Online portfolios are the best way to showcase your creative work - especially if your work is primarily digital-based. Digital designer Ian James Cox (opens in new tab) has created a website that packs a portfolio punch thanks to its multi-directional scrolling.
We're first presented with a rather lovely looking home page, that boasts some excellent illustration and a particularly nice sharpie-inspired font. As we begin to look through Cox's work, it's only then that the full multi-directional scrolling experience begins.
Specialising in graphic design, illustration, HTML5 (opens in new tab) and CSS3 (opens in new tab) as well as wireframing, Cox has made a portfolio that we certainly won't be forgetting any time soon.
How he built it
"I had the idea of creating a large sketchbook full of illustrations that you could explore, following a path with unlimited twists, turns, bends and even rotations," he tells us. "My friend Abid Din (opens in new tab), who's a senior developer at AKQA London (opens in new tab) helped me put it together."
The site was built using the Canvas API and a jQuery plugin called ScrollPath (opens in new tab) by Joel Besada. There's a separate mobile version too.
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