Oct 16, 2018



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Warp Records

Warp RecordsWarp records is the label site for a great many new electronic and independent-style artists. The design features a tight, dark style of flat, 'blocky' colors meant in many cases to imitate 3-D or a 3-D version of equalizers. The overall appearance can be a bit sparse at times, but allows for efficient updates from the database as this is a comprehensive site for many artists. Programmed by: Kleber.... More

Also posted under music sites.

Warp Records

Version City

Version CityA new digital design module featuring a fantastic range of styles. No pretense, just great design and digital exploration. These 10+ modules take you on a true visual and interactive adventure: from a storage area of miscelaneous illustrations to a photo essay on Japan, imagination and exploration define the possibilities.... More

Also posted under Flash.

Version City


Verb

VerbWe like it hard, and this is the kind of site that ultimately gets us hard as steel. Why? It's the navigation, stupid. Or rather... it's smart navigation. Take a spin around Verb to see how it's done: notice how Verb calculates your current position and sends you links to relevant information from other areas. Hot hot hot.... More

Valspar

ValsparGet inspired in this one-of-kind site, where we finally see an appropriate use of the ability to use XML with CSS to rotate random color palettes... and for whom better than this large global paints and coatings firm? Mainly driven by large scenic photography, each page brings a different coordinated color scheme... But some photos allow you to interact and alter the colors in the photo itself by picking from pre-made palettes—which you can then add to a shopping list. Impressive, beautiful and relaxing exploration in a very clean design shell.... More

Also posted under promotional design, standards based web design.

Valspar


Universe

Universe - by Jonathan HarrisUniverse is an unique new interactive method to explore the news and stories of our planet. Universe was inspired by questions like: if we could draw new constellations in our night sky today, what would those be? What are our great stories? What are our great journeys? Who are our heroes and heroines? Universe presents an interactive night sky, composed of thousands of twinkling stars, which then connect to form constellations. Each of these constellations has a specific counterpart in the physical world—a story, a person, a quote, an image, a company, a nation, a mythic theme. Any constellation can be clicked, making it the center of the universe, and causing all other stars to enter its orbit. Universe is infinitely large, and each person's path through it will be different. For an explanation of how it works, read "Stages". For a longer discussion of the ideas behind the piece,... More

Also posted under editorial design.

Universe - by Jonathan Harris

the truth

the truth the truth is a subversive anti-smoking campaign that raises anti-smoking awareness through staged marketing activities – which are then broadcast globally and spread infectiously. What you may not know about this campaign is that it is indirectly funded by big tobacco firms themselves, who settled huge tobacco suits in the late 90's and were forced to pay the 46 suing U.S. States – who set up the The American Legacy Foundation in 1999, which in turn funds 'truth'. Therefore the campaigns you see are the product of the industry's fangs biting its own tail—the same campaigns that use creative marketing installations to spread calamitous truths about the harms of smoking. It's a very interesting paradox... and very well-funded... which means it's very well designed. So spread it!... More

Also posted under Flash, animation & game design.

the truth


The Creative Mind

Adobe - The Creative MindIt's been a little while since we've seen a hot Adobe web advertisement like this... The visually eye-blowing site features the work of several design studios and image makers, spread across a universe of three exquisitely rendered, illustrated, and animated planets. The result is a free-flowing, interactive animated experience that shows off the new capabilities of Adobe Creative Suite 2.3 within the abstract framework of a designer's mental universe. Not to be missed.... More

Also posted under Flash, promotional design.

Adobe - The Creative Mind

Terrarium

Terrariumterrarium is a highly dynamic personal site that, although heavy in bandwidth, provides a novel surfing experience. Amidst the cool showcase features in Terrarium are the control elements, which allow you to drag and position navigational elements as you surf - just like windows. High-end browsers required in this heavily dynamic site.... More

Terrarium


Technology Test Drive

Technology Test DriveDeveloped by Microsoft's MSN in late 1998 this glorified links site grew in weekly stages over four weeks to introduce and help familiarize users with a number of new internet technologies. This site is not live. These simple framed pages based on a consistent design grid provide a weekly editorial content article with advertising links to sites that actively utilize components of advanced internet technology online. This site is offline since this posting.... More

Spent2000

Spent2000Putting the ADD in browser based entertainment, Tim Nolan from Spent 2000 spits out some new pop culture mash-ups and video-based animations on his experimental site (which any way you cut it qualifies as "vintage web"). He tells us: "I can't explain why I make all this crap, I guess I just love cutting and pasting. So, I was just thinking I should let people know I updated my spot with some new pollution." So, here you have it... somewhere between UTube, Koyannisquatsi, a DJ booth and video editing software lives the new TEUTHOU – pronounced (Two-Thou). Just think: 2000, but more Web 2.0 sounding.... More

Spent2000


Screenvader

ScreenvaderScreenvader invades with hypnotic minimal home-made music and late night visual treats—collaged shiloettes mashed up with Flash art-generators: blueprints, bugs, and citi-scapes. Plus, the 3D user interface is pretty cool... so turn on a tune, sit back, find your way through the experiments, and then pass it on.... More

Screenvader

Praystation

PraystationEvolving ever since we can remember, the Praystation of 1999-2000 is a leader in demonstrating the highest levels of complexity in Flash tek and design interactions. From digital paintbrushes, to Replicating Snowflakes, to Building a Tsunami, Praystation promises the widest and wildest array of Flash Tek experiments online to date - at best guess, more than 50. And as both the artist and the teacher at the same time - Pray delivers eye-fetching content, while more recently he provides code from the experiements for others to learn from - then throw in occational updates of the authors' exploits with a smart interface that leads your through all of the modules and you have one of the diamond superstars of Flash Tek.... More

Also posted under Flash, art & architecture sites.

Praystation


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