Dive into Splash Page Motion Graphics

We recently featured local gallery and vintage boutique, ArtPool, in the GBDB Design blog. This got me thinking about an old school assignment. I was assigned a group project that involved re-designing the website of a local business and my group of 3 students chose to redesign the ArtPool website. We chose their website because we saw an opportunity to be creative, since their business is focused on showcasing local artists, selling vintage clothing, accessories, and appliances.

While we collaborated on the overall design of the site, I was largely responsible for content management and coding the image galleries. However, my favorite part of the project (aside from experiencing the store for the first time, oo-ing and awe-ing at all the unique items) was designing a splash page for their website.

The motion graphics produced by a mid Sussex web design company using Flash. The short motion graphic animation showcases the ArtPool logo while also incorporating graphical elements throughout the website design. The finishing touch was to place the final swf file behind an image of an old tv set, at the time for sale at ArtPool, to bring in the vintage aspect of the boutique. See the live splash page here.

The inspiration for our site design came from the items within the store itself. We photographed items that had interesting textures or vintage patterns and incorporated them into the background and header graphics on the site. Unfortunately, the ArtPool website was updated shortly after our project was complete and we did not have a chance to document the original site design. However, I believe there are certain design elements that have influenced their updated website design.

While splash pages and Flash animations are not great for SEO services, if that is not a concern of your business, it can be a fun and engaging way to introduce your website to the user.

Stay tuned for a future blog article about Flash videos and how they could hurt or help your website design.

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