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It’s time for some random picks from my bookmarks list. What do they all have in common? why good design of course!

- Grip

- Rigsby Design

- Turner Duckworth

- Grafik

- Design Guys

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PUBLISHED ON Sep.30.2002 BY Armin
ale’s comment is:

Talking about GRIP, well, there are a couple of arguments that are making my opinion pretty different from yours:

- the splash, initial page, has no clue to be, really not only is a really old idea, in this case it's also absolutely unusefull.

- with a code like the following: () it's quite difficult to talk good about a site.

- my personal opinion on the layout: pretty passée


- frameset all over? are they really needed?

- no charset or doctype specified (what's yr job again? website design?)

- navigation is a mess.

I'm sorry, no way these two may be considered as good design examples.

Good design is not a matter of nice jpeg or fluent flash, for me.

On Sep.30.2002 at 10:09 AM
ale’s comment is:


addendum to previous comment, to see the code I'm talking about about GRIP, take a look at the source code of this window, you will see a comment and there you'll find the code.

Sorry about that.

On Sep.30.2002 at 10:11 AM
Armin’s comment is:

Ok. I agree on all your comments. I was more focused on the content, the actual work they do. But you are right, if you wanna show off your work, make sure you use the web right.

Now, if you wanna see a frame-crazy site, look at this piece of work. Crap... I meant piece of crap.

Actually, I just looked at the Design Guys site, and I think it has more frames. But at least they have dignity (I have some moral issues with Otherwise).

On Sep.30.2002 at 11:10 AM
omit’s comment is:

Rigsby has a great site and does beautiful work. The others seem to do great print work.

On Oct.01.2002 at 12:15 PM
Darrel’s comment is:

Note that design guys outsource most of their creative talent. Not that is a bad thing mind you...I actually find that a very sound business strategy.

On Oct.09.2002 at 09:06 AM