Year in Photos 2010
Every year Army.mil features the best Army photos on a new Year in Photos microsite. I updated the site for 2010, significantly breaking from previous styles.
What I Did
Previous Year in Photos sites presented the photos in a small Flash slideshow. This was not a technique I wanted to repeat when I started work on this project. I designed and built the site using a fresh approach, which instead involves a long vertical scroll with large photos. This method is both more accessible and more user-friendly.
What I Learned
While it's often easier to repeat past methods, sometimes innovation is required. Year in Photos became much more modern and this interaction model will likely last for years to come, as the basic template has already been successfully repeated.