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Our Top Sites for Design Inspiration
Every week, Fueled Creative Director Rob Palmer sends out the best-in-design sites out there right now, meant to entertain and inspire.
Every week at Fueled, our London-based Creative Director, Rob Palmer, shares a handful of inspirational websites with our teams in New York, Los Angeles, and Chicago. This weekly email acts as a virtual water cooler, encouraging us to congregate across time zones and discuss what brands and blogs are doing to push new trends in web design.
This Also is a Brooklyn-based boutique design studio that follows in the footsteps of other great creative studio websites with their polished and engaging design. Their portfolio is rightfully emphasized on the homepage, with links placed directly on top of the feature video at the top of the page. Clicking through each of these brings you to streamlined pages that highlight the visual content from the project with minimalistic typography. From videos to high-def images in a creative layout that document various steps from the project, the visual content speaks for itself in demonstrating This Also’s expertise. Don’t miss the “Studio” page, which puts a face (actually, many faces) to the agency with a video montage of employees mid-thought or speech.
As an international company, operating in over 50 cities, Prime IT is a company devoted to strengthening the IT and Telecom market with an impactful website to match. The cohesive color scheme alternates in shades of vivid green and brown, establishing a unique brand identity. Scroll-initiated animations provide further content on each page in an engaging manner, emphasizing the effective and holistic approach this company brings to each project. One of the most entertaining elements are the stunning, high-res headliner images on each section of the “Sectors page” that move with your cursor; we felt like we were flying through Shanghai in their “Telecom” page.
Everything about the BeoPlay A6 page is chic and refined.: From the muted color scheme that changes with the time of day to the resonant sounds that play in the background as you scroll. The process of scrolling through the page is a streamlined feature all on its own, with animations and elements that appear in seamless transition on the page as you go. The visual elements are stunning displays of the features and versatility of the speaker, including videos of the speaker in use and photos of its placement around a room. The site devoted to this chameleon of a speaker is a standout in its clean design, with high-quality visual content providing the perfect accent.
Canada 2015 - Pollenize
Politics has never been more entertaining or accessible than with this site from Pollenize, a company dedicated to educating with an emphasis on attractive design. This page is devoted to the Canadian Federal Election, which was held in October, and provides a breakdown of each candidate, their party, and their stances on a variety of important policy areas. Along with the educational information, presented in a brief and concise manner, the aesthetic appeal of the site lies in the bold colors and playful animations. The options for textual content are customizable while the visual design brings a level of approachability to a topic that otherwise causes people to flee: politics.
Milka - Christmas Express
It doesn’t get much more whimsical than this site, which lets you design and send a holiday to letter to anybody, provided you know their email address. The website, sponsored by international candy company, Milka, is pure, interactive fun. As you’re led through each stage of the letter-designing process, video animations play out in an imaginative scenescape of an interior of an alpine cabin. Part-holiday workshop, part-ski mountain escape, the imagery immerses the visitor while allowing them to express their creative side. The fun doesn’t stop once you send the letter out, either, as you’re given a tracking code to follow the progress of its delivery through a playful animation of a snowy, bike-messenger man. The whole experience of the site succeeded in spreading the holiday cheer, with the added incentive of brightening someone else’s day once they received your personalized letter in their email inbox.