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Hi there!

So you like this little scroll effect from our homepage, do you? Good news.

You can fool around with the script to see how great it is - don't forget to push 'adjust settings' when you update the sliders.

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Note from The Shtick himself:
You better do this on a desktop computer you little mobile-first rascal. Now start scrolling down. Gently. There is a little surprise at the bottom of this page.

You scrolled down, splendid! Here's a little story. Since we launched our website in September 2016, the internet had been great to us. We were absolutely flabbergasted by the enthusiasm in the Twitosphere about the little trick we pulled on our homepage. You scrolled, you liked and you tweeted about it. You even made GIFs. None of our wildest dreams expected an increase of one million percent in visits. We even got featured on sites we didn't even knew existed. Dear internet, we owe you...

A few weeks later we got rewarded at the annual Mixx Awards - The Marketing and Interactive Excellence Awards that rewards the best digital campaigns of the year. We took home two prices: a golden Mixx Award for the Best Mobile App (for this project) and the 'most promicing agency award'. This has nothing to do with this script, but this is our website so we can talk about what we want. Winning the award made us feel like Lance Armstrong after winning his 7th Tour De France in a row. Except, we didn't do performance drugs and we still have all our balls (so far, that is).

Anyway, we decided to release a little demo with the 2D WebGL transition – or as we like to call it: sexy – and a link to the source code. Because it is all javascript, there is no reason to hide it. It’s already there if you can find it on our server. Large amout of respect to Der Schmale to help us out with this magic. Please note we added a some NSFW examples as background image. Why? Because we can. Nah.

And now, it's time for a commercial break!

When you are a company, a brand, a brandmanager, even a start-up... we can help you. We do branding, graphic design, creative concepts, campaigns,... both online and offline. We're basically a full service advertising agancy - except we don't think that sounds very sexy. Our shtick is visual communication - in the broadest sense of the word. But we want to keep it small, simple and straight forward. That's how we like it. If you want to grab a coffee, have a talk, discuss one of your projects: feel free to contact us.

Are you still reading this? In that case, we admire your perseverance. Good news, more letters to form words to make sentences. More stuff read. Ready?

unfortunately, The Shtick is rather lazy. Therefore the next paragraphes is full of generated Lorem Fucking Ipsum. Fuck yeah. Oh, we do not own any of the pictures used in this example. Google does. We can also remove any

Here we go: why are you fucking reading all of this? Get back to work. The graphic designer’s first fucking consideration is always the size and shape of the format, whether for the printed page or for digital display. Don’t worry about what other people fucking think. Learn from fucking criticism. Your rapidograph pens are fucking dried up, the x-acto blades in your bag are rusty, and your mind is dull. Stop clicking your mouse, get messy, go back to the basics and make something fucking original. Design as if your fucking life depended on it. You are not your fucking work. A good fucking composition is the result of a hierarchy consisting of clearly contrasting elements set with distinct alignments containing irregular intervals of negative space.

Can we all just agree as the greater design community to stop fucking talking about Comic Sans altogether? It’s getting fucking old. Don’t fucking lie to yourself. The details are not the details. They make the fucking design. To surpass others is fucking tough, if you only do as you are told you don’t have it in you to succeed. You need to sit down and sketch more fucking ideas because stalking your ex on facebook isn’t going to get you anywhere. Widows and orphans are terrible fucking tragedies, both in real life and definitely in typography. A good fucking composition is the result of a hierarchy consisting of clearly contrasting elements set with distinct alignments containing irregular intervals of negative space. Widows and orphans are terrible fucking tragedies, both in real life and definitely in typography.

If you fucking give up, you will achieve nothing. Widows and orphans are terrible fucking tragedies, both in real life and definitely in typography. Form follows fucking function. To go partway is easy, but mastering anything requires hard fucking work. When you sit down to work, external critics aren’t the enemy. It’s you who you must to fight against to do great fucking work. You must overcome yourself.

For those of you who came here for the surprise: visit shtick.be and do the Konami code.