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Our Top Sites for Design Inspiration: Issue 43
Fueled's London-based creative director, Rob Palmer, shares a handful of inspirational websites.
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.
Mylo, the menswear miracle app, is headlining fashion gone mobile. Mylo is an e-shopping outlet that helps you organize the clothes in your wardrobe, buy new gear, and then create outfits with basic staple pieces. Mylo suggests how to dress for the weather or occasion, so you can decide what to wear before getting out of bed. Mylo’s one-page design loads to a crisp screen with ample white space, which is visually appealing and quite refreshing. You can play a video or observe all the ways that Mylo creates stylish outfits with ease on the app’s minimalist interface, which is displayed in the animated smartphone mockup. You don’t need to look your best to check out this website. Mylo will take care of that for you.
If you frequently send or receive freight shipments and need some peace of mind, look no further. Shipwise is a lifebuoy that will take on all the hassle of seaborne shipping for you. Aside from offering the safest security in its industry, Shipwise also offers the best selection, competitive rates, ease of use, and an optimized supply chain. The people behind Shipwise believe that your goods won’t need rescuing if they’re never endangered in the first place, and that’s the way things should be. We love this website for its straight forward simplicity, one-page design, and interactive 5-step shipping process.
We Ain’t Plastic
Roland of We Ain’t Plastic has defined himself as the ultimate digital design freelancer. Hoisting more than a decade of experience in his belt, he employs strategic thinking when tackling product design, UX design, prototyping and development. At first glance of his website portfolio, we believe Roland is someone that both startups and big businesses should check out for e-design inquiries. The use of scroll animated type, hand drawn illustrations, and a minimal color palette sets the tone for his work. And unlike most flat design sites, the segments of the page are uniquely divided by diagonal borders instead of horizontal ones.
Leg Work specializes in interactive animation. They take pride in crafting only the best work, reflected in their avalanche of awards. This website is bizarre, but not in a bad way. In our opinion there are 3 types of memorable design: the appealing, the appalling, and the strange. Leg Work’s domain has our vote for the latter. A beer can with legs and a triclops pedaling while typing are just a few of the aspects that make this site so eccentric. We appreciate these creepy collage animations because they stand out against the norm. Leg Work is one of a kind.
Ice & Sky
Ice & Sky is an educational portal that smoothly merges passionate sketchbook art with subtle but riveting animation to bring you on a complete motion picture experience, which is seldom found on the web. Clicking on the “Discover” blurb will bring you into its story arc which is compiled in chapters. There, you will find more of the initial vivid texture alongside some standout videos. And in the lower right corner there is an option to create your own climate changes! You must visit the site to embrace the chilly experience for yourself.
Like with many other things, there are just too many ways to express how we feel for YouTube as a whole. YouTube A-Z is the product of its team celebrating 10 years of creativity. And what better way to do that than to test your knowledge of its most popular videos of the decade. Be sure to watch the storybook A-Z video, and then play the interactive games. When you get the answer to a question right, you can relive all those famous YouTube videos that we pop-culture fanatics all know and love.