I’m writing a post about the politics and social construction of websites. It’s taking a little while.
In the meantime, I thought I would mention a few sites that continue to astound me because of their intuitive design, organic information architecture, innovative interfaces, and unique use of typefaces. Many of these are using advanced CSS to push the boundaries of the experience. And these aren’t even in Flash, which I’m finding increasingly unnecessary for 98% of website projects at this point.
Enjoy…small to large:
- One of the most beautiful type treatments on an HTML site I’ve ever seen.
- A competitor but oh, what a good one.
- Okay, another competitor.
- Google’s Gmail: the interface is so insanely bright throughout.
- Amazon’s highly entertaining and customizable search engine. Check out its “Discover” section which recommends sites based on your interest