Travel Oregon

Oh man, I love this design. There’s so much going on here with the responsive design. The search box has some interesting changes across screen sizes, which is worth some study. I also really like how the main hero/slide show is done, where when you get down to the iPhone screen width you just get that static illustration for Oregon instead of it just going away. The navigation design is visually interesting with the mouseover designs, keeps you mousing around the nav too. Really really good stuff here. Dig in for a few on this one okay!


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.

  • I love this design, but there’s a few technical flaws with it in terms of bandwidth for mobile devices (or slow connections). When the page is loaded on a mobile device, there is a lot of images which are loaded, but are never displayed (because they are hidden by media queries). It’s quite a bandwidth penalty and could make the site loading time quite slow on poor connections.

    That said, the large hero images are loaded dynamically, so they aren’t even requested until the viewport is large enough to display them.

    I like the site, and it has been made very well, I just wanted to provide a few technical criticisms.