The entire website was designed mobile first, mainly because the story of Internet.org is for a global audience connecting with a wide range of devices.
To ease the experience the site was designed to seamlessly take the user to different stories on the homepage. Text, icons and panels moving smoothly to not interrupt the user flow.
To keep the feeling of seamless navigation, we translated the mobile design to a horizontal split screen on desktop, where the user moves in the same way as on the phone. The photography and interface locks to the viewport as the user scrolls through very long stories about how individuals and communities has been benefitting from acquiring an internet connection for the first time.
As with all projects, I made several alterations before we all settled for a final design. The difference with this project in specific, was that almost all of them were shown to the client in order for us to make a decision together. These are five variations I managed to dig up from my archive.
This website was not built for your grandma’s computer.
If you are indeed using her computer, please return it to her.