my friend Stephen’s photoblog/website/thingy. i use the term friend loosely since i hardly know him, so that should also tell you that i’m not promoting him as any sort of favor or because we are close. his photos are just good and deserve to be seen.
the following websites i like, not for the content, but for the design. these days it’s hard to find a good website. not many are using flash anymore, almost all of them have the same basic layouts (including a nav bar at the top, twitter feeds on the right, and facebook/rss/twitter/youtube/etc. icons somewhere on the page). i tried to stay away from art-related sites, but for the most part they are the ones who are trying to stay away from the boring trend, for obvious reasons.
i’m also disappointed with children’s websites, because flash is so much more fun, but they are all html (the ones i checked anyway (lego, cartoon network, nickelodeon). come on!
jeremy cowart - one of my favorite photographers, and probably the biggest reason i started taking photography seriously. his website is clean, simple, easy to navigate. no clutter. flash. and the best part? the “fullscreen” button at the top of every gallery. beautiful.
gnarls barkley - i’m not a huge fan of gnarls barkley, but i don’t dislike their music either. their website is simple, fun, and interactive. and what’s more? no twitter or facebook icons anywhere on the site.
sony’s internet tv - okay, so this is essential just an advertisment, but there’s a lot to it that makes it great. first off (and this is entirely the photo-nerd in me) the intro video is shot with a tilt-shift lens and sped up to give it that animated feel. second, it’s super clean and the interactivity helps make you forget that you’re looking at an ad. seriously. it’s fun.
jim carrey - just go to the link. flash, flash, flash. i checked other comedian/actor websites, and not one of them is as cool (or creepy) as this one.
typographic posters - not much to this site. it’s a simple flash website, with simple navigation. i like that you can change how it sorts, the background color, and how it is laid out. good stuff right here.