Submitted by: Jonah Goldstein
Role: Designer & Developer

This site now serves as an introduction to Sophie Hardach’s first novel, The Registrar’s Manual for Detecting Forced Marriages. The novel itself is a journey of a Kurdish refugee and a Marriage Registrar and begins with a splash into Mediterranean, and so the site follows in suit stylistically. The postcard, stamps, and postmarks are really German period pieces. Hopefully people will enjoy the site as much as I enjoyed reading Sophie’s first novel.

Interesting layout for this website, effectively working like a slideshow. It’s engaging. I like the parallax effect in the footer, with the waves too. Neat site.


Gene Crawford

With over a decade of experience in the industry he has overseen the design and architecture of hundreds of web sites and applications. An active member in the design community, he's the editor & producer of, the ConvergeSE, ConvergeFL, ConvergeRVA and the Breaking Development conference series.

  • Thanks Gene,

    I hope people actually send Sophie a message since I spent some time making those German postmarks and the following animation… and they’re not visible until actually sending the note. A nice, little surprise, I guess, for those who do.

    Thanks for the feature:)