Sites of the Week #7

June 10th, 2011 by Tony de Jesus

This week, my collection contains a very useful website that tells you how long it takes a page to load in several locations worldwide; a very original Wall where you can post your stuff; the homepage of a greek development company called Justdot; the website of an application called “Versions” that allows you to work easily with Subversion on a Mac and the homepage of Gary Nock.

WallSwaps

Screenshot of WallSwaps website

The idea of this website is quite simple: just send them some stuff, any stuff, and they will send you one of their badges and then put your stuff on their wall. It’s not only a great idea for Erskine Design (the creators of this website) to promote their company but it is also a great way to promote what you do too. It consists in a one-page website, bigger than your browser window, but without any scrollbars. Instead, they use JavaScript to provide two cool ways to navigate around the wall: one using Ctrl key + mouse, the other by clicking on the menu buttons at the bottom of the page.

 

Loads In

Screenshot of Loads.in website

It’s a really nice website which tells you how fast a webpage loads in a real web browser from some locations worldwide. Insert the website address that you want to test, pick a country, a browser and just go and check the results.

 

Justdot

Screenshot of Justdot website

A really nice looking website which uses as a background, a kind of handwritten sketch resulting in a very interesting design.

 

Versions

Screenshot of Versions App website

Versions offers the best way to work with Subversion on the Mac. Subversion is a software versioning and a revision control system. Its website contains a set of beautiful icons combined with a very nice design.

 

Gary Nock

Screenshot of Gary Nock homepage

Gary Nock is an acoustic singer-songwriter from Walsall in the West Midlands. His homepage combines a nice typeface with a set of great colors and background images of this artist.

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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