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November 12, 2012 | 0 likes | 0 comments
As Styleboost has been on hiatus for the past few months, there's quite a backlog of sites that should have been posted here a long time ago. Disqus is one such site. This is perhaps one of the most interesting experiments I've ever encountered when it comes to homepage designs. The interactive Disqus demo prominently placed in the center of the homepage just immediately pulls the user in. Not only is it a powerful visual cue, but it also quickly manages to show off the tool that is Disqus. Would be very interesting to see how well this converts new sign-ups for them.
May 1, 2012 | 0 likes | 0 comments
Wantful is basically a service for buying + sending gifts to friends and loved ones — with a twist. I really think the Facebook integration in the form when you first try the service is brilliant way of getting new users to sign up. Also, make sure that you go through the process of specifying your friend's interests at least once. It's remarkably well done.
November 15, 2011 | 0 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.
March 15, 2011 | 91 likes | 0 comments
I'm posting the 80/20 studio website despite the fact that it's not brand new. I've been coming back to the site for a little while now, and it just occurred to me that the site is in my humble opinion the perfect single page portfolio site. It's super clean without being boring or bland, but at the same time manages to include all the information they need to communicate to show that they are the very best in their field. In addition to being very beautiful, I especially love they they haven't added nice to have features like a contact form or a built in map. It's all about UX.
February 8, 2011 | 52 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.
June 29, 2010 | 17 likes | 0 comments
Jon Hicks just redesigned his journal/blog as a fluid site. Motivated by Ethan Marcotte’s excellent article for A List Apart Responsive Web Design, Jon has definitely done an impressive job. Make sure to resize your browser to see how it folds, bends and adapts.
June 29, 2010 | 8 likes | 0 comments
Quora has one of the most addictive web interfaces of all time. Yes, the concept and the idea behind Quora is great. But what's more fascinating to me is how the interface just sucks me in. The responsive buttons, the little details and the spectacular typography + readability, all makes this site one of my very favorite site designs. Breathtaking work by Rebekah Cox and the Quora team.
October 10, 2009 | 36 likes | 0 comments
The official website of WonderWall/Masamichi Katayama with assistance from the one and only Yugo Nakamura. I'm amazed by the way this site manages to be both playful and interesting, while at the same time making the information readable and browsable. It's a lot of fun to use.
December 9, 2008 | 9 likes | 0 comments
"Time tracking rethought." With a tagline like that, I expect a lot from a service like this. After trying it out for a little while (not nearly enough), my impression is that this is a solid service both functionality-wise and design-wise. I'm an avid user of Tick, but the delicious design of Freckle makes me wish that the Tick team gives the site a similar realignment in the future. Freckle has an exquisite color scheme, elegant interface interactivity details (js) and oozes of love. What a refreshing site. Even if you're not interested in a Time tracking app, you should sign up for a free account just to play with the interface.
October 6, 2008 | 5 likes | 0 comments
Here's an impressive display of Flash skills. An interactive 3D site for an Australian creative firm. I think this is top notch for showing off what kind of work they love to do, but I had a hard time figuring out what kind of firm this really was. Make sure to check out the "people" section. It's a fun and nauseating interface, but lacks a bit in information design. All in all, this site is a great example of how to do something very differently, and they've picked the right tool for the job.