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Search results for: 2/25/02
For The Masses 6/16/02 Description: design to survive - promoting the finest in New Zealand online culture to a global audience Comments: Something I really like about the web is the chance to learn more about places around the world, sometimes through the eyes of photographers, and other times, through alternative portals which focus on sites in specific geographical areas. Whether those portals are design-related or not, I appreciate the service they provide to web surfers interested in learning more about places they might never actually visit in their lifetimes. Some recent picks that demonstrate geographical focus include NYC Bloggers (6/10/02), cool.online (3/27/02), and Design Radar (2/25/02). Like these sites, today's pick is a window to a specific locale. 14 designers and developers, all Kiwis (they're from New Zealand, that is), have banded to together to promote the "online culture" of New Zealand. The site design is as good as it gets, IMHO, and the graphics are superb. I love the art in the "Panels" section and the screenshots in the "Links" section. "Profiles" (with similar tasty graphics) has some interesting interviews of Kiwi designers. Great site!
Design(Radar 2/25/02 Description: Italian e-zine features web art and design links, news, site reviews, and articles Comments: It's funny. I've been visiting the site several times a week for the longest time and though it's all in Italian, that really hasn't stopped me from enjoying it. Today's pick features a wealth of links to great art and design sites, along with short reviews/descriptions – I guess I've been ignoring the latter, just clicking away and exploring the featured sites. So, I spent some time early this morning using my favorite translator to check out today's pick more thoroughly. How enlightening! The concise descriptions and accompanying screenshots are done well, giving the user a nice glimpse of the sites – I like the columnar layout, too. One of the "special" articles ("The Art of H.R. Giger") is quite interesting. Another article about the "thin line" between being inspired by another designer and copying another designers' work is thought-provoking and relevant, especially in the world of web design. Aside from the growing "links" directory, there's also a section that focuses on sites "made in Italy." An excellent site design with great graphics, today's pick makes a nice "starting point" – explore the web...