A luxurious and elegant site design, with lucious black-and-white fade-to-color hover treatment done in jQuery. The product photography is exquisite too – yum!
This redesign is a no-brainer, and will no doubt show up across all the gallery boards. If it was already Blue Flavor, maybe they should of went with Red Flavor, oh well… I don’t know much about branding. A random project loads on the homepage as a dynamic feature.
I just love a great event website, this site just went live last week to promote the Toronto Film Festival held Oct.17-24, 2008 just before Halloween. Awesome illustration and visuals throughout this community site. The video clips are already rolling in. The festival features new horror, sci-fi, fantasy, action, animated and cult films from around the world.
A community site for gamers, some great vector illustration and interesting use of background images.
A sunny realty portal in vivid colors for the touristy Outer Banks region, some in-depth programming features. Vacation rental listings too, those might be affordable on a web designer income.
This site was worth a second look for me, my initial distraction with it was it should be called “Medianonymous”, the designer’s name (Brian James Ledebur) just above the contact form isn’t easy to find. Referring to yourself in first person across the site just seems like bad practice for a portfolio site. The My Process section outline, 3D logo and overall layout and colors are the highlights.
A sharp flash-based website, with most of the usability problems an all-flash site will have. Namely it can’t be indexed by the search engines, individual pages can not be bookmarked, or clicking the browsers back button will dump the whole site. This one has some nice typography, and is simple enough to navigate, they didn’t do too badly. The “Gorilla” marketing techniques of a web standards html version site, would really enhance the flash version.
If you don’t like any of my picks this week, you are welcome to take out your frustration(s) on the voodoo doll, in this flash site, with some accessibility features. I think Max is having a little fun, the word shaman means, a priest who uses magical powers.
Last but not least this week, my friend and fellow “Black Swamper” Ed Hall seems to have done a bit of a refresh on his portfolio site. Ed’s skills in the illustration dept. are just dazzling.
That’s it for this week.