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, and loving bold and unique navigations that a number of this weeks websites are using. We also found a few more than the usual 5, so gear up!
Numbrs is a mobile banking application which allows users to view all of their accounts in one place, and monitor spending and bills, conduct transactions and keep an eye on future income and expenses. We love the use of video and the elegance which makes us believe they fulfill their bold claim that "Finance should be fun – whether it’s on your mobile phone, the bus, the tube, or the beach."
This creative studio's website is memorable and engaging, starting with the gently babbling stream alight in an otherwise dark forest. You're invited to "go underground" which leads to a view of the work they've done. We love the details of page navigation, and on the clients page the interaction which displays clients names is simple but clever and almost mesmerizing.
While scrolling might seem like nothing new, Eone's site is a different story. Scrolling down begins to instead take you sideways through the founding story, a change which is also visually indicated. Bradley Snyder, an Ex-Naval officer who lost his eyesight in Afghanistan, wanted to be able to unobtrusively tell the time and so we have the Eone timepiece, a watch which is both visual and tactile. Although the navigation is slow to jump to a particular section making it cumbersome even with the navigation menu, the heartfelt storytelling and details about their product are beautifully done.
Dayrise is a product design team which helps new products and startups. We love how the bold, clean-cut sections isolate and highlight each aspect of their work as well as making it easy to navigate and find the relevant parts of the site, from the options to the case studies to the team itself.
Summer in Tennessee
If you've never visited or had a particular desire to visit to Tennessee, their summer tourist site wants to change your mind, from helping you plan to travel deals. But the visuals and stories are more enticing than the simpler logistics, showing not only a few stills of Tennessee at it's best, but detailing the activities of different family groups, with videos, photos and stories to make the wonders of the state stand out.
185 Plymouth- Lofts
Dreaming of living here! Stunning and evocative photos and drawings of the new lofts at 185 Plymouth Street plays to the strengths of the newly renovated building in DUMBO, Brooklyn. We love the full picture they provide of what living at this luxurious address would be like, from the interior courtyard to the blueprints and feature sets of the lofts and the space more generally.
Case3D provides 3D visualization and animation services to professionals working in architecture, interior design, real estate, engineering, construction and industrial design. This professional bend is clear in their bold design, which starting in monochrome shows their capabilities as the scrolling and animation smoothly depict different stages of a project. In addition to the animation we also love their color palate.
More Air is a London based design studio which works on both British and Japanese projects, bridging the gap between the two as they strive to make "meaningful digital experiences that help to make things better" with a passion for design and craftsmanship . We love the minimalism of their site, which brings clarity and focus to the site, the only color is in the work they've done.
Playground starts with their principles, they want to share who they are and what they're about right up front. Committed to making more than just "disposable digital marketing" they show great attention to detail and transparency in a blog post about coming up with a new logo. Check out the illustrations in their statement of beliefs -- they animate if you click on them!
Koa's blue-green painted images and background are a natural match for their mission of producing a healthy, delicious water which is socially and environmentally responsible. The colors and imperfections add charm to Koa's brand and give it a fresh perspective.
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.
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by Merrill Fabry