Cool Websites — September 2014's Picks This latest edition of the Top 10 Websites for Designers includes a new creative critique platform, a fun color picker for the real world and more. In November's Top 10 Websites for Designers you'll discover collections of thought-provoking posters, a flawlessly delivered digital story and more. In October's Top 10 Sites for Designers, check out a showcase of people from all backgrounds in design; a color gradient generator; fun agency site & more. In this month's roundup of websites for designers, you'll find font pairing tools, interesting portfolio sites, a product graveyard and more. This month's roundup of websites for designers features a history of cocktail lettering, a funny interactive film and goofy designer excuses. This month’s Top 10 Websites for Designers includes design portfolio inspiration, an interesting color resource and websites that offer unique storytelling experiences.
ALTREC.COM - We'll Be Right Back... Paparazzi - Augmented Reality for iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPod touch (4th generation), iPad 2 Wi-Fi and iPad 2 Wi-Fi + 3G on the iTunes App Store birkebeiner.org.au 12 bewilderingly bright ecommerce sites for your instant attention Finally an excuse to wear your sunglasses around the office. One of the easiest ways for a website to immediately grab the attention of a visitor is to turn the colour up. Way up. If you’re of a particularly bold inclination, I for one am hugely attracted to bright solid colours or anything neon, you’ll appreciate it when a site breaks out of the usual whites, greys and blacks of typical ecommerce design. It separates you from the crowd. #Beer Hard to miss collaboration between Engage and Revolutions, which also has a neat little spin the bottle touch. Lancome Pink. Handy Hat There’s so much going on here, but all of it is completely charming and filled with wonder. Fitbit Fitbit has a brilliant scrolling, subtly-animated lead-in to its ecommerce site which reveals equally colourful product pages. Oilily This is a fantastic scrolling website showcasing the history of the Dutch fashion brand. Urban Originals Design By Humans Von Dutch India Circus Crayola Bit of a no-brainer this one. Lois Jeans
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Snowsports Online - Buy Ski gear, ski clothing, snow clothes, Goggles - Australia 20 gorgeous examples of websites with video backgrounds Everything about having a background video seems to go against the basic rules of web usability. It means the page might take longer to load, or the user might become distracted, and surely nobody thinks autoplay music is a good idea. That may all be true, or it may not, I haven’t been able to find any stats to support either side of the argument. What’s certainly true is that these moving images captivate the user and ensure the website stands out from the standard cookie-cutter formats we’re used to seeing. I've rounded up 20 of these spectacular websites, many of which are also good examples of the trend towards using scrolling as a design feature. If you have any thoughts on whether a background video is a good idea, let me know in the comments. Small Luxury Hotels of the World A niche website, and I’m not really sure what the lanterns have to do with luxury hotels. JL Sawyer This site is to promote A Bloom of Ruins by author JL Sawyer. GoPro Marmoset Music Harvey Vice Nike Air Jordan Uniqlock
A Gear Junkie's Deal Sites | TrailTrove Hiking gear isn’t cheap — especially for the good stuff. Check out some of these deal sites and you can amass the same arsenal of gear at 50% the cost. Here are some of my favorites: The Clymb I love The Clymb. Steep and Cheap This site has a new deal about every half hour. REI Outlet REI Outlet is a good place to go when you need an item and don’t have time to wait for it to pop up on the previous two sites. Equipster Another site with a good selection. GearTrade Try GearTrade if you don’t mind dealing with individuals or buying used. You may not want high-quality gear and are looking for something cheap to try out the hobby. 0share
Go ahead and give augmented reality a test drive So what exactly, you ask, is augmented reality? As Matt Mills and Tamara Roukaerts explained in their exciting talk at TEDGlobal 2012, it’s easier to understand once you see it. So, please take out your phone or tablet. Download the app “Aurasma Lite.” Now do you get it? Mills and Roukaerts call these images, which pop to life when viewed through the app, auras. So far, 35 million auras have been viewed to date. But enough with the words.