The lack of multilingual support is one of the few big issues with Webflow service. Weglot is the only solution that alleviates this shortcoming with grace.
The project was a collaborative child of yours truly and my old friend Sergey. We had a tight timeline around Christmas holidays and New Year to make the launch in time.
The task was to create a unique and memorable promotional page for the Weglot service that was getting ready to expand to the Webflow userbase.
Concept, wireframing, prototyping, animation & interactions, UI & graphic design, creative development.
In short we had quite a journey ourselves to create a journey experience for visitors.
We started with a basic wireframe with a couple of ideas that evolved almost unrecognisably towards the end of the project.
The most important consideration we had was that we needed to have something different. We didn't want to settle for a generic SaaS template with a list of advantages of using this service. We wanted users to take a trip, to see how things are now and how we want things to be with the help of Weglot.
End result was colourful, witty, fun to scroll through, full of complex interactions and clever techniques under the hood, and was a huge success among the Webflow and general design community, getting a few awards and a lot of recognition in the process.
We had our initial colours gradually change throughout the process, leaning this and that way during user testing.
I the end the visuals got the dusky tint with a lot of colourful splashes. Whole thing had to be playful, not boring, engaging, and defying conventional style fads and tendencies.
Where we started
After initial brainstormings with Weglot team and our own inner discussions, we came up with a complex storyboard that ensured that everyone understood where we were heading, and could provide feedback before we actually started development process.
This storyboard was the basis on which I built the project itself.
I created a seamlessly flowing experience with the help of interactive storytelling, unobtrusive road forks while navigating, and fun Easter eggs.
The page consists of six completely different sections, each telling a different part of story, all having pleasant animations, many featuring playful interactions.
Every little detail is subtly animated, exploring everything will take two or three visits at the very least.
Our interactions panel looks seriously insane for a single page.
Not only did this project introduce new service to Webflow users, but being cloneable and completely free to look into, it was also a great source of insight for any developer to learn new tricks.
And last but not least feat is that the site itself uses Weglot's translation service and is available in five languages. A team of translators (and yours truly as a volunteer for one of the languages) painstakingly made sure all the visual puns made perfect sense in all of them!