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MONOLIF

We recently completed a project for Monolif, a design studio focused on delivering high-quality, custom websites for startups. The primary objective was to develop a site that effectively balances functionality and visual appeal, attracting and engaging their target audience.

Tech stack
  • Next.JS
  • Sanity
  • GSAP
  • Sendgrid
  • Notion API
  • Slack API
Roles
  • Full-stack web development
  • Creative development
  • Interaction design
  • Automation development
Design StudioDecember 2023
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Our approach

Motion design.

Intro Animation

We created a polished intro animation, not only showcasing our craftsmanship but also visually narrating the creation of Monolif's logo. This set the initial tone, aligning with the brand's identity.

Clean Page Transitions

We implemented smooth page transitions throughout the site. This wasn't just a stylistic choice; it was integral to maintaining Monolif's brand identity across different pages.

Interactive Easter Eggs

To add brand personality, we included interactive elements like a dynamic logo reveal on hover and a playful interaction on the footer logo. These subtle features were designed to enhance user engagement and make the brand more memorable.

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Integrating Sanity

User-Friendly Content Management System.

Choosing Sanity

We selected Sanity for the backend because of its versatility in handling updatable content. It offers a user-friendly interface that empowers Monolif’s team to independently manage their content. With Sanity, they can effortlessly create and publish new blog posts or custom case studies, without any dependency on developers.

Customized Content Modules

We developed bespoke content modules tailored to Monolif’s presentation style. These modules range from simple text blocks to full-width images, two-column image layouts, and videos. This modular approach provides Monolif with the flexibility to showcase their work in a variety of formats, ensuring each piece of content is displayed optimally.

Live-Preview Feature

One of Sanity's standout features we implemented is the live-preview. It generates a real-time example of the website with the new content, allowing Monolif to see and fine-tune their updates before making them live. This feature adds an extra layer of assurance, ensuring everything is perfect before public viewing.

Centralized Feature Management

Sanity also simplifies the management of various website features, such as contact form submissions. By centralizing these features, we've eliminated the hassle of managing multiple systems, making the administrative process more streamlined for Monolif.

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Results and impact

High performance and scalability.

Ensuring High Performance

Our development strategy centered on optimizing the site’s speed and responsiveness. This was critical in providing a smooth user experience, key to maintaining visitor engagement and minimising bounce rates.

Planning for scalability

From the outset, we architected the site with scalability in mind. As Monolif grows, the website is fully equipped to handle the evolving business needs and content requirements.

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Working with Outkast Studio was a game-changer for my design projects. Their expertise not only in building a flawless website but also in providing valuable insights on tech stacks, tools, interactions, and animations exceeded my expectations. Their commitment to excellence was evident – they proactively suggested improvements and were quick to address any issues during development.

The turn-key nature of their service allowed me to focus solely on design, confident that every technical aspect was in capable hands. Outkast Studio has become my go-to for all future projects, and I wholeheartedly recommend them to anyone seeking a reliable, innovative, and detail-oriented development partner.

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Kieran Parker

Founder of Monolif