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Search results for: 6/10/02
For The Masses 6/16/02 Description: design to survive - promoting the finest in New Zealand online culture to a global audience Comments: Something I really like about the web is the chance to learn more about places around the world, sometimes through the eyes of photographers, and other times, through alternative portals which focus on sites in specific geographical areas. Whether those portals are design-related or not, I appreciate the service they provide to web surfers interested in learning more about places they might never actually visit in their lifetimes. Some recent picks that demonstrate geographical focus include NYC Bloggers (6/10/02), cool.online (3/27/02), and Design Radar (2/25/02). Like these sites, today's pick is a window to a specific locale. 14 designers and developers, all Kiwis (they're from New Zealand, that is), have banded to together to promote the "online culture" of New Zealand. The site design is as good as it gets, IMHO, and the graphics are superb. I love the art in the "Panels" section and the screenshots in the "Links" section. "Profiles" (with similar tasty graphics) has some interesting interviews of Kiwi designers. Great site!
nyc bloggers 6/10/02 Description: there are a million blogs in the city; here's where to find them Comments: "New York City probably has more bloggers per square mile than anywhere else in the world." Makes sense to me 'cause I'm guessin' New York City probably has more people per square mile than anywhere else in the world. I might be wrong about that, but we can safely conclude that New York City is one big mass of humanity. So – a directory of bloggers in the Big Apple would be cool in itself, but Mike and Liz came up with something much more unique than a directory – "...shouldn't there be a better way to find other New York City blogs?" The site actually maps almost 800 NYC blogs (and growing!), using the subway system as the grid – There's 2 blogs on Broadway, 12 off the Kew Gardens exit, 15 on 7th Avenue, and so on. Since I encountered this site a few weeks back, I've been thinking how cool a concept it really is. Just imagine the possibilities! There's a rather elaborate backend in place, thanks to the work of Matt Johnson – and the frontend is impressive, too – nice design and excellent navigability. Check out the "9/11 Posts" section while you're there. It's nice to add such a neat alternative portal to the collection...