An adventure through the magical world of CSS design & keyframe animations
and in reminiscence of the golden age of electronica and disco.
"Never gonna give you up..."
Sweet dreams (are made of this)
And indeed they are.
I based my concept on the Akai GX-747 and on the memories of my father's Grundig TS1000. I felt that this mixture of old and new made a perfectly pleasant and balanced layout. Influenced by Google's currently trending material design, the concept went through quite a few iterations and many moments of self-doubt. Am I adding too many buttons? Is it supposed to be three-head or four-head? Should it even have a stop button or just pause? You get the gist of it.
Get down on it
Get down on it!
So, what do I plan on adding in the future, you ask?
Functional power button Functional play/pause buttons
- Draggable volume sliders
- Rotating knobs
- Animated VU meters
- Easing rewind/fast-forward functions
- Display counter that actually keeps track of time
Perhaps even the possibility of playing a real track.
See it in action
buttons, dials, sliders
Reel-to-reel tape recorders can often times appear confusing due to their highly complicated layouts. I tried to approach this issue by heavily simplifying the original concept, whilst still providing a somewhat functional, minimalist UI.