Every week at Fueled, our London-based lead designer Rob Palmer shares a handful of inspirational websites with our teams in New York and Chicago. This weekly email acts like 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 week we're all over the world as usual, and loving some great grids and videos that this weeks' sites have. We also found a few more than the usual 5, so gear up!
An interactive social media project, #direnduvar is the "Wall of Resistance" for Turkey. Following the protests in Gezi Park it was one of the hashtags used in connection with the social movement. Visitors can add to the writing and drawings on the wall, and we love the creative expression it showcases and encourages.
Bang and Olufsen's website for their BeoPlay H6 headphones is sleek and comprehensive, describing every detail of the hadphones from the history of all the heaphones they've made to the high-quality materials and audioquality, even providing a deconstructed view of all the parts. Six creative professionals model the headphones and describe both what they do and their interaction with music as well as sharing a playlist of their top 8 songs of the moment. We love the personal feel this gives, as well as the clear and informative specs it provides.
Backend and frontend developer Mustafa Demirkent's portfolio organizes bold images of his past work on a grid. With great animated transitions from the grid to a specific project, and the top scroll makes it easy to explore his past work. We love the crisp design and navigation!
La Tabla de Gisela
Clean and colorful, the site challenges users to design a new kiteboard for Gisela Pulido, an eight-time Freestyle Kitesurf World Champion. Varying the focus of the colored shapes at the bottom of the screen creates a sense of depth, and creates an insteresting backdrop to the site.
A Day in Big Data
This site opens with a video thatenvisions how big data can improve people's daily lives. The transitions between sections are smooth and clear.
A French Masters student, Mahedine Yahia created this site to showcase projects he's worked on, and it definitely impresses. The opening is beautiful entrancing, as you scroll down, the camera lowers over the Paris skyline, coming to rest looking over his shoulder. We also love the rich project descriptions.
Another great portfolio, this time from Derek Boateng, an interactive digital designer based in London. Using a bright yet subtle color palate of just red, mint green and grey, Boateng creates simple line illustrations to represent different past projects, leaving . The minimal aesthetic is still cheerful and inviting.
Zady is an online retail company for those who care about the origins of the items they purchase, encouraging sustainability and conscious consumption. Starting with a black and white photograph which saturates to be fully colored as you scroll, Zady makes effective use of parallax and simple scrolling. Using a variety of mediums from black and white watercolors and sharp photographs to the textured paper background Zady already excites the senses.
Bold and clean, large photographs make us want to go visit Makers Quarter, a new district of downtown San Diego. Hoping to encourage a creative and collaborative community, the site includes information about the history of the neighborhood and events happening there.
That’s all for this week! We're passionate about inspiring design and sharing these great resources with you. Please share this post with your friends and if you have any favorite sites, don’t hesitate to share them with us in the comments.
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