Study: Animal Documentary
I have always been a huge fan of animal documentaries and thought it would be a cool concept for a web page. I wanted to go with an animal that had a lot of color for my design, and after browsing stock photos of birds, frogs, and other tropical animals, I ultimately choose the Bush Viper. It just has some amazing colors and textures, and the pose was just perfect for what I had in mind.
I decided to go with a typographical treatment that gave the layout a sense of depth, placing a portion of text behind the subject and making it slightly darker. I wanted to keep the main focus on the snake, so I kept the additional page content at a minimum; adding a couple of factoids and a link to view a video documentary.
Overall, I am extremely happy with the way the final design turned out and may add some animation in the future.