Looking at the results of a good website design helps improve and inspires our own designs, getting into the mind of a designer can be invaluable.
There don’t seem to be many design postmortems published these days, but some designer do discuss their designs and the reasoning behind what they did.
Below you’ll find a collection of blog posts from designers discussing their website designs:
Website: Erratic Wisdom
Tom Fadial: http://erraticwisdom.com/2008/01/21/the-new-erratic-wisdom
Dan Hill: http://www.cityofsound.com/blog/2008/04/monocle-design.html
Mark Boulton Design: http://www.markboultondesign.com/work/detail/coolspotters/
Ben Bleikamp: http://www.bleikamp.com/2007/08/11/redesign-of-probloggernet/
Bryan Veloso: http://avalonstar.com/blog/2008/mar/30/design-distortion/
Website: Veerle’s Blog
Veerle Pieters: http://veerle.duoh.com/blog/comments/design_phase_of_my_new_blog/
Website: Jeff Croft
Jeff Croft: http://jeffcroft.com/blog/2008/feb/16/more-details-redesign/
Website: Darren Hoyt
Darren Hoyt: http://www.darrenhoyt.com/2008/05/23/a-site-redesign-for-spring2008/
Website: Blog Hearld
Thord Daniel Hedengren: http://www.blogherald.com/2008/08/02/the-blog-herald-relaunches/
Mike Davidson: http://www.mikeindustries.com/blog/archive/2007/11/msnbc-redesigns-taste-the-rainbow
Jason Santa Maria: http://v3.jasonsantamaria.com/archive//2007/03/01/aiga_redesign.php
Jesse Bennett-Chamberlain: http://www.digital-web.com/articles/redesigning_the_expressionengine_site/
If you know any more please post links via the comments.