Top 5 one page sites of 2012

The huge rise in popularity of one page sites over the last 2-3 years isn’t showing any sign of slowing down and is an area we keep a keen eye one – offering a great source or awesome ideas and clever uses of emerging web technologies. Oh yeah, and we do love a little Parallax scroll with our morning coffee.

As we’re nearing the end of 2012 we thought it’d be fun to do a quick roundup of some of our favourite one page sites for you to check out. It is by no means exhaustive, so please share your own favourites with us in the comments or via Facebook or Twitter, we’d love to check them out.


Creative9 is a UK based full service development & interactive design agency. The site’s mix of smooth delivery and sci-fi epicness, not to mention; avoidance of cramming in too much information, make this site a winner.

Inception Explained

As big web and movie fans, a site that delivers on both fronts is hard not to love. This experimental site built around the plot of the hit movie Inception was made by Matt Dempsey and manages to take a lot of information, visually condense it and create a seamless, fun experience for the user.

in Tacto 10 Years

in Tacto, an interactive agency specialized in the creation of digital pieces, celebrates 10 years of adventure as their work and agency has expanded, along with the technologies they work with daily. A beautiful, visual trip that not only explores the agency’s timeline but that of the web itself.

Land Een Job

Created by digital agency Interacto for their recruitment process, Land Een Job takes users on a beautifully crafted journey in search of employment perfection (including a trip through the cosmos). It’s friendly craft-paper style aesthetic works well and little touches like the shadows and birds being killed by the pollution from the factory add personality.

Dangers Of Fracking

A scrolling one page infographic style site site designed and coded by Linda Dong to inform users about the dangers of the Hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking”. This is the process of drilling and injecting fluid into the ground at a high pressure in order to fracture shale rocks to release natural gas inside. There appears to be a lot of evidence highlighting the risks of water contamination, which this site serves to highlight. It’s a really smooth, rich visual experience for users exploring a potentially heavy and/or dry subject matter.

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Published by Liam

Liam is a new member of the Ubelly writing team. He has a background in web, online publishing and social media; spending his time tinkering with Wordpress, Foursquare, Facebook and his DSLR. He has a love for all things creative and visual.

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