SXSW - South by Southwest 10th Web Awards Winner - Best CSS

The 'html' category

Stephane Tartelin

In the Print & Illustration, Animation and Sketchbook pages of Tartelin’s website a div containing title and menu is placed on the “left sider” side by an horizontal scrolling div with an overflow:auto. (In this way the first section seems to use a position:fixed property) This div on the right contains several floating images with […]


The alternative rock band Soulwax (also knew as the mashup patriarchs 2 many DJ’s) shows in its web space how a problem like the one seen in the last post could be used to extend the originality purpose of an horizontal site, playing with vertical scrollbars, widths and both text and images content. Very unusable, […]

Japi Honoo

Although is build with a nested table layout, the site of the designer Japi Honoo shows well one of the main problem (1,2) of the horizontal way: every section has a fixed width an height, so if the text inside is taller than the container an uneasy vertical scrollbar is displayed on the right.

Les Hautes-Mynes

Les Hautes-Mynes du Thillot web site is a good example of how a touristic brochure could be transfered on web using an horizontal layout. The 460px wide sections are placed side-by-side using CSS floating and contains on the left five links for the javascript scrolling of the page; the same links are replied in a […]


Based on my “The Horizontal Way template”, the official UK website of the rockband Evanescence is divided in six sections linked by the internal anchors of the left sider’s menu. Every section includes on the top a link that allows to scroll to this menu, and another menu – this time inline – on the […]

Stephan Bucco

Power to the images: in Stéphane Bucco’s portfolio the html+css structure is composed by only one absolute-positioned div with a long (32702px) width and fixed (558px) height, where are inserted all the img tags related to the several artworks that are in this way displayed, as usual, side-by-side. A little (in lenght and font-size) description […]

Tulipe (CZG)

The sixth entry from the CZG, Tulipe, could help to show again an important difference from horizontal to vertical design: sometimes divs that are at the same distance from the top of the viewport and contains text with the same font-size but different amount of it can’t have the same width. It could cause problems […]


The portfolio of Koniec, spanish designers and illustrators, displays a fixed menu on the left where is possible to select the five horizontal pages showing (in divs with float:left) the published artworks.


“Freeware/Delaware”, digital home of the japanese “musics_designs” group Delaware, has the numbers ( (2001->2006) to be cited as one of the patriarch of horizontal scrolling. Especially in its ‘vision‘ pages, it displays ten or more squared artwork, 500×500 px big, placed syde-by-side everyone with a simple title (with scheme #’num’/’title’/’date’) on the right.

Tentacle Eye

Like the other portfolios already seen, Tentacle Eye is a (french) long collection of artworks and photoes with same height and different width placed side by side in a nested table layout. The first section, dedicated to news, display a vertical bar to scroll the content; a vertical bar is displayed, unfortunately, in the entire […]

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