~ 09 January 2007 ~

Over the holiday break, CSS Remix agreed to an advertising arrangement for Authentic Jobs, which stipulated an interweb hyperlinked advertisement (known to some as a “banner ad”) would be in rotation on the home page and showcase pages of CSS Remix. I deliberately chose Remix based on the quality designs consistently featured in the showcase, and below are a few recent entries found therein.

Antonio Orozco
Rik Catlow

While we’re on the topic of (re)designery… gets a makeover in mother-wide format. They missed the golden 960 width by +50px, but who’s counting?

Derek Powazek admits he’s “too busy to maintain a site anymore.” No kidding, bro. Who isn’t? One-pagers are the new… (ugh, promised myself I wouldn’t use that ridiculous phrase anymore)

Derek Powazek

Colleague John Dilworth relaunches, and it’s a pleasure to behold. Nice one, John.

John Dilworth


Veer Veer: Visual Elements for Creatives.
Stock photography, type, and killer tees. Genuinely recommended by Authentic Boredom.

1   Jason Gaylor ~ 09 January 2007

Thanks for the acknowledgment of Your press is always greatly appreciated.

2   Leonardo Melendez ~ 09 January 2007

I just can’t keep up with the tons of creativity these days. The priceless linkage, much appreciated. Thanks ;)

3   Jeff Croft ~ 09 January 2007

I’m really happy to see go to a cleaner design with more whitespace and a bit less “stuff” on the homepage. I think this could be pushed further, but at least it’s a positive improvement. Here’s hoping for a trend in online editorial design!

4   Blake ~ 09 January 2007

Time mag is looking good, besides that ugly mug of Maguire…poor guy looks like a Marti-Gras float.

5   Matthew D. Jordan ~ 09 January 2007

That Snagt site is some seriously top notch creative. I love design-around-hand-art, creating new-art.

6   Greg ~ 09 January 2007

Time could use more of Roger Black’s help. It looks too borrowed from the many magazine online redesigns that have come before it.

Derek’s new “page” is hot, it’s like a giant Wurman poster.

7   Matt Robin ~ 10 January 2007

I like what Derek’s done - but the faded-down text is too faint in my opinion - making it tricky to read (and I’m lucky to have good eye-sight!) Maybe he could re-think that part of it.
John has made a great effort with his site, (love the use of colour especially) - but I don’t think there’s enough to bring me back to his site on a regular basis…aside the posts themselves of course. What I mean is that he might need to make it more sticky. - I wonder if they’ve borrowed talent from the CNN crew because some of CNN’s new stuff is similar to this too…really great improvements all-round.

p.s. Don’t look at my own site right now - I’m stuck in ‘TXP Default template limbo’ while I redesign Version 3.0!!!

8   Frederick Townes ~ 29 January 2007

I have to say that from top to bottom, is very hot. I’m a sucker for clean product shots!

9   Adam ~ 16 September 2007 - great design.


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