Robert Kurson Website


Best known for his 2004 bestselling book, Shadow Divers, Robert Kurson is an extremely accomplished author and some may say, investigator. For his latest book, Pirate Hunters, we worked with Design Agency Killdisco Design and Random House Books to come up with a conceptual website which plays on the title of his 2015 release.

With a HTML5 fullscreen video background of the washing of an ocean, along with CSS3 animations throughout, the seemingly simple website got a heavy dose of UX to walk users through the author’s latest offerings.

Built on a custom one-off theme for WordPress, we created a multi-sectioned site for the author’s appearances, previous releases, press, and more.

Development Milestones:

  • Fullscreen video background
  • Lightweight CSS3 animated assets
  • Custom Post-Type CMS for easy segregation of assets and categories