We've listed below the favourite websites for the design team at Simple iD. There are all shapes and sizes in the list, which shows the diverse nature of our web design team, we even have a Microsoft fan!
Gavin Keane – Managing Director
The content that I can access any time or anywhere, across multiple content platforms (browser, iPad etc) is just amazing, we all know content is king, and they do it really well!
Casey Gordon – Technical Director
The design of the website isn’t anything exciting, but that’s not the reason I like the website. The active community they’ve built and cultivated through great content and the different ways it's delivered demonstrates the real power of content creation and social interaction.
Ron Pemasiri – Creative Director
I love the clean look and the simple navigation at the top. I also like how they've arranged the social media links so the only dominant brand on the page is 'ArsThanea'.
How they've used their own client work on the homepage and created a collage to show the whole concept looks great. Nice clean portfolio, engaging content, it's more like a conversation than reading facts.
I'm a bit biased since I love websites with black backgrounds :)
Robin White - Senior Designer
It’s a website where you can create mixed playlists, then create the album cover for your mix and share with others. Some of the designs on the website are amazing and very creative. Simple iD will soon be releasing some mixes, so stand by!
Lindsey DeBeer – Project Manager / Web Designer
- Nice ecommerce site, colourful & clean
- Easy to navigate
- Nice bold graphics and tidy photography
Jannica Bonnerstig – Web Designer
Swedish design-agency BVD takes on a clean, minimalistic approach to show off their work. Using a simple, straight-forward navigation structure makes it easy for the user to navigate through the site and focus on what is most important; the design.
The projects are showcased using big, bold imagery letting the design speak for itself.
Why I like it: Because clearly it's awesome.
Stevani Yulia – Web Designer
It's an internet radio site which uses intelligent playlist generation and allows listeners to fully customise their radio station content by giving positive or negative feedback for each song played. Feedback is then taken into account for future playlists.
- User friendly interface with huge library of songs
- Uncluttered layout with simplified sign in and log in area.
Why i like it: It looks great, it sounds great, no ads, it's free (the free version anyway).
Luke Pearless - Online Marketing Consultant
Through an interactive & uniquely designed site 42 Below Vodka are able to continue to build the perception that they are a market leader. Utilising a one page design they have again been able to differentiate themselves from their competitors through a site that focuses as much on providing an experience or a feeling as it does providing relevant and easy to understand information for its customers.
Why I like it: Entertaining (or just because its vodka).
Kevin Shen - Web Developer
I love the Microsoft website.
Firstly, as a complicated website, Microsoft does very well. The navigation is so good that I can find everything I want easily.
Secondly, Microsoft Products have the same style, we call it “Microsoft style”. It's so easily recognisable, that when you see a product or a website, you will know “this is from Microsoft” at once. Finally, as a .NET developer, I’m Microsoft fan.
Robert Wang – Web Developer
By now, I think most of you should know that WordPress can do more than just be a blog platform. With WordPress, plus some plugins, you can build almost any type of website.
And the "creativedepart" website is using an unusual layout page for posts, which I never thought of before I went to this website. I like it because this website opened up more ideas for me to use WordPress. Its a creative, artistic website introducing creative artistic works.
Lili Allen – Web Developer
It's an image hosting and video hosting website. Users can upload their own images or share others images in galleries. Flickr can generate different sizes of images. Users can select a place on the map where is photo taken from. The most important thing of Flickr is that its API is published.
Any developer can get the information they want in XML, JSON,SOAP or PHP format, as long as they registered an API key. Therefore, you can introduce a bunch of images from your Flickr account to your own website, also with tags or some other information.
Emma Holden – Online Marketing Specialist
StumbleUpon is a discovery feed for great sites, videos, pictures and articles. Every stumble is an adventure and like a great book, once you stumble you can’t put it down. Today in 5 clicks I stumbled on carrot cake cookies, 30 innovative packaging designs, leaked photos of the new apple iphone, a SEO content creation tutorial and the world’s best slam dunks.
Why I like it: It’s your friend. It knows you and what you’re interested in. It discovers interests that you didn’t even know you were interested in.
WARNING: It is severely, severely addictive.
James Patterson – Online Marketing Specialist
Is an amazing weather site that specializes in surfing. It's worldwide and it gives you soo much useful information such as wind direction and speed, swell direction, height and period, tides and also gives you a quick overview of all the breaks around the area and rates them out of ten so you can quickly find the best place to surf.
Why I like it: So easy to use and has so much information.