BigNoise Launches New Site for The Mint Museum
Building on the branding concept developed by BooneOakley — Inspiration Beyond The Wall — we set out to create a clean and well-designed site focused on art and the Mint’s Happenings — but we wanted it to do more… to be Inspiring and to allow people to share their inspiration.
In the top right-hand corner of the new mintmuseum.org is a colorful icon labeled “Inspiring.” Similar to the “Like” button on Facebook, it allows users to identify things on the website they find inspiring by clicking it to share their inspiration and add it to their MyMint page. Users can also click 'What's Inspiring' to see what other users find inspiring, stumbling across things they might not have seen otherwise.
“We're excited to launch not only because the site itself is inspiring, but also because the people who visit are inspiring; that's what makes it so special,” said James Martin, the Mint’s digital communications manager. “Too often, users visit sites, find what they're looking for, and simply go on their way. Now that we've helped them realize their own inspirations, and even save them to their own MyMint page, their visit becomes an epiphany – a moment in which they suddenly learn something new about the art and themselves.”
We were excited by your news on the Mint Museum Site. It was featured in WebDesignLedger recently for Best Color Used In Web Design, http://webdesignledger.com/inspiration/21-beautiful-examples-of-color-usage-in-web-design We at Catlyst Web Design's wanted to congratulate The Big Noise on such a great design. We wrote a nice blog post about it. http://www.catalystwebdesigns.com/blog/mint-museum-designed-by-big-noise-featured-in-web-design-ledger-blog/ We also just launched a new design, http://www.design-inspiration-muse.com. Thanks for visiting our sites.06/23/2012by
Thanks for the compliment Dmitrij... and the constructive criticism. We'll look into keeping the widget blocks available on each section...06/14/2012by
Heya. I really like what you did there. But my only concern is the navigation :) And since I've stumbled across you portfolio and am able to write a comment then...why not? So when you navigate to a subpage of any "happening" (event) you're not presented with a dropdown block in the main navigation bar that has all the useful stuff in it (like search by calendar date etc etc) So in order to search for the event by date or see the featured events I need to go to some other page within a different section of the site i.e. a homepage and then hover on the "happening" in the main navi. A bit lame from the usability perspective. But anyway an awesome design and coding. Cheers! Dmitrij.06/13/2012by