Sites of the week #23

For this week we have selevected some great sites such as: Associa Redirect and Suie Paparude. Also we have some great web apps and beautiful flash sites like Umeric. As usual we would love to hear from you, keep sending your suggestions to us and we will be more than happy to feature your site. Thanks and enjoy DESIGN / CSS Associa Redirect - AssociaDirect believes that our process combined with our understanding of the unique challenges faced by associations result in communications that meet or exceed organizational goals. Suie Paparude - Suie Paparude group was formed in the autumn of 1993 in The Club, of 5 members: a guitarist, a drummer, a bassist (MihaiDobre), a clapetist (Michael Campineanu) to address an alternative-style new-wave (New Order era). (by Google Translate) WEB APP - is a wiki-like service to collect and share setlists. You can search, add and edit setlists and embed them into your website. All for free! LyricSpit - Got a song stuck in your head? Watch music videos and sing along with the lyrics from our inventory of over 400,000 songs! Search for your favorite artists and songs or take a look at the weekly featured artists to discover new music. LYRICSPIT offers LEGAL music download services, this is not P2P, all music download services from LYRICSPIT can be used without worry. COMMUNITY VirbShowcase - VirbShowcase was created for the sole purpose of showing off the so many beautifully-designed VIRB profiles that can be found on the social networking website, Change - aims to address this need by serving as the central platform informing and empowering movements for social change around the most important issues of our time. FLASH SITE Umeric - Umeric - Director of Commercials, Idents, Music Videos and Films. Jan Stánko - Designin is a portfolio of a designer Jan Stánko, that lives in Krakow, Poland. PORTFOLIO Riccardo Tagliabue - I’m a 27 years old Italian graphic designer specialized in Macromedia Flash animations, interactive design and illustrations. I have an extensive knowledge in most of the common professional applications. I’m still experimenting animations in After Effects and its integrations in web applications and broadcast design. Mate Steinforth - Mate Steinforth (born 1977 in Hannover) is a designer and director based in New York City. In his teen years he became active in the computer art subculture called Demoscene and eventually began working as a graphic artists for computer games. He studied graphic design at University of Applied Arts Hildesheim and the University of Madrid, Facultad de Bellas Artes.

Sites of the week #22

Every week we have a great site to talk about in this series, and this week we are going to highlight the new design for Media Temple. The design is even better than the old site, which was already awesome. Also, if you like Flash take a look on the 2Advanced, this is a traditional and amazing site on the web. And don't forget to send your suggestions. DESIGN / CSS Media Temple - (mt) Media Temple, Inc. is an industry-leading, privately held, profitable web hosting and software application services company based in California. Rockable Press - Covering everything from getting started to expanding your business, How to Be a Rockstar Freelancer is the official FreelanceSwitch book. Written by Collis & Cyan Ta’eed - the founders of the site - it’s packed with new information, advice and insights not covered on the blog. WEB APP Tagga - Say hello to the most useful text messaging service you will ever meet. Tagga allows anyone to create instant SMS and Mobile Sites so that you can interact, sell to, or simply communicate with mobile users. iKnow! - Cerego’s initial step, iKnow! (, represents the first phase of a platform that combines personalized learning applications and content creation tools in a collaborative, social environment. This site currently has a specific focus on one domain, language learning. COMMUNITY urtbox - urTbox offers a FREE talent showcase to all users. You can promote yourself, network, make friends and business contacts. Be discovered! Your profile is your opportunity to put your talents on display for the world to see. Worldwide exposure is only a click away! Ning - Ning offers the latest social networking features, all infinitely customizable to meet your unique needs. The Ning Platform makes this possible. As a platform, you don't have to appeal to Ning for the features you want. FLASH SITE Michael Fakesch - ...Michael does some music for TV ads (e.g. Toyota) and soundtracks for short movies (e.g. for GettyImages) and is already working on his sophomore solo album. A new record deal with K7 Records is signed... 2advanced - As the rich media landscape is forever evolving, the demand for high-impact experiences rises to new levels, as we constantly strive to achieve lasting impressions for our clients. Since 1999, 2Advanced Studios has been regimented to this principle through our notion of “Progressive Design Technology”; which simply reminds us that within each and every client engagement there exists and opportunity to explore new creative potential. PORTFOLIO Matt Dempsey - Hey there, my name’s Matt and I’m a freelance web graphics designer from London, England. I specialise in the design of user experiences online, as well as print design offline too. Fint - GRAPHIC & INTERACTION DESIGN

