Recently I wrote about the use of animation in web design, something this site does an amazing job with. What pushes this site over the top for me is the way it loads: This site transforms loading into a beautiful, fluid process that doesn’t encumber the experience (in contrast with the old-school Flash pre-loaders with their annoying status bars). Nicely done!
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