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November 26, 2011 | 13 likes | 0 comments
Historically I've found it difficult to find truly spectacular portfolio sites online. It's like finding a needle in a haystack. This week, for some reason, I've discovered two such sites. Put simply, the Kyan portfolio site is close to perfection in my book. They've gone for an ambitious, quite content heavy approach, and they've succeeded with flying colors. The combination of canvas animations, subtle details, beautiful typography, great content strategy work and incredible illustrations make for one of the boldest and most memorable portfolios in a long time. The homepage slider is just plain fantastic.
November 24, 2011 | 14 likes | 0 comments
Goodie! One of my favorite Norwegian design studios finally moved away from their old portfolio built with Flash. This new site clearly shows how well these designers understand the web, not only technology-wise but also the UX. This is probably one of my favorite site designs in a while. Just check out the beautiful typography and grid. The slide-in search box is also an exquisite touch.
November 15, 2011 | 6 likes | 0 comments
In the words of Robert Scoble: "The new @foursquare home page is crack!" Personally I find the new site top notch and very fast, and don't forget the awesomeness of the super clean homepage when logged out. I'm guessing it has the highest conversion rate of any teaser page for an iPhone app ever. Great work by @sambrown and the Foursquare team. Via @danielmall.
November 15, 2011 | 9 likes | 0 comments
The Clubhouse is a beautifully quirky little blog containing interviews, art, news and doodles by selected artists. It's also a way for Carbonmade to show off the range and quality of their users. Truly inspiring and very well designed blog. There's nothing quite like it.
November 15, 2011 | 7 likes | 0 comments
Slick and to-the-point portfolio site for Swedish interface designer Farzad Ban. I love how he basically displays 2 sentences, 8 projects and 3 basic calls to action. Nothing overly fancy but it's very easy to digest and looks great.
November 9, 2011 | 20 likes | 0 comments
I love everything about Everyday Photos by young Norwegian designer/photographer Kristian Hjelle. It's a clean and simple little photo blog, and it's perfectly executed. Of course it doesn't hurt that the photos are great. With gorgeous typography and every little detail just feeling right, this makes for an outstanding little site.
The only thing I miss is keyboard navigation.
November 9, 2011 | 13 likes | 0 comments
Previously known as BankSimple aka the Future of Banking. I'd like to use the words of Tim van Damme to point out the disruptive momentum in Simple: "This is probably the most anticipated product ever for me". The site itself as well as the screenshots they're showing off look truly stunning. The fact that the current state of online banking UX is in such a bad shape gives Simple a huge opportunity right now. Hopefully the rest will try to catch up soon.
November 2, 2011 | 7 likes | 0 comments
Joshua Topolsky & friends' just launched a very promising new tech news site. It's worth noting that they are creating a true next gen editorial news site. I love the way they've laid out the homepage plus the way they've colored some of the photos. Learn more about this new venture.
October 25, 2011 | 21 likes | 0 comments
It seems that Nest is all the rage today, so why not just post it on Styleboost as well? In all seriousness it looks like a damn fine product — that is accompanied by an equally fine website. It does a great job of making us all drool over a thermostat, of all things.
October 25, 2011 | 7 likes | 0 comments
Impressive redesign of Freitag's website + webshop by none other than Oliver Reichenstein (Information Architects). The site is distinct, beautiful, very easy to navigate and provides you with good views of Freitag's bags. What more can you ask for?