Sites of the week #21

Hi guys! This week we are really proud, because we've announced our new app, the Sikbox. The feedback has been amazing and it deserves another mention on this post of our new "kid"! By the way, you can see other great sites in our selection and don't forget to send us your suggestions. Enjoy the Sites of this Week! DESIGN / CSS Carbonica - In Carbonica, we help you make a difference and combat climate change. Most human activity causes CO2 emissions, contributing to global warming. In Carbonica our goal is to help you, your family and your business reduce your carbon footprint. Deskography - Deskography is a simple little service where you upload photos of your desk. Why? Well, the idea is that it's fun to invite the world to see where you work. WEB APP Logbook - We’re extremely proud to announce our very first app. It’s called Logbook, and it makes updating your Backpack® Journal a breeze. For a while now, we've been using Backpack® Journal to keep our team connected and we absolutely love it. Sikbox - The easiest way to have a fancy and useful live search on your blog. Just grab our code and place it anywhere on your site and you are good to go. The search works just like Google suggest and you have all the power to customize it the way you want. COMMUNITY / STORE Bridge 55 - Bridge 55 welcomes you to our online Mens Designer Clothing store. As an independent fashion specialist we are pleased to offer you the finest brands in the latest styles. Our brand line up includes G-Star Raw jeans, Henleys, Gio-Goi, Bench, Duck and Cover Clothing, Superdry and many more. Elan Snowboards - “Made in the alps” is also about being eco-friendly by producing snowboards according to the high European Environmental Management Standard, in order to minimize our operation's negative affects on the environment and employees, and comply with applicable regulations and laws. FLASH SITE Let it Bleed Book - Let It Bleed: The Rolling Stones 1969 U.S. Tour - Photos and Words by Ethan Russell Trust Your Buds - Coke Zero - Learn to trust your buds and play our new flash game. Coke Zero has that real coke taste with no sugar, it's the healthy choice! PORTFOLIO Guilherme Neumann - Welcome to work of Guilherme Neumann. Visual and Interaction Designer at since 2004, currently responsible for interface design and user experience of G1 – top news website in Brazil. Owner and founder of and You can also read my resume, enjoy my tumblelog or send me a message. Victor Fernandez - The portfolio of Victor Fernandez.

Sites of the week #20

Hello everyone! This week is a bit special, because I usually feature a lot of sites in this post from other people and communities around the web. Recently I showed you Fabio's site, and this week I'm listing my personal website; a simple page with something about me and what I've done. So enjoy the sites and let me know what you think! DESIGN / CSS FOWA - Miami - The Future of Web Apps showcases the successful web technologies and business trends of the future, delivered by the pioneers of today. Attended by all the major European and US start-ups and industry experts, it's the best place to learn directly from the developers, designers and entrepreneurs behind the web's brightest stars in a relaxed and fun environment. Fabiano Meneghetti - Personal Website - I live Porto Alegre, Brazil. I have a degree in architecture but have been in the web design field since 2003 at Zee, where I'm the co-founder with Fabio Sasso. Currently I spend my day working at Zee, posting at Abduzeedo and learning and improving my knowledge to share on Abduzeedo and apply to personal projects. WEB APP Habari - Habari is next-generation blogging. Download Habari or try the demo and help our community design the future of blogs. Mailchimp - Email Marketing Done Right — Create Easily and Send Confidently. COMMUNITY Brightkite - Brightkite is a location-based social network. In real time you can see where your friends are and what they're up to. Depending on your privacy settings you can also meet others nearby. Bloombla - Email Marketing Done Right — Create Easily and Send Confidently. FLASH SITE Warszaw Autumn - The 'Warsaw Autumn' (Warszawska Jesie?) is a festival with a long history, an enormous tradition, and can be called a witness to history. It is the only festival in Poland on an international scale and with an international status, dedicated to contemporary music. Sid Lee - Sid Lee conceives brand experiences-by creating products, services and spaces - and markets them through advertising, experiential marketing, branded content and interactive communications. PORTFOLIO Designsensory - Designsensory delivers a complete range of award-winning brand, internet, and design services. We develop strategies to deliver measurable results and help organizations differentiate through better and impactful design. Dijitalpark - He was born in ?stanbul. He's originally from Trabzon though. He works in many fields including technology, cinema, photography, short movie and also he writes scenarios.

