Anyhow, during this time I came across this simply gorgeous website from Amgen that provides information on Bone Biology: bonebiology.amgen.com We are not only treated to some cool CG eye candy of the interior of bones as the interface, but it also gives us the parallax scrolling and even focal distance shifts. Detailed info is then presented through video with more luscious imagery and high production value voice overs and editing. The entire site serves as a lovely example on how to present some detailed information in a highly approachable and engaging way on the web. We dont have interaction with discussion forums and blogs etc, but the principles here show that good design should be critical in the creation of an LMS platform and it implementation.
Technically the wizardry is done with Flash, though I assume HTML5 could do much of what we see. I am not sure who the creative team was who put this together, but doubtless it was a team with various specialists.
Here are a few screenshots of the site, which don't do it justice btw.
[Amgen Bone Biology site]