Lots of linkage today – our creative team are working on a design review for the project I’m working on now and we needed some sites to review and potentially use as benchmarks. That meant that I got to play with some pretty gorgeous sites.
Web Developer’s Handbook: developing web-sites, exploring own imagination | CSS, Color Tools, SEO, Usability etc.This is not one of the gorgeous sites (although, it looks ok) and I haven’t had much of a look at it, but it does look like it may be a useful reference (tags: webdesign reference Validation) A List Apart: Articles: Home Page GoalsAs discussed below. (tags: usability websdesign informationarchitecture interactiondesign homepage) Squibleinteresting in page tabbing (tags: inspiration ajax blog wordpress theme tab navigation) stuffonfire.com: tickr for flickr 1.1 (v7)desktop widget displays images from flickr on your desktop. This looks really cool, but it only works on Mac. Bummer. (tags: flickr widget tags) Forests Foreverabsolutely gorgeous design and imagery (tags: design inspiration environment photography experience) Hilton Journeysnice flash site, great use of interaction and sound. (tags: travel, design, inspiration flash interactiondesign) Atlantas Resort Bahamasbenchmark travel site (tags: travel design inspiration) Freedom of the Seas – Cruise Shipuses a ‘guided tour’ + explore using hotspots. Lots of voiceover. (tags: wizard virtualtour travel design interactiondesign inspiration) Monticello Explorerinteractive map navigation (tags: travel map inspiration design interactiondesign) Fantasy Interactive(tags: agency NewYork Stockholm) Leo Burnett CAnice work with the big black pencil (tags: design interactiondesign inspiration flash) Come Cleanpeople make their confessions on this site which is written on a hand then washed clean. Simple, useless, but fabulous (tags: flash inspiration) ShopCompositiongreat flash ecommerce/shop site (tags: flash inspiration ecommerce) TypeDrawingadds a whole new dimension to typography (tags: design inspiration typography drawing) AgencyNetmap based navigation (tags: map design agency) Red Bull Creativity Contestnice clear interaction using ‘offscreen’ space (tags: interactiondesign design, inspiration) Adidas Originalsshop interface with video (Flash) (tags: shop ecommerce flash video design, inspiration)