Frankly speaking, “office tours” aren’t the most important part of an agency’s website. It seems to me that the atmosphere of your office is far more important to the employees then it will ever be to potential clients. However, if you can turn this self-serving idea into something that wows your clients and exposes them to your shop’s character, you may be on to something.
This particular example does just that. Through the use of stop motion, the agency takes you on a virtual office tour. By leveraging standard HTML and CSS the agency demonstrates how they take a great idea and implement it in a technically-advanced way. Many design-centric shops would struggle to pull this off (from a technical perspective). Kudos to KathArt for doing something unique and cool with their office tour, making it much more than just another ho-hum video.
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