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AIGA/NY The AIGA/NY site design was made to bring the organization’s digital home up-to-date with modern web practices—namely, responsive design. With clean graphics, AIGA/NY puts a strong spotlight on its members’ designs.


Bicycle Speed Shop Bicycle Speed Shop, a new bicycle repair shop in Houston, Texas, has a fully responsive site with custom illustrations and iconography throughout. Technical features include type animation and a streamlined scheduling system.


Piet Oudolf Landscape designer Piet Oudolf’s site offers playful navigation and an intuitive user experience. Studio Naam translated Oudolf’s interest in grids and modernism into a clean site, where his work is the center of attention.


Palm Angels Palm Angels by Francesco Ragazzi is the definitive book on the LA skating scene. The scroll-activated website features photography and videos that provide visitors with a taste of what to expect from this publication.

webpick of the week   11.28.14

Sound City Project Although Google Street View map technologies have enabled internet users to plop themselves on any street around the world and get a visual sense of a ... Read Review


Design Beats Design Beats features a handpicked selection of content from more than 700 design sites around the globe. Continuously updated tiles and large photos reveal a daily dose of design, inspiration and discovery.


A Postcard From A Postcard From is an online magazine by photographer Gemma Booth that documents models relaxing or practicing their hobbies. The site allows Booth to design the layout of each feature using photography, video and typography.


Workstead Brooklyn-based interior design studio Workstead wanted a portfolio site with e-commerce functionality—without feeling like a typical online store. Like their furnishings, the site is sturdy and rich, yet simple and efficient.


Studio Brusco Studio Brusco offers a sleek take on the dental website. Patient education videos and sharp photos underscore the quality and care of its practitioners, keeping an attentive eye on the details, as any good dentist should.

webpick of the week   11.21.14

Qualcomm Fitting that a cellphone technology company should make its website mobile-first. Qualcomm dominates the market for chips in mobile phones, and more recently ... Read Review


Homeless Fonts is the first website to sell fonts based on the handwriting of homeless people. All the funds raised are used to finance Barcelona’s Arrels Foundation, which fights to ensure nobody sleeps on the streets.


Airborne Sensing This multilingual, responsive site for aerial photography company Airborne Sensing uses state-of-the-art technology to help tell its story, with special emphasis on Airborne’s spectacular images.


The California Sunday Magazine The California Sunday Magazine’s visually driven, responsive design presents new stories from California, the West, Asia and Latin America wherever readers are—on their phones, tablets, the web or print.


ALECTIA A fresh take on the conservative corporate hub, this site for international consulting company ALECTIA uses grid-based transitions and fluid animations to make a content-heavy site feel light and inviting.

webpick of the week   11.14.14

Canadian Encyclopedia The Canadian Encyclopedia has proved that encyclopedias don’t need to go the way of the telegram. From its first print edition in 1985 to CD-ROM ... Read Review