How Many Days Until
A personal project initially to show the days remaining until Christmas. The idea grew into selecting any future or past date to see the days until or since.
I went through a few iterations of the look and feel before I settled on one. I wanted the background image to change depending on the date the user inputs and the easiest way to do that was to change the background colour. The top layer has alpha transparency to show the colour change underneath and give the impression on season change.
Of course, the site had to be usable on mobile devices so responsive design was a consideration from the start. The user gets the same experience on all devices.
I wanted to add a little animation to the site, so I made the result pop up from below. I found that this bit of animation made the user want to try more dates and stay longer.