Sites of the week #19

This week we have amazing sites. I dare say that this is the most selective collection of great sites ever. Every single site we chose looks really modern, wonderful, and with the approach we expect for a beautiful and efficient web design. I hope you enjoy our Sites of the Week folks. DESIGN / CSS Big Gnome - The name Big Gnome was born out of a late afternoon car ride among friends. The business Big Gnome was created from the conviction that life is too short to not enjoy work. For many, business is money. For us, business is people. Our clients enjoy working with us and we, in turn, working with them. It makes for a pleasant experience for everyone. Fancy that. Twiggle Graphics - Twiggle Graphics is the online home of Emma Taylor, a creative freelance web and graphic designer based on the sunny island of Cyprus. WEB APP Alltop - Alltop is an “online magazine rack” of popular topics. Tell us what you’re interested in, and we’ll bring you stories from the best websites and blogs on the topic. All the topics, all the time. Espresso - Espresso is not a bunch of apps forcibly smashed together. Instead, we looked at the needs of modern web developers and streamlined their workflow into one focused app. Extremely powerful editing, sleek projects, live preview (we make CSSEdit — did you really expect anything less?), real publishing and extensive synchronization tools. COMMUNITY Live Conference 2008 - LIVE Conference 2008 is a two-day national business conference hosted by the University of Toronto Scarborough. Held in the heart of downtown Toronto, LIVE brings together the brightest and most ambitious undergraduate business students from across Canada. Built around an intense competition, LIVE allows delegates the opportunity to fuel their passion. Fall for Tennessee - A Tennessee fall is calling, calling you to outdoor fun, mysterious moments, and spectacular scenery. Inviting you to drive along an autumn-colored byway, to while away an afternoon picking the perfect pumpkin, to lose yourself in a tall tale from long ago. Answer the call to family fun and relaxing autumn adventures. Click on the map points below to explore our scenic views and leaf excursions. FLASH SITE Ian Wharton - 2008 Portfolio of London Art Director Ian Wharton. Thinkology - Web design and multimedia in Devon. Thinkology is a multi-disciplinary creative agency primarily involved with digital media. This includes Internet Design, Branding and Identity Design, Packaging Design, Interactive presentations, Prototypes, Usability Studies, Web Applications, Content Management Systems, Email Marketing, Film Production, TV Advertising and probably more. We're a talented bunch! PORTFOLIO Logoholik - My name is Bojan Stefanovic and i am all about logo and corporate identity creation. Feel free to browse my extensive portfolio filled with logos and corporate identities that found their proud owners. Albert Lo - My name is Albert Lo and I specialise in creating websites with visual flair that are user-friendly and built according to best-practice web standards. I also create corporate identity, branding and graphic designs for the web.

Sites of the week #18

Every day we see amazing and sometimes crazy sites. This week we've selected for you one of the craziest and funniest sites we've ever seen. It's a hotsite from RFSU. On the site you can shave and groom a pussy's hair...yep, see for yourself. I'll not say anything more about that! And take a look at the other sites, they are amazing too. Ah, and don't forget to tell us about your experience with the shave! DESIGN / CSS Branded07 - Hi, my name is Rob Palmer, I am 25 and I am a web & graphic designer based in Newcastle-upon-Tyne. I started designing and drawing from a young age and most of my design skills and knowledge are self taught. I moved in to digital media while doing my Multimedia Design Course at Newcastle College. Gist - Gist is an online service that helps you build stronger relationships. By connecting your inbox to the web, you get business-critical information about key people and companies. WEB APP RFSUS Intimate Cate Guide - Does your Fiffi make the cut? Trim or shave it's down to you! Joost - What's Joost? It's a way to watch videos – music, TV, movies and more – over the Internet. We could just call it a website ... with videos ... but that's not the whole story. COMMUNITY PeopleJar - PeopleJar is a free web application with a simple goal to connect people across the globe through networks of their interest. Take the Walk - Take The Walk is about giving you simple tangible ways to take action against the HIV/AIDS pandemic and poverty in Africa. A small donation, the purchase of a pair of shoes, the download of a song or simply taking a one-mile walk. FLASH SITE Matheus Lopes - Amazing portfolio from Maheus Lopes, an illustrator from Belo Horizonte, Brazil. Dior DHDS - Dior Home Dermo System. PORTFOLIO / BLOG Boogie - Boogie is an up-and-coming designer and developer based out of San Diego, California. While designing for Coca Cola's firm in Los Angeles, Boogie attended the Art Institute of California, San Diego, where he is currently about to graduate. Boogie was also offered a spot in MTV's upcoming design reality show 'Engine Room' Nile Inside - Our company has existed since June 2006. Scope studio - design, branding and advertising. In other words, we do websites, doing graphic design, printing brands on the market, developing a corporate identity and advertising concepts. (By Google Translate)

