General Inspiration

Nifty Site Navigation (O’Neill)

It’s high time that I posted a nifty site to inspire all of you, so here you go:


Truly a unique method of handling site navigation. What do y’all think?

By Thomas Chapin

24 year old guy (as of 09/24/2007) who has been in the design business since the age of 11. First corporate web site created at the age of 13. Worked at DSBWorldWide, Inc. for 9 years. Moved to Arizona in November of 2005 to be a business partner/web developer at Tornado Design.

6 replies on “Nifty Site Navigation (O’Neill)”

i love this site. i love how all the elements and navigation relate to the brand and are just plain fun to use. it’s also impressive that 2advanced went away from their usual ‘tech’ style and did something very craft oriented. nice stuff!

It’s way cool, but it looks like it would take at least three minutes to load over dialup.

Also, the triple-split nav is confusing; if nothing else, the differences between “products,” “clothing,” “surf,” etc., is less than obvious.

Hey Mark, that’s a great comment about dial up. Seriously, I know a few people who still use dial up and they’d never wait for a site like this.

But I wonder if that’s a good enough excuse to not do a site this awesome? Who knows.

I agree about the split up navigation. That part must not have been thought through very well.

I think the biggest thing that you have to take into consideration when creating a site like this is your target market.

Most people who are into surfing and snowboarding and what not are young people who don’t tolerate dial-up connections. Honestly, just about the only people I know these days who don’t have access to some sort of high speed connection are either elderly people or people who just want to check their email every now and then.

Dunno though. I could just be presuming too much.

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