“Scrolling”, or vertical navigation, has become fashionable again in the field of large-scale interactive reports and documentaries. This tendency, formed by ever-increasing examples, is becoming more sophisticated in combination with other resources and as a result it is taking its first steps towards a true digital narrative, driven by the experimentation going on with HTML5.
Hollow, a post-industrial scene
The most recent case is Hollow. It shows the life of the residents of McDowell County, West Virginia, USA. It had 100,000 inhabitants in the 1950s but its population has been dropping progressively since then to its present 22,000. It represents the situation of many towns in that country which grew in the economic boom times but today lives side by side with the remains of those past days...."