Please post your thoughts on the best LOOKING websites...

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  1. Don Black

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    I think it would be interesting to see what website designs everyone finds appealing. I'm looking to emphasize form over function.

    I'll go first...

    I give Cooking.com and Google.com high marks for aesthetics but flunk Amazon.com.
     
  2. Chris

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    I love these:

    Drudgereport - get me straight to the point, even when I don't like it.
    Newegg.Com - Effective sales layout
    http://www.theregister.co.uk/ - Easily allows me to sum up what I want to see

    Sites I dislike but have to use:

    http://www.msnbc.com/ - both busy, cluttered and the small type sucks.
    http://espn.go.com/ - the last of the "go" networks had a much better style until recently, now the re-arranging of headlines and flow make the site pushy; and the big drop down ads.. bah!
    http://www.slate.com/ - I really enjoy reading slate; but their in-article and site navigation is terrible.
     
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    My wife loves bmezine [​IMG]
     
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    I know you asked the opposite, but I must observe, it took centuries to develop useful fairly widespread standards like legible fonts, left to right scanning, indexes, and intelligent use of colour, but we've thrown it all away to recreate chaos on the Internet, where every communication-impaired web page designer seems to have been given a free hand to make pages that look like child art. [​IMG]

    Gawd, how I hate Amazon shoppin' with short pages, so I have to click way too much just to check upcoming releases, no information about half the stuff I'm interested in, but its in the "have-to-use" category for my movie and cd purchasing :b

    One of my pet peeves is the arrival of the "soft" colour buttons, etc, if I don't keep my screen very dust-free, I can hardly find the scroll-bar [​IMG]. I won't go on at great lenght about some of those porn portals, but gawd, you have to believe the devil is a web-page designer if you've ever seen them.

    Good sites?, I'd like to nominate HTF, but boy, half the buttons I want seem to be at the other end of the screen from where I am [​IMG]

    A site I like is ALD (arts-literature digest) which indexes and briefly describes articles from prominent and not-so-prominent journals, and provides a link to get you to the article if the description interests me. 'Tho sometimes it's the NYTimes, and I wish ALD would say its a "registered users only" site before they get me there.
     
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    www.turntablelab.com

    vinyl, excellent graphic design books (serious ones... up to 100 apiece) cds, dvds, DJ gear, and art stuff. Great design as well!
     
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    Apple's website has a nice, clean, and uncluttered interface that I like. Navigation is easy, too.

    [note: this coming from a life-long PC user]
     
  13. Daren Welsh

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    Styleboost itself is a cool looking site, but then it also serves as a portal to many cool sites. They tend to honor more flash sites than other styles ... but it's always fun to spend some time surfing their links.

    I got a lot of ideas of how to design my site (shameless plug) from examples on Styleboost.
     
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    well being a Brit living outside of Britain I like news.bbc.co.uk. It's a pretty simple layout, easy to read, no flashing lights, just easy to navigate.
     
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    Yes!!! The best!



    Otherwise, I'd vote for this one, of course. [​IMG]
     
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    I am also pretty proud of my website, I think it is nice and clean and easy to navigate. www.moesrealm.com
     

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