Skip to main content

Clever HTML5 site makes some noise

The Lowdi is a small, loud, and stylish speaker that connects to your phone, tablet or other device via Bluetooth. It has a stylish website to go with it, built by Momkai, a digital creative agency based in Amsterdam. Momkai used to specialise in Flash websites but has made the natural move to HTML5 only. Mark Hinch, senior developer at Momkai, explains that this is "so that the site would be as accessible as possible by as many people as possible on as many devices as possible".

The Lowdi site itself is simple enough: a one-pager with smooth scrolling, which Hinch describes as "a fairly straightforward user experience". Throughout the site, no HTML5-specific features were used for the end user’s specific benefit.

That said, the use of HTML5 semantic tags in the site - which Finch finds "hugely beneficial from a structural point of view (both for code management and standardisation)" - gives it more potential for being future-accessible for end users.

The new HTML5 data-* attributes were also used "to simplify our JavaScript layer’s access to inline variables, allowing our server-side logic to render out HTML pages that contain data that is more easily accessible by the JavaScript layer", says Hinch.

Words: Ian Devlin

This article originally appeared in net magazine issue 246.

Liked this? Read these!

Seen an impressive HTML5 site? Tell us in the comments!

Thank you for reading 5 articles this month* Join now for unlimited access

Enjoy your first month for just £1 / $1 / €1

*Read 5 free articles per month without a subscription

Join now for unlimited access

Try first month for just £1 / $1 / €1

The Creative Bloq team is made up of a group of design fans, and has changed and evolved since Creative Bloq began back in 2012. The current website team consists of six full-time members of staff: Editor Kerrie Hughes, Deputy Editor Rosie Hilder, Deals Editor Beren Neale, Senior News Editor Daniel Piper, Digital Arts and Design Editor Ian Dean, and Staff Writer Amelia Bamsey, as well as a roster of freelancers from around the world. The 3D World and ImagineFX magazine teams also pitch in, ensuring that content from 3D World and ImagineFX is represented on Creative Bloq.