20 Best New Websites, May 2023

Paddi Macdonnell.
May 15, 2023

Every month we gather together a selection of the most exciting websites from the preceding four weeks.

20 Best New Websites, May 2023.

This month, there are tons of great new agency websites to get excited about. 3D animated prisms are a popular theme, and typography is getting bigger and bolder. Plus, discover some stellar small sites that defy expectations. Enjoy!

Contra Bureau

Contra Bureau uses beautiful typography and gorgeous transitions to present its design services with a slick and appealing site aimed at high-value clients.

Manon Jouet

Manon Jouet is a freelance designer whose work we’ve featured before. This humorous and inviting site does a great job of making him feel approachable and professional.

Studio Kleiner

Studio Kleiner is a Swedish creative studio that has chosen to present its portfolio as more of a sketchbook or reel. It’s a fun site to browse through, and the adaptive menu is excellent.

Erudera

Erudera is a directory site of different college and university courses, broken down into an easily searchable resource. The design is clean, cheerful, and rammed with optimism.

AdviceGuide

AdviceGuide uses clean typography, textures, animated gradients, and a calming color scheme to transform advice for financial advisors from dull to engaging.

Adept

Adept uses a fun, abstract machine visual to sell a new way of working with AI that it has yet to devise. It’s about the only approach they could take under the circumstances, but it does it well.

Optimo

Optimo uses a cool spinning 3D prism version of its logo to add interest to an otherwise understated page. It’s well executed and memorable. Don’t go looking for a portfolio, though.

Ekrem Elmas

Ekrem Elmas has an impressive CV, but his ‘portfolio’ site is disarmingly simple. It’s a single page that you drag around to explore his past projects and roles.

Shop Mr Beast

The brutalist trend seems dead and buried, but Shop Mr. Beast proves that trends can persist well beyond their use-by date and that sometimes, a particular style just fits.

Mark My Images

Mark My Images is a super-simple one-pager for a multi-platform app that watermarks, resizes, and renames bulk images. With all the complex sales pitches out there, this one is refreshingly no-nonsense.

Express Shoe Repair

Shoe repair isn’t the most glamorous subject for a website, but this excellent site for Express Shoe Repair in Manhattan uses fine typography and fantastic imagery to highlight the craft skill involved in keeping NY’s crowds walking.

Iambic

The Executive Experience from Iambic entitles you to custom pair of sneakers made to fit your feet for the most comfortable experience possible. Its site is far more colorful than its shoes.

AndAgain

AndAgain is a large creative agency with an awe-inspiring client list. Its bold site features bulging effects when scrolling to keep you engaged. It’s both simple and thoroughly engaging.

OKCC Labs

OKCC Labs is another creative studio using a prism to add visual interest to its landing page. The play of rainbows of light as the lettering is distorted is superbly rendered.

Val d’Oca

Val d’Oca is an Italian wine brand with a particularly delicious-sounding prosecco. Elegant transitions and an attractive palette make the site relaxed, summery, and appealing.

Pixel Poetry

Pixel Poetry is a lovely little site that helps you write poetry with a simple three-step process. Find words in a story, drag and drop them into order to write your poem, and then publish it.

The Mammoth Meatball

The Mammoth Meatball is an interactive guide to a cultured meat product derived from the wooly mammoth. It uses outstanding illustrations to explain a complex and unconventional product.

C2 Montreal

C2 Montreal is an outstanding creative business event in Canada this May. Big typography, bold colors and gradients, and embedded video combine to make an unmissable website.

Dream Date

Dream Date is a fun side-project that uses AI to help you create the perfect date location for you and a special someone. You can browse other people’s locations if you’re stuck for ideas.

The Sun Project

The Sun Project is a creative agency specializing in social media campaigns. Its mildly anarchic website is bold, brave, and perfectly hits the right tone.

Paddi MacDonnell

Paddi MacDonnell is a designer and entrepreneur from Northern Ireland, follow her on Twitter.

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