Sites of the Week #5

May 27th, 2011 by Tony de Jesus

In the collection of sites of this week, I’ve included some html5 related websites (please, be sure that you are using a html5 capable web browser, like Google Chrome or Safari). I really liked the MailChimp website because it is a great example of good design an usability as well as Goplan website. I also loved the Nike Better World website because of its navigation (using animations). Grip Limited and Simó close the list of this week.



Screenshot of MailChimp website

MailChimp is a powerful, easy-to-use email marketing service. It helps you design email newsletters, share them on social networks, integrate with services you already use, and track your results. It also has an excellent and beautiful website with a large monkey image and a great color scheme that allows you to never get lost on it. A great example of how good design and usability can live together.



Screenshot of goplan app website

Goplan lets you keep track of your projects and collaborate with your colleagues securely through an intuitive user interface. Its website is also a good example of usability. When you arrive at the home page, you can understand imediately the most important features of the software, as well as you have a kind of sitemap at the end of the page, allowing you navigate to any part of the website.


Nike Better World

Screenshot of Nike Better World website

The Nike Better World website uses HTML5, CSS 3 and JavaScript to create a unique scrolling storyboard-style experience. The site has an original interface and fancy animations.


Grip Limited

Screenshot of Grip Limited website

Grip Limited is an agency based in Toronto. They have a fun website where you can lose yourself in hours of searching and reading about the company. The content is presented in a series of collapsible columns, which users scroll through horizontally and vertically. Users are also able to drag and drop the website horizontally. The text is displayed in a carnival poster style using modern typefaces. Bold use black and orange is used throughout the site.



Screenshot of Simó website

This is the portfolio of Alberto Simo, a designer that works on this area since 1997. A good example of how you can implement great animations without using Flash.

Did you find a really amazing website showing a new concept, an original design or a brand new feature? Are you the owner of a website that offers new solutions? Send me the URL via email  (blogattonyjesusdotcom)   or Twitter and tell me why you think it should be posted here.



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