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November 12, 2012 | 0 likes | 0 comments
Even if I'm not using Branch as much as I should, I still consider it one of my favorite sites of 2012. I think it has so much potential when it comes to raising the bar on online discussions. This topic is something that has been occupying a lot of my time lately, and Branch is one of the most exciting takes I've seen on this so far. Also, it looks great and is full of subtly designed features that may help Branch succeed.
June 11, 2012 | 0 likes | 0 comments
This amazing universe for creative kids, started by a team led by Vimeo co-founder Zach Klein is one of the most interesting and inspirational new startups I've come across in a long time. Not only is the idea unusual, the design mesmerizing and the execution flawless, it is also a service that I will actually start using on a daily basis and that I hope will make my life a tiny bit better. They've also done some fantastic things regarding the dangers of building a community for children.
February 21, 2012 | 0 likes | 0 comments
Released last year, but still worth a closer look. The political issue aside, this is a great example of efficient storytelling in web design. Beautiful, to the point and filled with information without feeling overwhelming. Very inspiring to see how well they pulled off this idea.
February 21, 2012 | 0 likes | 0 comments
This one here is a great example of clear and uncluttered communication. They've stripped away the bullshit lingo and manage to exaplin what they do in plain English. Accentuating this with elegantly simple illustrations and delicate photos make them even more trustworthy in my opinion. To sum up: Slick and simple.
November 26, 2011 | 0 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.
September 8, 2011 | 13 likes | 0 comments
What a thoroughly high quality site this is. The design is inviting and friendly in both language and visual design. To me, it comes across as a great service that hopefully attracts more than a few non-profits. Great job by Dodd, Marshall and Sean!
August 8, 2011 | 20 likes | 0 comments
Parliament is a creative company that oozes of good taste and great talent for design. This is very obvious throughout their website, their entire portfolio, as well as their beautiful industrial headquarters.
June 23, 2011 | 133 likes | 0 comments
iPhone app teaser websites come a dime a dozen. iPhone app teaser websites of this calibre however are much, much harder to come by. Scrolling this site is so enjoyable that I think it's right to compare it to the spectacular and very successful Ben the Bodyguard site. Seldom has a small project like developing a teaser site been turned into such a wonderful result. Great work by Image Mechanics.
May 13, 2011 | 36 likes | 0 comments
Rome: "3 Dreams of Black" is an ambitious interactive film made by Chris Milk with help from Google. The project was made as a Chrome experiment to show off the power of WebGL, basically enabling hardware-accelerated 3D graphics in the web browser without a plug-in. It's very impressive technologically and a mesmerizing beauty to behold. And they have done a good job of sharing the code and explaining the basics behind the development.
April 19, 2011 | 58 likes | 0 comments
This one does need any explanation really. The only question is why I didn't post it before. The site is filled with beautiful little details like illustrations, rollover effects and so on. Needless to say, the site really makes me want to attend the festival.