Project: opalWeb 2.0
Technology: Macromedia Flash 4
Lead designer: Jeff Fridberg
opalWeb 2.0, the first publicly available version of
opalWeb, received a lot of praise for its original
interface and unconventional style. It was honored with links from several major
design portals, as well as from Flash-centric sites.
The explorative concept of opalWeb 2.0 didn't appeal
to everyone however. Some users became quite
perplexed by the difficulty that at times was
involved in finding the actual content.
Patient and open-minded users however appreciated
the not-in-your-face approach and sat back, relaxed,
and let the intense chaos of opalWeb slowly overwhelm
them in a unique experience.