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July 2, 2010 | 58 likes | 0 comments
Finally Grandpeople has a website to match the quality of their illustrations and graphic design work. Simply wonderful.
November 20, 2010 | 57 likes | 0 comments
Needless to say, ultra hot Paravel has done it again. Lake Wapogasset is actually a family of four camps with the same spiritual mission. I think @trentwalton, @davatron5000 and @raygunray have done a very impressive job of joining these camps together without taking away their individuality. What's more, since I'm an atheist, I've set the bar extra high for religious websites to be posted here. No, not really. That was supposed to be a joke. Lake Wapogasset is a very beautiful site. Paravel has also written a post about the process.
December 10, 2010 | 57 likes | 0 comments
This here is not my all time favorite website. Still, I think this site does one quite amazing thing that deserves your attention. The main navigation on the home page is made up of a a live webcam. What a great touch. This is art. Via @romaincolin.
December 16, 2010 | 56 likes | 0 comments
I have seen countless services and custom made sites aiming to play the role of simple online business cards for its users. Very rarely do these stand out. I have also seen way too many creative sites that make use of splash screens, animations or other creative ways of annoying site visitors. Benjamin De Cock's site is both an online business card and makes use of a splash animation. Still, I find it so elegantly done that it actually works. Congrats to Benjamin for pulling this off without pissing me off.
May 21, 2011 | 55 likes | 0 comments
Here's a goodie. A superbad single page portfolio site that is basically designed as an interactive poster. The typography and colors throughout, as well as the calls to action are all so well designed that you would be stupid not to be impressed. Check it out.
May 5, 2010 | 54 likes | 0 comments
Another great Norwegian site design was just released. I find this design to be a great accomplishment, as they've managed to make it memorable while at the same time making the text very easily readable. They've also done some great content and design decisions that I think will provide them with a lot of new clients. Unfortunately, this site is in Norwegian only. Simple, beautiful and effective.
February 8, 2011 | 53 likes | 0 comments
After some digging around, I found out that Dustin Mierau is the mastermind in charge of Product Design at @path. Even though @instagram came out first and forced @path to launch early, @path has still managed to blow some minds with its unusual take on "social" combined with a drop dead gorgeous user experience. Every single pixel is lickable. That goes for the website as well as the iPhone app – including the app icon.
February 3, 2011 | 52 likes | 0 comments
Zerply recently flew in Luke Beard from the British countryside to help them out with their new site design. They just launched the first results from their collaboration, and it's pure gold. My favorite parts of the new home page is the animated "User Login" button and the dynamic "Face Box" combined with a clear description and call to action. The use of Adelle via Typekit also works wonders.
August 25, 2006 | 52 likes | 0 comments
Some people are so skilled and multi-talented that it almost pisses you off. Danish designer Jesper Bentzen produces loads of jaw-dropping work across so many disciplines that you cannot visit his website without feeling a sense of awe. It's incredible how he manages to produce so much superb work and still wrap it in a delicious top of the line Flash wrapping. We can only guess how many hours Jesper spends in his office.
September 6, 2010 | 52 likes | 0 comments
This Brit has been one of the most influential web designers over the past couple of years as far as pushing for more visually powerful and unusual layouts go. Some of his previous works are truly masterpieces in their own right. When most of the really exciting interface designs lately have been apps, Mike has kept on designing more traditional websites, but at the same time making these really exciting and dazzling at the same time. You should follow Mike on Twitter.