Although a great deal of people, especially the older generations, believe that the Web is the place for fun and amusement that can’t be of much use, in fact it is a perfect place for becoming a more intelligent and educated person. One of the latest tendencies is eager to demonstrate this in practice. We are going to explore websites that are composed of interesting facts or those that capably transform history into an exciting adventure.
They let you fill the gaps in your knowledge right away, leaving a favorable and long-lasting impression. We cover various examples: some of them offer exceptional visual storytelling experiences, others rely on a bulk of entertaining and thought-provoking videos and images; some of them are narrowly targeted while others concern general issues. So let’s take a look at what we have prepared for you. We believe our list will help you to become an even more educated person.
Informative and Educational Websites
Ice and Sky
Ice and Sky tells the story about changes that happened in the climate of our planet in an attention-grabbing, intriguing and engaging way. Fully illustrated environment spiced up with subtle motion, and dynamic effects produce a dramatic impression.
10000 ans histoire economie
The project lets you trace the story of humanity formation in terms of economy. It is broken into corresponding periods that are colorized for easier digestion and populated with proper images for a richer experience.
100 Years of Design
The project was created to celebrate the centenary of design. It has a clean and neat interface and leverages neutral coloring to lay out the content in a pleasant and non-intrusive manner. You are welcomed to explore the website and take part in a discussion.
History of Icons
History of icons is a matchless, fully illustrated project that reveals all the vital and essential stages of icons’ maturity. Of course, the story is presented in a concise manner, yet it is quite sufficient to broaden knowledge in this area.
Evolution of Windows
From old-timey, primitive yet quite nifty Windows 1.0 to sophisticated, intelligent and pioneering Windows 10 the project covers all of them. Each device is professionally visualized and is accompanied by a brief description.
Interiors in Time
Interiors in Time shows the evolution of domestic appliances that were used to create comfort living. It starts with early modernist and post art-deco era 40s and ends with minimalism and pragmatic 90s. Each decade is represented via corresponding furniture items.
100 ans de Tour
100 ans de Tour is a project for those of you who love bicycles and healthy lifestyle. Delve into an interesting and rich history of one of the most famous competitions – Tour de France. You are greeted with the grid where you can choose a year and learn all the facts and stats about it.
Celebrating 100 years of discoveries for humanity
Celebrating 100 years of discoveries for humanity is a non-profit website that draws the attention to various achievements that have been made during this century. There are plenty of photos, interesting facts, and videos. From The Walter+Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research.
The project covers all the leaders of the USA. The timeline is organized as a grid where each cell includes a photo of a president. You can choose the desired one and familiarize yourself with some interesting facts taken from National Archives and Records.
Warsaw Rising is a partly interactive website that tells the dramatic story of the capital of Poland. The website reveals history starting from the post-war period. The gloomy atmosphere and spectacular photos strengthen the powerful impression.
Cycle By Cycle
Want to learn more about bicycles and their types, take a look at this small yet creative and vigilantly crafted project. It displays various bikes with the help of nifty flat style illustrations thereby getting you a bit closer to this sports culture.
History of Innovation
History of Innovation is based on an original timeline that introduces you to the enormous work done by AT&T. The timeline covers 90 years of constant improvements and innovations made by the company.
Computing History, as you may have guessed, is dedicated to computers and their evolution and maturity. This fully illustrated project offers you a fantastic and absorbing visual storytelling experience that not only amuses but also enlightens and informs.
A Formula 1 History
A Formula 1 History is populated with top-notch highly detailed illustrations of cars that have participated in one of the most famous, fast and dangerous races in the World. The project has a descriptive and illuminating nature as well as artistic and alluring aesthetics.
Windows of New York
Windows of New York lets you feel the atmosphere of one of the busiest cities on the planet. The collection is regularly updated and replenished with new findings. Each illustration has a personality and a particular charm and demonstrates a specific decade in exterior design.
Endsleigh celebrates its jubilee and tries to engage as many people as possible by creating this fantastic and informative website. It satisfies current trends, looks excellent across various platforms and devices and has lots to tell.
Cold Water Shock
Cold Water Shock touches on serious issues. Its aim is to inform people about the danger that lies in wait for you in cold water. The whole story is broken into tiny pieces that are bolstered by facts.
History of Art
History of Art shows a creative way to introduce the regular online audience to a world of art and its chronics, directions, and exciting events. It falls into four main categories that save you from getting lost in the content.
Food Fight feels fun. It gives off sports charm and is bursting with personality. You are invited to compare and contrast the average daily calorie intake of various athletes. The confrontation is reproduced with the help of bright vector illustrations.
Migration in Census
Migration in Census looks sophisticated and exquisite. The design is modern and the aesthetics are pleasing and inviting. The project reveals boring facts in a unique and captivating way adding visual interest to the idea.
Designers and developers are managed to transform dull history and a series of tedious facts into a memorable and impressive experience. Using vibrant illustrations, vivid videos, dynamic effects, subtle motion and other tricks, they offer the online audience an exceptional pastime. Moreover, they kill two birds with one stone: clarify the cause in an unobtrusive fashion and make the Web a better place in terms of information.
Do you find such websites entertaining or just a waste of time? Which one did you find the most informative and captivating?