If you are ever considering publishing a book, you should check out Lulu.com. I haven’t used it myself, but have a friend that has used it, and have heard good things. Plus, any company that cares this much about design must be doing something right, right?
I don’t agree with Al Gore’s theory’s about the climate, but I dig the new Climate Reality web site design. Simple layout, with a basic color palette. It really works well.
I liked this new design for the H&M web site (a clothing company). Nice, simple, and understated.
I’m excited to hear about the upcoming Amazon.com redesign that some customers are seeing. It looks really good, and I can’t wait to see what they’ve improved. I already think the Amazon site is superb, with amazing design and UI. So, for posterity sake here is a screenshot of the current design.
Saw this 3D animation example today and it blew my mind. My favorite was at the 2:58 second mark.
Formatting table rows is something very interesting to me, and my friend Kent recently showed me this useful link, which showcase some really great inline editing designs: Ultimate guide to table UI patterns.
After reading that, jump over and read a response to that post, which contains 3 more examples.
I love this kind of post — it’s chalk full of great ideas in user interface design. Speaking of UI patterns, here are some useful sites and examples:
Lastly, you should become a fan of BrainFuel on Facebook! Where we frequently post links to cool resources we find.
Of all of the sites I’ve seen, the folks at Pei Wei do it best with red. The red of course is from their branding, but they carry it into the stores with bright red floors (they must wax them).
I just love their site layout – the typography and bright colors from the photography contrast very well with the white content, and black boxes. Nice job! Related: Screenshot from 2008.