive, custom designs for some of their long form articles. It’s seemingly a trend for these sites to showcase both skill sets of design and writing. I’m all for it. Anything that makes my read an enjoyable one is only going to bring me back more often. Kudos are in order.