While browsing and searching the Internet for inspiration you discover a lot of intriguing pieces of interfaces and interactions that put a smile on your face or make you say: "Oh, very nice, you sneaky designer you!" Here are some interesting UI Easter Eggs and microinteractions I recently came across.
This little interaction always makes me praise its originality. Just head over at ReadMe's login page and play around with the inputs to see the mascot cover its eyes when you're typing a password.
The Float Label
I admit I'm an undeclared fan of the float label and I'm glad it gains popularity which each app. Read more about float labels right from its source.
Or discover more about its interactive form proposal.
Star Wars Lightsabers
I'm not that much of a Star Wars fan (sudden dramatic music in the background), but I'll go see the new movie when it comes out. Moreover if you visit Starwars.com (on mobile or responsive view :P) and click on the hamburger menu icon, the menu appears, but the icon changes into two battling light sabers (smart because it also means X as in Close).
Facebook Wireframe Preloader
Have you ever noticed that when loading your timeline, Facebook first displays a wireframe preview for the posts? Well I did. Nice touch.
Slack Color Preview
Slack is a very powerful communication tool if you master all its not-so-obvious features and integrations. For instance if you paste a hex color in a conversation it also displays the color.
Cards Against Humanity
This game is not for saints. It's for those who like to see which has the sickest and twisted imagination. And to keep that dark humor intact, the CAH store greets you right in the face when you try to buy a pack from an inferior country (called Freedonia).
Gamespot Konami Code
Who hasn't played NES games? Well, if you go to Gamespot and type the famous Konami Code (the one that granted you 30 extra lives in Contra: up, up, down, down, left, right, left, right, B, A) and then press Enter, you will be redirected to the Contra NES cheat sheet.
Oatmeal ASCII art
If you don't know who Oatmeal is, you're missing a lot of great stuff. It has so many memorable cartoons, one is even hidden in the source code.
Where to get more
These only represent 1% of the tip the iceberg. The king of microinteractions showcase remains LittleBigDetails. For more on microinteractions and how to make the best out of them, check out the book. Nonetheless explore, explore and don't forget to explore. Use Flipboard, Medium, Twitter, Designer News or whatever burst your inspiration bubble.
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