Neil
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snaps

Snapshots of UI, UX, sites, copy, nice little touches or anything from around the Internet that has made me smile, laugh, or go "yeah, yeah that's some good stuff right there".

Paste your taste Paste your taste

Where?

User profile page on Last.FM

What?

Statistically, users are 84% more likely to click a call to action button if it rhymes (probably).

View source 4eva View source 4eva

Where?

Source of Paul Irish's site

What?

Nice in-code easter egg surprisery.

Mr Oizo 3000 Mr Oizo 3000

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www.oizo3000.com

What?

Nice throwback to when computers looked like oversized solid plastic toasters. Fun site.

Powered by Hand Coding Powered by Hand Coding

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danielmall.com

What?

Powered by hand coding, and powered well might I add!

GitHub logo download GitHub logo download

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github.com

What?

Why would you ever right-click on the logo of a website? I don't think it would ever be anything other than trying to copy the logo image itself. GitHub think so too, right click on the logo and it brings up this useful modal window, nice!

Nike Better World Journey icons Nike Better World Journey icons

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Nike Better World Journey

What?

Nice fixed navigation icons and tooltips, slick site too.

Functional amp dial things Functional amp dial things

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licenselab.com

What?

It's not everyone's cup of tea, but I love sites that are pretending to be real life objects, and this site does it very well. Not only does it look great, the site actually uses some pretty nifty features to boot, and held together with tight transitions throughout.

Reebok distance scrolled thing Reebok distance scrolled thing

Where?

reebok.com

What?

AJAXing content in to pages to create a user-controlled infinite-scroll effect certainly isn't a new thing, but the Reebok site is the only example I know which has a handy little page-scrolled progress tracker to help let the user know exactly where they are, nice little UX touch.

Beautiful background animation Beautiful background animation

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Lore story microsite

What?

Simple scrolling site with killer background animations, absolutely beautiful and really help to tell the story. There's also a job ad and some ASCII art in the source, which they have actually put on GitHub as well for all to see, pretty cool.