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July 29, 2013 | 0 likes | 0 comments
I'm pretty much drooling over Envoy, the new venture from Vítor Lourenço and Larry Gadea. Envoy was built out of the frustration of seeing archaic visitor registration systems in Silicon Valley. I think there is a massive potential for such a product, especially when it looks so promising. Not to mention the beautiful landing page.
June 26, 2013 | 0 likes | 0 comments
BKLYNR is an independent issue based online publication whose mission is to publish great journalism about Brooklyn. The people behind the site aren’t backed by VC money or a big corporation, so they decided to turn to a subscription based model to make this possible. It's very well done, even more so than The Magazine, especially if you live in Brooklyn.
June 25, 2013 | 0 likes | 0 comments
The front page of Playground's new website features some pretty sweet animations when you scroll down. But when you start to dive deeper into the site, that's when you really get a feel of how talented this team is. Lots of great little details, the case studies are killer, and the snappiness (is that a word?) really makes for an enjoyable experience.
June 25, 2013 | 0 likes | 0 comments
Styleboost is finally back. And to kick it all off, I present to you the spectacular redesign of Squarespace. It looks gorgeous as always, but there are two aspects of the new site that are especially interesting: 1) It hides away the navigation on all platforms — not only on mobile, and 2) it confronts the user with "stories" that are basically the first step in setting up your own site on Squarespace. Clever, pretty and edgy all in one package, what's not to like?
March 19, 2013 | 0 likes | 0 comments
The new Teehan+Lax website is gorgeous. Not only that, but it's also very refreshing to see someone rethinking the function and layout of the front page of their portfolio site. The site is clean and functionalistic, and seems clearly inspired by a mobile first approach. It's also sprinkled with lots of great details all over, so you need to browse around for a bit to discover everything they have done with this. Make sure that you also read Geoff and Jon's wonderfully candid story of their company.
February 7, 2013 | 0 likes | 0 comments
It's refreshing to see someone approach blog design with such a different mindset as Tobias van Schneider and Stephen Burgess did with Minimal Monkey. It's especially nice when the result is something so superb as this. Make sure you don't miss this one. Via Dribbble.
January 16, 2013 | 0 likes | 0 comments
As always with MailChimp's designs, their annual report is a beauty to behold. They also managed to strip away everything but the bare essentials, which is a big plus in my book. My main gripe with sites like this one that have dynamically changing backgrounds, is that it's basically impossible to capture a full page screenshot. Damn you for making my life harder, MailChimp! Damn you!
January 13, 2013 | 0 likes | 0 comments
FFF is the beautiful experimental playground of Jongmin Kim, an interactive developer at Firstborn Multimedia in NYC. It's obvious that his inspirations date back to the now more or less extinct era of Flash. However, don't take that as a negative in this case. This is also reminiscent of Yugo Nakamura's work from years back, but at the same time doing its own thing. I miss these inspirational experimental playgrounds.
January 1, 2013 | 0 likes | 0 comments
Bleed has been one of the most important Norwegian design agencies of the past decade or so. They have always been a little bit too experimental and non-functionalist in their style for my taste, but their recent portfolio redesign is a great upgrade. This is top notch design and beautiful stuff with more than enough attention being paid to making it accessible and easily browsable — without making it boring.
December 31, 2012 | 0 likes | 0 comments
One of the most obvious sites that should already have been posted here on Styleboost in 2012. It is a beautifully designed guide book from MailChimp. Check it out if you haven't already done so.