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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?
February 12, 2013 | 0 likes | 0 comments
The guys at LayerVault have created one of the best examples of a beautifully designed flat interfaces I've ever encountered. If you haven't already, you really should check out LayerVault. Make sure to have a look at their blog, their designer news service and their open source projects as well.
January 15, 2013 | 0 likes | 0 comments
It's refreshing to see such a stripped down portfolio site as Awkward. You may have heard of their baby, Shipment, which is a similarly beautiful web app. Awkward is minimal, flat, full of white space and definitely not awkward. Hot stuff!
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.
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.
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.
June 11, 2012 | 0 likes | 0 comments
Notwerk is a new web app with a superb pixel perfect teaser page. Just click the "Read the brief" button at the bottom of the screen and you'll see what I mean. I think the super clean layout and the small, but well designed, info area works extremely well to pique my curiosity. The language also does a great job at setting the tone.
February 6, 2012 | 0 likes | 0 comments
MetaLab seems to be doing incredibly well these days with all of their endeavours. To account for Flow's popularity, they recently relaunched the Flow site. It now features a much more interesting rundown of the features, among other things. I love the transparent navigation bar, and everything is pixel perfect, as always with these guys. Read more about the redesign.
November 9, 2011 | 0 likes | 0 comments
Previously known as BankSimple aka the Future of Banking. I'd like to use the words of Tim van Damme to point out the disruptive momentum in Simple: "This is probably the most anticipated product ever for me". The site itself as well as the screenshots they're showing off look truly stunning. The fact that the current state of online banking UX is in such a bad shape gives Simple a huge opportunity right now. Hopefully the rest will try to catch up soon.
September 8, 2011 | 41 likes | 0 comments
The latest iteration of Virb's visual design is downright fantastic. And I'm actually surprised, because this is — as far as I know – the first design process at Virb that hasn't been led by Ryan Sims. The Virb team has once again done an amazing job that positions Virb as the most droolworthy CMS in this crowded field.