20 Freshest Web Designs, June 2019
West Coast TasmaniaThis exceptional site for tourism in Western Tasmania gets everything right. The colors and illustrations are tone-perfect, while the enticing photography is alluring to all but the most dedicated of couch potatoes.
Jazz FM RomaniaRomania’s Jazz FM does exactly what you’d expect: it hits you right between the eyes with a playful and creative approach. The illustrations are cool, but what really makes this site great is the all-in way they’ve been used.
SandowsSandows is one of the market leaders in cold-brew coffee, and its site reflects that with professional UX, and delightful animation. I bet you haven’t seen animated gifs used like this before. It’s a refreshing alternative to fullscreen video.
Stonewall ForeverStonewall Forever describes itself as a living monument to 50 years of Pride. The generated rainbow features stories from the early days of the LGBTQ rights movement. Tap and drag to move through the rainbow and explore.
PygarPygar is a financial investment company, and its site makes me think they’re braver and more innovative than most. The site’s hamburger menu is an interesting new take, and the next/prev previews in the colored blob create a seamless effect.
Safari RiotDescribing itself as a future-leaning sound and music group belies the fact that Safari Riot’s site is so visually stimulating. Scroll the homepage for a list of recent projects and hover over the bold project titles for a quick video preview.
FrantThe standard — seemingly only — approach to alcohol sales is to take the heritage route. That’s especially true of spirits. Frant takes a radically different direction, with modern, bold, blocks of color that stand out from the rest of the shelf.
Onwards is a London-based branding agency. Its site is clean, simple, and easy to use. I would normally deduct points for a hamburger menu on desktop, but as its target market is young startups, they get a pass on that.
PandoraA creative studio specializing in film and video, Pandora’s site uses split screen scrolling to juxtapose different elements of its portfolio. Scroll up and down to tab through the whole showreel.
HovercraftHovercraft’s site is a delight to behold, with simple animated dots being used to amazing effect to create the illusion of depth and energy. Beyond the first impressions, it’s a well ordered agency site with some excellent case studies.
Precision RunThe indoor bike revolution has taken over the world, and what Peleton did for cycling, Precision Run wants to do for treadmill running. Its site is high-energy, with clever use of low-quality looped video, and bold typography.
ApprvlApprvl is a collection of goods, handmade in New York. The site is a typical ecommerce store, with everything exactly where you’d expect it. The difference is the art direction, which transforms simple minimalism into a brand statement.
These colorful, energetic illustrations are the work of Tiago Majuelos, a Barcelona, Spain-based designer with a client list that includes Pull & Bear, Nike, and New York Times. The site is simple to use, but packed with delight.