Sites of the week #17

Last week we've released cool sites like Fabio's personal website. This week we don't have personal websites, but we're listing some amazing portfolio sites and an awesome flash site from Brazil. Take a look in all of them and tell us what you think about our Best Sites of this Week! DESIGN / CSS Typechart - Typechart lets you flip through, preview and compare web typography while retrieving the CSS. Fitbit - Did I get enough exercise today? How many calories did I burn? Am I getting good quality sleep? How many steps and miles did I walk today? The Fitbit Tracker helps you answer these questions. WEB APP Cappuccino - Cappuccino is an open source framework that makes it easy to build desktop-caliber applications that run in a web browser. Wufoo - Wufoo strives to be the easiest way to collect information over the Internet. Our HTML form builder helps you create contact forms, online surveys, and invitations so you can collect the data, registrations and online payments you need without writing a single line of code. COMMUNITY / STORE Mia & Maggie - We’re not that different than you, really. We love dogs, and believe they’re entitled to the best care possible. As product designers, we appreciate high-quality, innovative products that are as beautiful as they are functional. And we see no reason these passions can’t be combined. Blog Action Day - Blog Action Day is an annual nonprofit event that aims to unite the world’s bloggers, podcasters and videocasters, to post about the same issue on the same day. Our aim is to raise awareness and trigger a global discussion. FLASH SITE Bigman - Born in 2007, Bigman is a creative agency for traditional and new medias... Sebastian Weldycz - ::: To Create Everyday - Graphics Design, Photo Illustration & Art Direction, Web Design ::: PORTFOLIO jaboh - Experience and creativity to think and design graphic design innovative and functional. For the web, printing, corporate identity or multimedia formula is the same: Change the color emotion and the sign in question, communicate the complexity of an idea in a form that is not trivial but synonymous with usability, speed, originality. Aten Design Group - We design compelling websites, create entertaining games, and build powerful applications. Our approach puts users first, and our process revolves around client interaction.

Sites of the week #16

One of the greatest sites that we're going to show you this week is the personal website from Fabio Sasso, the main brain behind Abduzeedo. Of course, as always we provide awesome inspirations and this week is not different, take a look at all references and cool link to spend your time on the web! DESIGN / CSS Fabio Sasso Personal Website - I’m graphic, web designer and enthusiast from Porto Alegre, very south of Brazil. I’m a co-founder of a design studio called Zee and I run a blog called Abduzeedo where I share my thoughts, cool sites, and tutorials. Also, now I'm the senior designer at CSNGlobal. Lift Interactive - At lift, we take pride in creating work that is purposeful, innovative and refreshing. Whether we’re helping to create an identity, increase sales or communicate information, our goal is always to provide our clients with something that looks stunning and works great. WEB APP Please Dress Me - PleaseDressMe is a classic example of scratching ones own itch. AJ, Gary, and Joe love finding great new tees, but finding said tees wasn't the easiest thing in the world. Rather than sifting through multiple websites we figured why not just go to one website that makes searching t-shirts easy? Once we came to that conclusion, Joe went right to coding and after a few calculated keystrokes we brought in Chris to make it pretty. The result is the simple, concise tshirt search engine you see before you. Journeys - Where to this time? - Journeys is a travel themed virtual world based on real earth maps, real places and people who like traveling the world and making new friends. COMMUNITY Digital Abstracts - For 7 years, Digital Abstracts has been a design community that strives to deliver a unique blend of content, discussion and creative inspiration to its army of readers. It is this very loyal audience that is contributing towards the growth of Digital Abstracts and paving the way to its bright digital future. Cool Showcase - Coolshowcase is an initiative that seeks to bring together and foster the work of free digital artists, graphic designers and photographers. But not only that, Coolshowcase serves as a platform to learn and connect people with a profile similar to yours. On the Internet abound digital artists, but they are scattered, so we want to bring something different places, in addition to promotion, artists can meet new people connected. FLASH SITE Vodafone Music - Welcome to a whole new world of Vodafone Music. Explore the hottest acts, exclusive events, brand new releases and loads more. Blake™ - Brand Workforce - We enlighten companies and individuals around the world, providing branding and design solutions. PORTFOLIO Joshua Gorchov - Joshua Gorchov graduated from California College of the Arts with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in graphic design, and is currently working on both editorial and commercial illustration assignments. His work responds to a broad range of subjects with a distinctive graphic language which is both vivid and conceptually concise. Fuel Mediaworks - I'm a graphic designer / web developer living in Mumbai, India. I've been designing and building websites for nearly 4 years now, and there's one thing I have to tell you - I really enjoy doing what I do.

