Favianna Rodriguez hired CoLab to create an art repository for the hundreds of artworks she has created over the years. Her art and praxis address migration, economic inequality, gender justice, sexual freedom and ecology. We worked closely with Favianna to create a minimal, responsive site that allows users to explore her in-depth work across multiple disciplines and various forms of media.
Gallery Maskara Redesign
Gallery Maskara's old site in Flash was looking dated. Besides, they had issues with a powerful, but inflexible CMS.
We created very clean, minimal layouts, courtesy Design Concentrate, and built a fluid site with a CMS in Django/Python. A custom image zooming tool was also built to load and view high-resolution images responsively in the browser. The connections between artists, events, exhibitions were complex and handled efficiently, with a very in-depth Content Management System.
Marlon needed to ditch his older website in favour of an adaptive one that would work across desktop/tablet/mobile. It's a simple, one page director showreel, with HTML5 videos that load fast and are very crisp - great bandwidth/quality ratio. Simple, linear and scale animations add dynamism to the site. This one happened over steaming cups of green and light black tea!
India Someday customizes tours for visitors to India the same way you’d prepare a meal for old friends – with warmth, passion and diligence. Co-founders Abbas and Harsh wanted a site that was informal yet classy, friendly, minimal and easily accessible by all, no matter the user’s device…
It was difficult to fit the existing logo within the rest of the user interface, but we achieved it over some iterations. The site has simple, but effective CSS3 animations, plenty of accordions for text, and long forms that are easy to breeze through. It manages to evoke the riot of colors associated with an Indian summer, without going over the top.
And of course, India Someday is responsive across all devices and screens.
Note: The website has been rebranded since.
Our Platform Designfolio
This project was done for Design Concentrate, and the designs came via Our Platform. The old Flash website was overhauled and a clean layout in white, pear green and brown has replaced it. The client requested a carousel at the top, where each image represents a portfolio work.
The PSD templates provided were converted to a responsive website, and the responsive breakpoints added as per our discretion. We managed to maintain the visual integrity of the graphic designer’s vision, despite the fluid nature of a responsive website.
Sonia wanted to redo her website and was sure she wanted a classic look, white background, pure black type and one strong pop of colour across the site. Typography and trimming the content were very, very important.
After a few iterations, we succeeded in restraining her content, completely revamping the navigation and allowing the user interface to breathe. A lush maroon provides the pop of colour in a sticky menu at the top. The responsive site stretches and squishes across mouse and touch devices.
We sat a few times, Shernavaz (she is luminescent), her daughter Zasha (she co-runs Clark House) and envisioned something clean, intelligent and beautiful.
The layout is responsive using pure CSS and media queries. It resizes seamlessly across devices. Fluid layouts are harder to achieve, but the end result is always worth it. We provided swatches on the bottom left for users to choose.
Macgregor Techknowlogy crafted a custom CMS, to easily upload and update images and content.