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Jonathan Lennard

Some great reels and photographs are to be found on the site of commercials director Jonathan Lennard.

Nice site too by French interactive studio xxs.

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Tomato - Leftfield

Tomato update with a new site showcasing an extensive catalogue of work for an enviable list of clients.

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Helena Christensen

Great portrait work from UK photographer Laurie Fletcher in a simple but effective HTML folio site.

With work this good you don’t need to dazzle with Flash bells and whistles.

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Suprb

Uber designer Andreas Pihlström has updated his portfolio with some solid work.

Thanks to QBN for the heads up.

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Natasja Fourie

I really like the execution of Flash on the website of photographer Natasja Fourie. Some great images to be found in the portfolio too.

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Novell Tullett website

I have just finished work on a new website for landscape architects, Novell Tullett.

It is a simple one page site with content presented in a neat arrangement of nested accordions and flash driven image galleries.

+ www.novelltullett.co.uk

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Method

The new online presence of digital and branding agency Method contains a wealth of information and some great case studies housed in an intelligently structured site – altogether a stunning example of HTML/scripty goodness.

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Goldfrapp

Loving the retro feel and full screen grainy video backdrops to Goldfrapp’s new website.

You have to hunt a little for the navigation which ain’t gonna score any points with usability diehards, but heck… it’s a charming site nonetheless.

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WSDDThe Web Standards Design + Development group on LinkedIn is a new social network group for web standards designers and developers — it’s aim to form a strong network of individuals who have taken the initiative to become craftsmen of their trade.

More background can be read here on Airbag.

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I have criticised Monocle magazine in this blog for it’s editorial but there is no denying it is a beautifully crafted publication with immaculate attention to detail in its layout and stunning use of photography. It also uses illustration to great effect and its infographics are beautifully conceived. All this has been faithfully reflected in the online version of the magazine — it certainly does not disappoint from an aesthetic perspective.

The man responsible for this, designer Dan Hill, has given a comprehensive account of the process behind creating the Monocle website in a lengthy blog article so grab your favourite beverage, kick back and read all about it.

My only gripe would be the decision to use images for text headings — whilst admittedly Plantin is a lovely typeface and I can see the reasoning from an aesthetic point of view it must be a bit of a nightmare in terms of content administration, not to mention the accessibility and SEO implications — surely these are valid reasons for use of sIFR.

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