Sites of the week #15

We have some amazing sites to show you this week. Once again, we'll feature another great web app based on Twitter, it's called Tweetrush. Also we have to mention the TechCrunch redesign, the Future of web design 2008, and many more. We're sure you will enjoy our sites of the week. DESIGN / CSS Taste Book - Introducing TasteBook - the easiest way to collect, organize, and share your favorite recipes so you can create stunning personal cookbooks. Like most recipes you try the first time, the TasteBook experience probably needs a few tweaks. So send us food for thought; we love feedback, comments, stories, and questions. We're cooking this up for you. Hope you like it. FOWD 2008 - New York - Hello. We're excited about bringing The Future of Web Design back to NYC in November. The lineup of speakers is packed with designers you respect, love and trust. We've also got plenty of parties where you can meet new friends. COMMUNITY / NEWS Current - With the launch of, the first fully integrated web and TV platform users can participate in shaping an ongoing stream of news and information that is compelling, authentic and relevant to them. TechCrunch - TechCrunch, founded on June 11, 2005, is a weblog dedicated to obsessively profiling and reviewing new Internet products and companies. In addition to covering new companies, we profile existing companies that are making an impact (commercial and/or cultural) on the new web space. WEB APPS Tweetrush - TweetRush is a test bed for our new analytics engine called Rush Hour. Basically Rush Hour, instead of looking at page view and clicks, looks at actions and events. These can be located anywhere in the logic that drives any web application. ProofHQ - ProofHQ is a smarter, easier way to manage review and approval of designs, artwork and documents. It is an online collaboration, proofing and approval tool built specifically for brands, agencies, designers, print and production. PORTFOLIO Vitor Lourenço - Hello, my name is Vitor Lourenço. I’m an independent User Interface and Visual Designer, currently working for some great web 2.0 startups and design agencies around the world. K4 Laboratory - The portfolio of Maciej Rakowski. FLASH SITE The Adventures of Tinger - Tinger is a Bavarian Wolpertinger, a mythical creature who used to live in the bavarian woods with his best friend Kaes, who is a living piece of meat and the last orginals "laberkaes"... ONY. Kvorum - We create beautiful, emotional and meaningful visual images which help goods to become alive and start speaking to people in human language.

