Site of the Day:

student portfolio website

The design of this site, showcasing fictitious projects that were part of a student project, is clearly simple and minimalist. One specific detail compelled me to showcase this site here: its use of video. I love that the default video view is a nice photograph, not some big blob of a screengrab with a play button in the middle. So the default design is clear, functional and beautiful. Once you activate the video, it replaces the image and plays as you would expect. It’s a nice, clean approach that’s worthy of emulating. 

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