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Our Top Sites for Design Inspiration
Fueled's top sites for design inspiration this week: a handful of impressive websites
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 webdesign.
Cheval Blanc Randheli
Hotel websites often feel cheesy or dated, but not this one for the Cheval Blanc Randheli hotel. The slick site revolves around beautiful full page images of beautiful island property. There is a lot of information packed on here, but deceptively so. While the UX isn't perfect, the look and feel of the site will have you positively itching to go to the Maldives.
Wow, talk about great web design. This is a fantastic site for Swiss International Air Lines that takes visitors on an immersive interactive journey. Seriously, you feel like you've boarded a flight to Basel. Buoyed by full screen video and clever coding, the site offers everything from information about Swiss' fleet of jets to the barn in the alps where they source their milk. It's a fun experience for the curious, but with all this content, who are they expecting to reach?
Ô Green Special.T by Nestlé
If this is what drinking Ô Green Tea is like, then send us a lifetime supply. The Swiss powerhouse is desperately trying to make tea "cool" after the success of its Nespresso coffee pod system. This site is a nice WebGL experience that allows visitors to swim around an aquatic zen garden. It's executed nicely and makes for an enjoyable little dip. Don't forget to plug in your headphones.
You rarely read "Canadian" and "badass" in the same sentence, but we're going to go there: Canadian software developer John Iacoviello's personal website is badass. We really admire the creativity and design that went into this beast of a site that highlights John's mobile app and web portfolio.
Guy Moorhouse is on opposite sides of the portfolio spectrum as John, but he's just as talented. The London based independent designer offers a simple, no fuss presentation of his work. The usability and bright colors on the site are refreshing and showcases some great responsive design.
Size Records #Decade Party
This is a fun event site for #Decade, a party that was thrown over the weekend to celebrate Size Records, an electro label owned by Steve Angello. The website celebrates the company's decade of electronic music by highlighting some of the best tracks from Size's history and compiling them into an interactive timeline.
Which sites inspired you the most? Let us know in the comments.