Mar 27, 2017



Lounge Lizard

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Kontain

KontainKontain yourself, alright? And welcome to your own blog and share site for novice to intermediate web users. At Kontain, you get lots of friendly tools, but need to know nothing about HTML to build your own web pages. And that's the point... Keep the sharing simple, stupid! Nice big buttons and colorful clean pages make this "web 2.0" design fun and friendly for all.... More

Also posted under xyz miscellaneous.

Kontain

The Elements of Typographic Style Applied to the Web

The Elements of Typographic Style Applied to the WebExamine this statement: "Typography on the web sucks!", true or false? Well, for too long most designers have been stuck in the mindset that when it comes to applying practical typographic styles and attention to detail to type on the web, it's a lost cause... But it doesn't have to be that way! The web has caught up, and we can no longer use technology as an excuse. Enter, this perfect little site that translates the best aspects of Robert Bringhurst's seminal book on typography into a practical guide for managing web type. This is an indispensable site that should be shared between designers and developers alike!... More

The Elements of Typographic Style Applied to the Web


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 extra experimental, promotional design.

Valspar

etnies

etniesetnies, the sports brand that all the skater kids love, has recently released a massive site(s) for its many different products. Basically, it's 8 sites rolled into one, under a plywood branded umbrella, with numerous different blogs and lines of shoes and clothing for every extreme sport you could image. We love the dark woody branding and be sure to catch the etnies Girls site too—it's a little different, and quite nice.... More

Also posted under fashion, clothes & photos, sports design.

etnies


CUPE

When you represent over a half-million union workers in Canada, you have a lot of information to disseminate and a lot people to inform. So when CUPE (Canadian Union of Public Employees) turned to Happy Cog, the design firm arm of A List Apart, to redesign their hulking site, it became a showcase in how to manage information sprawl. CUPE's new design displays an expertise in information architecture, graphic and type design, and web standards. The results turn the intimidating into the friendly and approachable, and simultaneously provides a public relations trump card for this workers association. While we're not big fans of standardized employee policies that pay you while you strike, we are certainly huge fans of beautiful, standardized design and information architecture that elegnatly solves information design problems.... More

Also posted under corporate design.

CUPE

éS Footwear

We love this independent skateboarding sneaker company for spiking a flag down in a hugely competetive market with 800 pound gorillas lurking around. But we also love this site because it feels like a Flash site, but actually, it's a very cleanly constructed design with pure CSS standards that makes it super quick and also super accessible. Overall, the design of this site rules, product-wise and standards-wise. It's a great online vehicle... which in this case is not a compressed plywood board with urethane wheels, but is just as speedy.... More

Also posted under sports design.

éS Footwear


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Standards based web site design is easily accessible by all browsers and fully compliant with established web guidelines. These web sites validate CSS and XHTML and set the stage for the future of web design code. Goodbye tables!

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