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November 26, 2012 | 0 likes | 0 comments
Everpix is one of those services that I really hope will succeed despite that I'm not currently subscribing to the photo management tool myself. However, I have been beta testing it a while back, and I must say it's an exquisitely designed service. The landing page is also a great example of the quality of the design, so check it out if you're not already signed up for Everpix.
February 21, 2012 | 0 likes | 0 comments
The recent redesign of Fast Company's design related news site Co.Design was a truly impressive feat. I'm absolutely loving the way they've built a visually unparalleled beauty that is also a pleasure to read. Add to that the fact that their editorial profile is very inspiring, and the incredibly well done responsive aspect of the design makes this one of the best editorial designs of all time in my book.
Read more about the redesign on Co.Design.
November 24, 2011 | 0 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 9, 2011 | 0 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.
October 9, 2011 | 0 likes | 0 comments
The portfolio site of the Chicago based One Design Company is well worth a closer look. They've put together an impressive double axis navigation scheme that just feels right. It works very well as a portfolio, with large screenshots and photos, and the keyboard navigation is a nice touch. Via Rebekah Cox.
August 17, 2011 | 59 likes | 0 comments
The world of food recipe sites is a very crowded playing field, and that is why I love Gojee's approach to design. Lead designer Adam Meisel has taken a bold approach by focusing on huge photos to entice food lovers. There are also other innovative aspects to the design, like the "I crave..." feature in the top bar. My only gripe with the site is that it could be even faster to browse.
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.
December 1, 2010 | 26 likes | 0 comments
This site is a real gem. It is an almost mind-blowing way of delving deeper into old NASA missions. The site features original transcripts, NASA photographs, visualizations and stats. If you like this site, you really should read about how and why /dev/fort developed the site and even consider contributing on GitHub.
September 1, 2010 | 63 likes | 0 comments
If you're into fancy, experimental interfaces, Nikola Arežina and Ina Rančić perfectly executed this web based fashion collection showroom without the use of Flash. They also had good help from the beautiful clothes and photos. The color scheme is amazing.
September 1, 2010 | 23 likes | 0 comments
Qik's new site is a winner. I find their content strategy close to perfection, which shows through the way they show off what Qik is all about. Big, huge photos of their app in use, overlaid with the text "Share your life as it happens!" make it impossible to misunderstand. I'm guessing this design is very effective in getting new users to sign up.
UPDATE: For some reason I thought MetaLab had designed this site. This is not the case, however. Apparently it's an in-house job.