Sites of the week #14

This week we have great sites, and the coolest thing is that most of them are suggestions from readers. We really appreciate that and once again ask you to send us more links to amazing websites. Also, because of your collaboration, we will start posting 2 sites per category instead of only one. I hope you will enjoy as much as I enjoy visiting and blogging about them. DESIGN / CSS Mint - Mint is fresh, intelligent online money management. Not only is Mint free, it saves you money. While existing personal finance software packages require hours to set up, a passion for accounting (is that possible?) and hours of weekly maintenance, Mint is virtually effortless. Ed Newpage & Educations - Ed is a continuing education series sponsored by NewPage. Over the years Ed has delivered technical advice on all things printing: coatings, inks, retouching, prepress, embossing and more. Above all, Ed is here to help you understand the amazing things you can do with paper, and how to improve the work you do with it. WEB APP Magento - Magento is at the core of Varien's business model. Unlike many Open Source eCommerce solutions which depend heavily on the work-ethic and passion of their volunteers for product advancement, quality assurance and maintenance, Varien is fully invested in establishing Magento as the leading Open Source eCommerce platform. Feed My Inbox - Blogs, Feeds and News magically delivered to your email! Only 3% of computer users are familiar with how feeds work, and are using feed readers to get up-to-date information from their favorite sites. We don't think the other 97% should be left out in the cold, so now you can subscribe to a feed with your email address. COMMUNITY Newscred - 1) Read all the world's breaking news from quality newspapers and blogs. 2) Personalize your newspaper by selecting your favorite sources for each category. 3) Vote and learn which articles, journalists and news sources are credible and which ones aren't. 12ozPROPHET - Founded in 1993, 12ozProphet had the goal of raising the bar for the graffiti world and integrating its distinctiveness into the wider world of street culture and design. PORTFOLIO / GALLERY Notes on Game Dev - Notes on Game Dev is a collaborative blog with primarily game art and design topics from professional game industry members, educators, and writers. From industry interviews to "breaking in" advice to how-to’s to reviews on the latest software and innovative techniques, this blog serves a wide range of experience in the game development community. Notes on Design - Notes on Design is a curated blog that brings sophisticated content to over 40,000 subscribers daily. Our selective panel of guest authors includes professional designers, writers, educators, and business owners, each of whom write to inspire creativity, improve the quality of your work, and promote engaged thinking about today’s most pressing design topics. FLASH Face Your Manga - Express yourself through your image and share it whoever you want. Enjoy yourself by discovering unlimited combinations to realize your virtual alter ego. Chris Halaska - My name is Chris Halaska and I'm an Art Director specialising in interactive. I have worked on designing and flash development of websites for major brands including American Express and Warner Brothers Australia, online banner campaigns, Corporate ID, Video/DVD projects, and cutting-edge interactive technology.

Sites of the week #13

This week we're going to break the rules. We always link one site by category, but this week we've seen some great CSS sites and did not found any flash sites the would make to the list. So we're gonna link 2 CSS sites this week. But dont't worry, if you love flash sites, please, drop us a comment so we can add him to the list! Btw, enjoy the sites! DESIGN / CSS Ad Fed - Ad Fed Minnesota. Our reputation for throwing great parties and a killer award show precedes us. Ad Fed isn't your typical professional organization. We don't issue membership pins (we have pins, but they're given as awards, not worn on lapels). We don't condone hazing (the paddles in our office are for the Media Auction, we swear!). We do offer networking opportunities, seminars, speaker presentations and other events. College Park Church - College Park is an active and friendly family of Christ followers focused on teaching God's Word and reaching out, accepting and caring for all people. All are encouraged and challenged to explore God's truth, understand God's truth and live it out on a daily basis. WEB APP eXpresso Corp - eXpresso is a secure, sophisticated online subscriber resource where you can create communities to perform any number of Excel spreadsheet editing or interaction tasks faster, easier, and more securely than any other way. COMMUNITY imeem - imeem is a social network where millions of fans and artists discover new music, videos, and photos, and share their tastes with friends. PORTFOLIO misprinted type - Misprinted Type is online since 1998. It is my playground! It started at first as a way to simple distribute the fonts I was creating back then. Later on I decided to also put some collages and drawings... Today Misprinted Type is where I put my ideas together, either in the form of a simple text, a collage, a drawing or a typeface. Everything you see here is my personal works and projects, there is no client, no brief, nothing... Call it design, illustration, art or a waste of time, for me its a theraphy, a hobby and what makes me happy. FLASH SITE ?

