Top 10 Websites for Designers – March 2014

Dieter Rams’ principles for good design have been around for awhile. But this new site captures them in a fresh way. Plus, as AIGA dives into its centennial year, the celebration kicks into gear with rich historical context presented through a dynamic website. You’ll find all this and more in this roundup of the best websites for designers (all curated by HOW’s AD, Adam Ladd).

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Ludlow Kingsley + Chocolate

A creative studio in California designed chocolate bars for clients that it now wants to flip into money for the non-profit writing and tutoring center 826LA. The website is rich in color and playful videos.

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Dieter Rams: Ten Principles for Good Design

Dieter Rams’ famous principles can be applied to all disciplines of design and this site presents them in an almost print-like layout with a reduced color scheme and grid.

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Huge

Huge is a digital agency with locations around the world. Their site leverages great illustrations, bold colors, a clean design and simple animations.

HugeDigitalAgency


screenagers – 99 Reasons Why the New Website is Not Online Yet

This site was created as an under construction page for the agency using an HTML5 canvas video experiment presenting all the reasons why their website is not online yet..

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AIGA – 100 Years of Design

AIGA has turned 100 and to celebrate the impact of American design they developed this site with selected works, new interviews with leading designers and moments from their history. You can also contribute your own examples to the project.

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Multicolr Search Lab

This is a really interesting online tool that lets you quickly select up to 5 colors and the results are populated with tons of images based on your selections. A great way to get a “feel” for a palette and get some ideas.

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FLIPP

FLIPP is an advertising agency in Calgary and their website redesign is clean to display the work and the images are all nicely presented at a large size and with a warm tone.

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The Message is Medium Rare

A blog of sorts about two designers eating a hamburger every week and trying to extract a design metaphor from them. It’s easy to read with a simple, intentional layout to present the lesson.

TheMessageisMediumRare


Oslo 2022

Oslo is pitching as an applicant city for the 2022 Olympic Winter Games and the site is themed well with large circular images and classic geometric type.

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Wheels 4 Water

In late May to early June 2014, two creatives will be cycling 1,000 miles to raise money for a water project in Uganda. The site is a key communication tool as it will help share the experience, as well as have live tracking during the ride.

Wheels4Water

 

  • Remember to submit a site you think should be included in this list of top design websites next month.

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