14 Design Retrospectives


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

 
 


Website: Monacle
Dan Hill: http://www.cityofsound.com/blog/2008/04/monocle-design.html

 
 


Website: Coolspotters
Mark Boulton Design: http://www.markboultondesign.com/work/detail/coolspotters/

 
 


Website: Problogger.net
Ben Bleikamp: http://www.bleikamp.com/2007/08/11/redesign-of-probloggernet/

 
 


Website: Adii
Adii: http://www.adii.co.za/2007/09/03/the-redesign-post-op/

 
 


Website: Positive Space
http://www.positivespaceblog.com/archives/the-positive-space-redesign-rationale/

 
 


Website: Avalonstar
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/

 
 


Website: MSNBC.com
Mike Davidson: http://www.mikeindustries.com/blog/archive/2007/11/msnbc-redesigns-taste-the-rainbow

 
 


Website: AIGA.org
Jason Santa Maria: http://v3.jasonsantamaria.com/archive//2007/03/01/aiga_redesign.php

 
 


Website: ExpressionEngine.com
Jesse Bennett-Chamberlain: http://www.digital-web.com/articles/redesigning_the_expressionengine_site/

 
 

If you know any more please post links via the comments.

About Mubashar Iqbal

Mubashar Iqbal is the creator of Most Inspired, a web designer and developer, who has been building websites for over 13 years. You can read his blog at Mubashar Iqbal
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8 Responses to 14 Design Retrospectives

  1. Ty (tzmedia) says:

    Hey thanks Mubs!
    I really appreciate a good design retrospective.
    I’m sure I’ve seen a few other recent ones, and didn’t realize how much I enjoy reading these.
    It is something to watch and maybe we can post a follow-up list, so let us know if you’ve spotted any website design retrospects lately.

  2. frank says:

    Great list.

    I enjoyed traveling through Adii’s site the most. Nice work!

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  4. Fox says:

    Great list.

  5. graham says:

    nice list, it’s always good to see the contrast of different styles..

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