The insanely talented Edwin Tofslie recently decided to create a full refresh of ESPN.com after getting sick of their dull and outdated site. Although this was a ‘just for the love of design’ project, it’s a good reminder to take the time to go through similar design exercises to keep your creative mind sharp.
My inspiration really came from ESPN the Magazine. I really believe the merging of magazine layout and website content will continue to blur the lines. I especially believe if I were to tackle this as a real project, it would have to be designed, and built to scale and spider to any platform, in any form. This would allow a specialized iPad version of their site that would mimic a powerful interactive magazine.
After checking out the details and larger images on the ESPN.com redesign, spend some time looking at his other projects for Nike, Microsoft, Ford and others. Don’t forget to hit refresh a few times to check out his collection of animated GIFs.
Now I just need to figure out a site that could use a refresh and do the same.
Creative agency, Your Majesty, with offices in New York, Amsterdam, Stockholm, and São Paulo just released their new compilation of work in their 2011 reel. Your Majesty is also one of the creative forces behind the new The Daily iPad app as well as The Daily’s Tumblr blog.
TBWA, mega agency with 12,000 employees in 77 countries, jumps into the mass-market, online product game with the launch of their creative work sharing platform projeqt. To help announce projeqt the agency relaunched TBWA.com using the platform.
This morning my second premium theme, Inspire Well, finally went live! Inspire Well is a flexible and modular premium Tumblr theme that is perfect for creative inspiration, photo/video blog for your new iPhone 4, designer’s portfolio, and documenting family life.
With Inspire Well 1.0 you have complete creative freedom in customizing your site and control over the unique grid layout that lets you post small, medium and large posts. With 38 options in the Appearance menu you can upload your own background, change the theme colors, adjust the layout, and define icon links to 20 popular social sites. Inspire Well supports the full array of Tumblr functionality, 3rd-party support for Disqus, social sharing on Facebook and Twitter, lightbox for full-res post images and many more services planned in the future (free) updates.
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