From the typography choices to the fabulous illustration work, this is one classy site! A husband and wife team, namely Koldo Barroso (graphic designer) and Naomi Niles (coder), are producing some fine works from their home base of Madrid, Spain.
Showcase, tutorials and resources for Adobe AIR. A bit of progressive enhancement ruffles the feathers of some, if you load the design in IE6 you may see a box around the logo, and no clouds in the background. IE6 users would be better off keeping their feet firmly planted on the ground anyways. This brings up a subject for another post… did everyone see Smashing Magazine’s â€Getting Creative w/ Transparencyâ€, post this past week? Great stuff!!
An interesting 1-page portfolio concept, with some unusual navigation choices, utilizing the Script.aculo.us js library and a lightbox scheme. Clicking the small text link, “View all Screens” (upper right) loads two panels that have links to more portfolio screenshots, and turns off the panels fading slideshow. A problem with many such slideshow elements is the height must be defined, which does not allow for resizing the text. The famous “Panic Coda – Slider Nav” seems to have found a work around for this flaw.
Can we as web standards professionals appreciate an all flash site? I don’t have a problem showing this site some love. It’s really a wonderful navigation within. There are times I think, when we might all like to do some flash design. The typography is also quite nice, with the fat slab serif font somewhat resembling Big Mummy by Manfred Klein.
Green earth themes are easy to like, when they are not trying to scare you into submission of changing your carbon generating ways by showing the global warming color scheme. The green earth scheme is much more pleasant, blues and greens and peaceful springtime, ahhh bliss. It’s hard to do a theme design like this and not have it look like it was inspired by another site. Take the Viget/Extend web dev blog, it looks a little reminiscent of Taproot Creative if only because the concept is very similar.
Home Design Find (HDF) is a web magazine/blog for home design products and ideas.
A nice blog of modern architectural subjects and interior design products, built on WordPress with a blue theme, crinkled paper and transparent tape elements. Many of the Most Gallery sites are predominantly blue palettes this week, just luck of the draw this time around.
A new to me music community, with a clean layout and unique set of features, that looks well worth checking out. For any entrepreneurs in the crowd this enterprise looks like a good study, as it’s a strange mix or “feeding frenzy” as it’s known at Grooveshark, of peer-to-peer (P2P) file-sharing and revenue models, where artists do get paid. My current favorite streaming music website is Slacker, where it is very easy to build your own free personal station(s) from a mix of artists and exploring related artists.
Succumbing to the “Purple People Eater” this week, this overpowering light-on-dark purple design is simply too powerful to ignore any longer. Looks like a great web design blog too, nice job Henry. Mr. HH can be found kicking it over at the MODx forums.