The subject matter of the Milwaukee Police News site doesn’t instantly lend itself to most designers premise of a good idea. However, the people at Cramer-Krasselt have taken a difficult subject and shown what can be acheived with imagination and planning. The images are striking and well-balanced and soon as the navigation is called into action it reveals the vertical scrolling technique employed. The right-sided menu is more than just a set of links, each link reveals a related image on rollover, a technique that needs to be seen to impress.
An image slider using transparent images provides a clever use of the technique
Well-styled tooltips makes the simple timeline a must-see feature