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The visual appeal of those sites is undeniable. However, they have serious problems in terms of usability: All control is taken away from the user. All of these sites force everyone to view a multi-page glossy ad, whether they want to or not. What if I just want to buy your product? What if I want to quickly get your contact information? Forget about ...


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This design loses all novelty the instant you realize it's a slideshow. However, as a slideshow, it wins in these areas: having a single direction to swipe/scroll makes it easier to figure out "where do I go from here" than something like Prezi (where the "next" direction can be anywhere, even into/out of the page) a smooth transition from one page to the ...


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dan1111 has pointed out potential issues with this design, but I think that it's quite a robust idea if executed correctly. Case example is the Mac Pro introductory website. This garnered a lot of attention when it came out, providing a good way to introduce users to the new product. Things they did well: 1. It looks great Black backing, appropriate font ...


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To start with it's a good idea not to solely rely upon colors (because of color blindness). Colors can maybe still be kept, if they in the gray scale will result in different gray shades - which can help the user to scan the area. Selecting Activity 1 could highlight all Activity 1 areas in the schedule. Add an abbreviation of what activity each block is. ...


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Remember that "color blindness" is not the complete absence of color. That is called Achromatopsia and it is only seen in 1 in every 33,000 people. What humans typically suffer from is a deficiency in the development of the cones in the eyes, making it difficult to decipher differences in colors such as red and green, or blue and green. As mentioned above, ...


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These single page apps were in trend which led the way to a few frameworks with which the similar view can be achieved in a better way. The point is the user has to use a loads of scroll either to go to top (unless the link to top is provided) or to scroll to the bottom and they might be clueless about the category they are going through except to say ...


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I wanted to post this as a comment on andrewb's answer, but I ran out of room. andrewb gave a number of good points about these websites. The problem is that ALL of these good points can be applied to a non-full-screen scrolling page WITHOUT the downsides dan1111 pointed out, and often even better. A scrolling page allows you fine control over what a user ...


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You can use hashing, for example :


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Colors are not going to be a good way to distinguish 15-20 activities, period. There are too many, and colors will look similar. Besides the very good points made by Henrik Ekblom,: I would display the activity name or the first part of it whenever there is room. If there is a tooltip feature such as mouse-over (not clear if this is a desktop ...



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