Category Archives: Web

Web Design Envy: Live Life Outside

I’m quite a fan of Bellroy’s website. On first glance it’s well designed, minimal and easy to use. As you start to move beyond the home page you can see that they’ve structured the entire site around three user stories – travellers, adventurers and well, hipsters. Ok hipsters isn’t a user story, let’s say “people who want a stylish way to carry less so they don’t have bulges in their skinny jeans”. When you delve into the “Live Life Outside” section the site really comes to life.

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The Bellroy homepage

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Hemmingway app – helping you write good

Today was a great learning day! I attended two great marketing events:

In the next couple of days I’ll be sharing what I learned at these. Today I want to share a handy writing tool I discovered, Hemingway Editor. Read more

Website Envy: Walking New York

Yesterday I explained that I wanted to broaden the scope of the inspiration covered by The Envy Collection. Today I’m starting this new direction with some website envy, sharing the online design and content that inspires me.

I’ve been impressed with The New York Times interactive editorial features since Snowfall in 2012. Snowfall dissected the avalanche tragedy of Tunnel Creek. It showed long form content could be a pleasure to read online. The article was viewed over 3.5 million times, was widely heralded as the future of online journalism and won journalist John Branch a Pulitzer prize.

A couple of years on, the main New York Times is still an online mirror of their paper version which suits the huge number of articles published each day. They still occasionally publish more interactive feature pieces merging web design and content for stunning results. Read more