Here's my little contribution to the quite popular (literally legendary) Twitter Widget playoff. Apart from the bright and minimal style of this in general, I devoted my main attention to two fairly small details:
Since displaying notifications is only necessary when there are actually such available, I decided to make their appearance dynamic by using that page curl in the top right-hand corner. The small digit behind it indicates the number of unread notifications; if there are none, the paper will simply uncurl.
Also, I tried giving that somewhat skeuomorphistic "stack of paper" metaphor a touch of interactiveness, so when hovering the widget, the sheet underneath actually slides downwards and reveals a compose field.
Be sure to check out the non-dithered PNG version, since using a GIF image really takes its toll. Also, feel free to grab the PSD!
about 1 year ago
This is gorgeous. The thought process behind everything is very clear and well thought out. The skeuo. styled stack of papers is very neat and the curled corner is a very sweet idea. Leaves much more room for space for the other elements. Really really nice job & I hope you enjoyed hopping in
@Cat Smith Thanks for your kind words! And yes, I absolutely did! (Once again, congrats on the success of this playoff!)
Thank you so much I really appreciate that
Well done Jona! The dithering is well worth it.
@Eli Schiff Hehe, thanks Eli!
Damn, fantastic work once again Jona. So clean, love the stacked paper effect too.
@Aaron Ng Thanks so much Aaron, really appreciate your support!
I like it but not because of the animation... I don't really see how a user should know that that part can be extended.. Everything else is simply great execution...
@Matej Latin Must admit you've got a point there, perhaps a little bookmark-type-of-thing sticking out between the sheets of paper indicating that something can be "pulled down" would be appropriate. Anyway, thanks for your valuable feedback!
Neat! Maybe that's not your style but I would work a bit more on the curl and make the blue brighter/more visible. Otherwise it's really good.
12 months ago
@Benedikt Thanks for your input! I actually realized the curl is a little too faint as well, and your example is definitely an improvement! Perhaps it's a little too dark to fit in with the subtle divider lines, but I totally agree with the general idea of it. The contrasting orange works great as well!
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