10 Juicy Website Designs
A website can be many things, e-commerce, brochure, directory, community based, but to be a success the design needs to be a-peel-ing (appealing!).
Appealing like a Satsuma, juicy, enriching, attractive, useable. Peel away that soft outer skin and you have handy little chunks of goodness. Very similar to the way a beautiful and well thought out design leads to easy access to great content.
On the other hand there's the Ugly fruits of this world, unattractive names for a start and then there's the look of them! What a shame as there's some nice stuff inside.
If you've got some great original content why hide it behind an ugly, hard-to-use layout?!
Here's just 10 sites I think are juicy Satsumas:
Like everything they do the design and usability are at the heart of the products. Quite image heavy but when you have a brand like Apple the imagery speaks for itself.
A beautiful header background with a simple layout. Good top Navigation bar and functional footer. They are designers after all! Hmmmmmm
A great portfolio site. Flash based so maybe not an SEO's favourite but perfect for displaying Scott Hansen's work. Quite intuitive and easy to follow and gets across Scott's style really well.
A nice colour scheme with the menu bar at the top of the content for easy access. Then straight in to a neat section with quick links to other parts of the site. Nicely presented and easy on the eye.
Nice pastel shades sit well with both imagery and text to give a calm feel. Plenty of white space with good navigation.
Plenty of white space here. Clear page structure and illustration getting right to the hub of the site. Good use of icons in a clean footer that takes no second guessing.
A site with plenty of content on the homepage but nicely laid out. If you had to have a frontpage with a lot of text then this would be a good example of how to lay it out without making you vomit from overkill.
A well structured site with again good navigation. Superb graphics enhance the experience. Good use of white space, an enticing feel with enough content to draw you in wanting to know more.
White space, clear navigation, good imagery, graphics and nice page layout, what more can I say.
The site displays Michael Heald's work superbly. The illustrations jump off the page with vibrant colour with plenty of space to let them breathe. Simple navigation with a simple layout, smart.