Tag Archives: focus

Site of the Day: YesNurse.co.uk

While I selected this as a Site of the Day because of its overall quality, I want to focus on a single element of the site that I appreciate. Notice how the illustration of the bottle in the main banner area breaks the border of its container? By breaking the container in a single...

Luke Mysse

Focus means you know where to fish

There's an excellent discussion going on over at the CFC LinkedIn group between CFC veteran, Tiffany Estes, and Luke Mysse in response to Tiffany's question, "How much work in the pipeline does it take to keep you sane?"

Site of the Day: OnstCreative.com

I commend this agency for using a thematic design in a skillfully controlled way. The design is thematic in nature but really focused on delivering the content. The site’s branding tells a story about the agency, but it doesn’t hijack the focus. Instead the content is beautifully showcased and properly focused upon. Need more...

Site of the Day: MadeForThe.net

When I first found this site I really loved it, but I couldn’t figure out what it was that made me love it so. Then it struck me—this site uses contrast in one of the most elegant ways I have ever seen. The layout and text are very neutral, even timid. And then the...

Productivity and 100-Calorie Snack Packs

As a self-employed writer, I understand that the more I work, the more I get paid. At the same time, I can find myself tempted by distractions. So over the years, I’ve developed a number of tricks to help me shore up my willpower and stay focused on what I need to do, such...

Site of the Day: RadoorCo.dk

An interesting approach I’ve found for impartially evaluating web designs is to look at ones that are in language I don’t speak. It lets me focus on the design as if it’s filled with filler text. With this Danish site, I find myself drawn to the beautiful balance of the design and the way...

Site of the Day: Mailette.com

The most important thing to keep in mind as you design a site is what purpose it serves. What’s the fundamental goal of the site? Why does it exist? The answer often lies in the action you want users to take. On the site for Mail’ette, the company wants you to try out their...

Site of the Day: Wake Forest University Stores

One of the more challenging issues web designers face is a site’s home page, especially when it must communicate many important things in a tight space. So when you look at a site such as this one for Wake Forest University’s stores you can truly appreciate the effort it took to refine and focus...