Non-scrollable sites is gaining traction finally. Where one page websites, that scrolled through eternity, with a sticky anchor link header at the top, almost became the standard way of doing home pages, it’s nice to see pages where you have to click in order to navigate. As much as people hate scroll-jacking, it can actually be nice sometimes. The key when designing these sites is to use the screen for limitations. Prototype in Keynote. Keyboard navigation is common on these sites.
Three examples of full screen sites without scrolling:
Facebook Privacy Basics — Great site, albeit not responsive, by Facebook explaining step-by-step how privacy works on their service. Great illustrations!
Fantasy — The design agency Fantasy’s much anticipated new website launched earlier this year and it didn’t disappoint. Especially check out the Work section, everything stays in the screen.
KLM 50 Travels — Beautiful campaign site for KLM. It takes you through 50 desitanations, one screen at the time. Navigate with keyboard arrows, and the space bar.
2. Sticky headline to the side
For the most recent trends in web design it’s always wise to look at agency sites, or rather design studios. And recently it’s been á la mode to have your headlines scroll to the side of the text. All the cool kids are doing it. This is a desktop only trend, so you reading this on your phone will just have to trust me on this, without visiting the example links.