Further Reading on SmashingMag: Link
- Finding Inspiration in Uncommon Sources: 12 Places to Look1
- A Fun Approach To Creating More Successful Websites2
- Behind The Design: 5 Stories Of Great Inspiration3
Bizarre and Beautiful Websites Link
Record Tripping is a nifty experimental game by Bell Brothers. You are invited to solve a series of puzzles by scratching a record with your mouse’s scroll wheel. Clever game play and a lovely interface make this online Flash game as fun as it is weird.
Echogenesis is another interactive brainchild of Bell Brothers. This exciting Flash website lets you explore five natural environments and experience a variety of sound and visual effects through your interaction.
This website was definitely among the best for Flash Web design for 2009. You are invited to try your montage skills and create your own documentary on an edgy topic.
Optus Whale Song
An amazingly creative experience is offered by the Australian telecommunication company Optus on its official website. You can compose a song for a whale and make an orchestra perform it. This is a must-see Flash website.
If you like to create things, this website will keep you busy for hours (especially in winter). Using a versatile Flash editor, you can compile your very own snowflake and watch it dance in an artistic snowfall.
Blues Maker is a fun online Flash application that allows you to create a fine blues song. The list of options is rather limited; still the process of song-making is quite enjoyable. The design of the website is really cool, too.
Bubole will definitely make you smile. It is an amusing monster builder and game. You create a weirdo and make it fight with monsters created by other players. The funny sound effects and typography are nice touches.
Ball Pool10 (not Flash)
Ball Pool is a beautiful jQuery website with a simple yet absorbing concept behind it. Just click and shake your browser to generate more colorful balls. A simple and fun app to cheer you up in the middle of a working day.
Bank of Imagination
How often do you start sentences with “What if…”? If you have a rich imagination, consider investing in the Bank of Imagination. This Flash-based interactive website allows you to note and save your “What if” thoughts. You can also observe other global flights of fancy by browsing other user messages.
Labuat is the most beautiful and enjoyable time-killer in our selection. It’s a song illustrated by an interactive brush that reacts to music, and the lyrics won’t leave you cold.
The Infinite Oz
The Infinite Oz is an interactive Flash animation that features a collaboration between nine acclaimed international artists. Exploring fantastic sci-fi worlds that replace each other infinitely is a quite relaxing pastime.
Soundtrack for a Book
This exquisite Flash website belongs to the Singapore-based indie band Concave Scream. A myriad of colorful particles assembled into 3-D book covers, set to dreamy music, makes for a beautiful and calming Web experience.
Before entering the official website of open-source Flash framework Papervision3D, you have a chance to explore an interactive 3-D underwater environment.
Okay, here is the most extraordinary movie website you may have ever seen. It engrosses you in a mysterious and suspenseful journey based on the 2001 US psychological thriller Donnie Darko.
This website of film production company Salt Films tastes delicious. Elegant and funky graphics, creative animation and interactive salt shakers for the work of film directors deliver the most pleasing Web experience.
Browsing personal things a bookshop owner finds in rare and used books is another way to explore the amazing human nature (and an extremely absorbing pastime).
- 1 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/2010/02/finding-inspiration-in-uncommon-sources-12-places-to-look/
- 2 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/2012/02/a-fun-approach-to-creating-more-successful-websites/
- 3 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/2008/10/behind-the-design-5-stories-of-great-inspiration/
- 4 http://www.recordtripping.com/
- 5 http://www.recordtripping.com/
- 6 http://www.echogenesis.com/
- 7 http://www.echogenesis.com/
- 8 http://www.incredibox.fr/
- 9 http://www.incredibox.fr/
- 10 http://mrdoob.com/projects/chromeexperiments/ball_pool/
- 11 http://mrdoob.com/projects/chromeexperiments/ball_pool/
- 12 http://mrdoob.com/projects/chromeexperiments/google_gravity/
- 13 http://mrdoob.com/projects/chromeexperiments/google_gravity/
- 14 http://www.escapemotions.com/experiments/flame/index.html#top
- 15 http://www.escapemotions.com/experiments/flame/index.html#top
- 16 http://balldroppings.com/js/
- 17 http://balldroppings.com/js/
- 18 http://www.simonpanrucker.com/beans.swf
- 19 http://www.simonpanrucker.com/beans.swf
- 20 http://www.bornmagazine.org/projects/whystayup/project.html
- 21 http://www.bornmagazine.org/projects/whystayup/project.html
- 22 http://www.syfy.com/tinman/oz/
- 23 http://annamika.com/#
- 24 http://annamika.com/#
- 25 http://www.beonlineb.com/
- 26 http://www.beonlineb.com/
- 27 http://www.bio-bak.nl/
- 28 http://www.bio-bak.nl/
- 29 http://www.neave.com
- 30 http://www.neave.com
- 31 http://www.saltfilms.com.sg/
- 32 http://www.saltfilms.com.sg/
- 33 http://www.forgottenbookmarks.com/
- 34 http://www.forgottenbookmarks.com/