Sites of the week #12

We've got some great links this week. We're talking about many different subjects like surf, games, architecture, university projects and last but not least, knowledge. Yes, a small web app based on Twitter and Yahoo Answer, called ToAnswer, which you'll most certainly enjoy and learn! DESIGN / CSS Roxy - When Quiksilver decided to start a women's line in 1990, it was a gutsy move. The surf market has always been a fickle one. And female surfers, despite their achievements in and out of the water, hadn't drummed up nearly the notoriety nor the community that guys had long enjoyed. But great ideas always take some guts. And the company saw the untapped women's surf market as a huge opportunity. Turns out they were right. FLASH SITE Adjaye Associates - By drawing a team from all backgrounds and nationalities, our offices are stimulating, broad-viewd and multi-cultural enviroments. This informs our work and allows for a genuinely international perspective. COMMUNITY WePlay - weplay is the ultimate destination for the youth sports community. Our mission is to enable and enhance the joy of sports for kids, families, coaches and fans both online and on the field. We take this mission seriously, so we built a fun, educational, informative and safe site that allows people to connect, share, learn and have fun! WEB APP ToAnswer - About anything at all? ToAnswer is a Twitter-based mini-application that will help you get your questions answered quickly. I won’t use the ?-word, but the ToAnswer birdie just hatched so some features may not function as expected. PORTFOLIO Space Collective - A growing number of universities, architecture and design schools are conducting projects on this site. Several of these courses are initiated by SpaceCollective, others are originated by the schools, who may opt to open them up to the public or restrict them to participation By Invite Only. The Public Projects, whether created by SpaceCollective or its members, are open to all registered users.

Sites of the week #11

This week we have amazing sites to show you, but one is special to almost all of us, is Delicious, yes Delicious, but with a new design! The interface is similar to the old one, but it has new features and looks very beautiful. Check it out. DESIGN / CSS Ribbit - Ribbit is the first company to make it easy for developers to integrate advanced voice features into applications and services to unlock new levels of value for their customers. Ribbit has built two examples of how this works. FLASH SITE Mojave Experiment - Welcome to the 'Mojave Experiment.' What do people think of Windows Vista® when they don't know it's Windows Vista? We disguised Windows Vista as codename 'Mojave,' the 'next Microsoft OS,' so regular people who've never used Windows Vista could see what it can do - and decide for themselves. Now decide for yourself. COMMUNITY Pattern Tap - Pattern Tap is here to satisfy and encourage the inspiration needs of my interface design peers and peeps. We aspire to be the design tap for your next inspiration need. WEB APP Delicious - Delicious is a social bookmarking service that allows users to tag, save, manage and share web pages from a centralized source. With emphasis on the power of the community, Delicious greatly improves how people discover, remember and share on the Internet. PORTFOLIO Bio Machina - Welcome to the digital playground of João Oliveira, a young design student and illustrator from Porto, Portugal. Started working with graphics in late 2006 and continuously expands his skills by experimenting new techniques in the various fields of design, evolving at a fast rate.

Sites of the week #10 - Winners Announcement

In this week, besides our selection of Sites of the Week we will announce the winners of the 2 iconsets from Iconshock and the 2 licenses for the In the Mod application. Don't forget to check the sites they are really great and congratulation to the winners. ICONSET WINNERS Youri putera_aladin IN THE MOD WINNERS Zach LeBar koczek UPDATE: The winners will be contacted by the Iconshock and In The Mod teams, they will send emails with the instructions. DESIGN / CSS Slydial - Slydial is a free voice messaging service that connects you directly to someone's mobile voicemail. slydial is a service of MobileSphere FLASH SITE Bustin' Down - The movie - During the winter of 1975 in Hawaii, surfing was shaken to its core. A group of young surfers from Australia and South Africa sacrificed everything and put it all on the line to create a sport, a culture, and an industry that is today worth billions of dollars and has captured the imagination of the world. With a radical new approach and a brash colonial attitude, these surfers crashed headlong into a culture that was not ready for revolution. Surfing was never to be the same again. COMMUNITY iLike - iLike is the Web's leading social music discovery service and the dominant music application on the Facebook®, Orkut, hi5 and Bebo platforms. With more than 27 million registered users, iLike helps people share music recommendations, playlists, and personalized concert alerts. WEB APP pixily - Pixily is an online service that helps you save time, space and money by making your paper and digital documents available at your fingertips. You no longer need to deal with paper clutter and don't have to worry about not finding an important document when you need it. PORTFOLIO upstruct berlin oslo - upstruct berlin oslo is a design studio committed to work hard for all our clients. We are passionate about both the commercial and cultural scene, and always meet our clients with good humour and interest. We believe in talking openly together.

Sites of the week #9 - FREE ICONSET GIVEAWAY

We all love icons, every kind of them, and we are always looking for nice iconsets to download. This week, besides showing you guys the best visited sites during the last week, we're also gonna give you guys a free iconset from Iconshock! That's right! Free! SPECIAL - FREE ICONSET GIVEAWAY! All you have to do is drop us a comment on this post, and we're going to give it away to someone. We're gonna publish the winner on the next edition of Sites of the Week. Iconshock - Iconshock blog provides news and information about icons, logo and graphic user interface design. Don’t forget to visit our main website at a place where you can find professional stock icons for your web and software applications. DESIGN / CSS designfeedr - Designfeedr is a weblog that strives to be an inspiration for the creative designer and illustrator, offering insightful articles on various topics, tips on dealing with the challenges and struggles of the job, designer spotlights and more. The articles will often feature input from designers and illustrators working in the industry to keep the information provided as close to the real world as possible. FLASH SITE Hellohikimori - Colours walk with us, tohether, we fight. For brands, for design, for interaction and even for glory, sometimes. We breathe creativity. Togheter. Always. COMMUNITY Muzu TV - MUZU™ TV - Your Music TV. Where bands, artists, festivals, venues, broadcasters, music magazines and more broadcast their music TV on the web. WEB APP Zendesk - Zendesk is a professional-grade help desk system. It has been designed using ITIL best practices and is in every possible way geared towards providing support and service. Not customer relationship management, bug tracking or project management. Zendesk is the just-right solution for end-user support. We are sure that Zendesk can be used in many creative ways, but it has been designed with end-user support in mind.

Sites of the week #8

I know I said this before, but I love web apps, and this week you will enjoy all websites that we have selected. One that will be definitely useful and I suggest you to take a closer look at is Idee. It's a web app that searches images on flickr filtering by colors, simply fantastic. DESIGN / CSS Getty Images - Getty Images creates and distributes the world's best and broadest imagery collections, making them available in the most accessible and usable way -- 24 hours a day, every day. From contemporary creative imagery to news, sports, entertainment and archival imagery, our products are found each day in the full range of traditional and digital media worldwide. FLASH SITE Rock Your Look - Use your webcam to create the best karaoke video and win a trip to present at teen coince 2008. COMMUNITY Touch Local - TouchLocal is the UK’s fastest growing local business search and practical social networking site. TouchLocal attracts over 2.3 million unique users per month and an estimated 18 million visitors annually. WEB APP Idée Multicolor - We extracted the colours from 3 million “interesting” Flickr images. Using our visual similarity technology you can navigate the collection by colour. Also available with Alamy Stock Photography. PORTFOLIO AdaptD - AdaptD is a small web design and development firm based in Bucharest, Romania. We are committed to creating beautiful and highly functional websites, following the exact specifications of our clients. You can always count on us. We are responsive and reliable.

Sites of the week #7

I knew that this day would come, this week in our list of the best sites we have two sites we haven't been able to neither translate nor understand a word on them. So we would like to know if anybody would be interested in sending us a little about text of this 2 sites. Also, enjoy our picks of the week and suggestions are always welcome. DESIGN / CSS ijsfontein - IJsfontein is a specialist in interactive communication and media productions. Among the clients of the Amsterdam based company are broadcasting companies, museums, (consumer) brands and non-governmental organisations. A lot of IJsfontein's media have children as the main users, such as their BAFTA-winning game 'Master of the Elements', 'Hamsterwereld' (for Holland's biggest grocery chain Albert Heijn) and 'Blue World', which was created for Postbank. The games, interactive exhibits and innovative web-tools are used, played and enjoyed in Holland and abroad. FLASH SITE Design and Design - It all starts with an inspired, spontaneous idea. COMMUNITY Community of Sweden - Welcome to – the official online community for Sweden! Here you can share and enjoy photos, travel stories tips and more from friends in Sweden and all over the world. Anyone can join CommunityOfSweden. WEB APP Posterous - Posterous lets you post things online fast using email. You email us at and we reply instantly with your new posterous blog. If you can use email, you can have your own website to share thoughts and media with friends, family and the world. PORTFOLIO Erwin Bauer - Erwin Bauer KEG is a Austrian design agency, located in Vienna, Austria. In addition to local customers, such as the Vienna Museum, the Agency has also worked for major international operating company, as Schenker. We're interested in people with real demeanor. Most of the times this is the initial charge for a creative collaboration. The basis of our communications work is to explore, understand and formulate identity in all its facets. Only after this we'll convert it into self-contained and successful appearances of text, picture, sound and space."