Monday, November 09, 2009
I was pleasantly surprised to see that one of my favourite local design firms, sector7G, headed by Nic Eldridge, has updated the look and content of their website. It features and interesting 'side scrolling' interface that I haven't really seen in use before (but would be familiar to all you Iphone users out there) and also integrates the studio's Twitter posts into the home page and the Outpost section. The Home page collects the Tweets from sector7g's design account and is focused mainly on design and branding where as the Outpost section collects all the studio members individual Tweets and is therefore more irreverent and 'lively'. Nic says he's thinking about opening that section up to other people as well as a 'friends of sector7g' sort of thing. Future plans for the site include integrating posts from their Vimeo and Flickr accounts. It's great to see a local design firm pushing the features and use of their site beyond just a place to view their portfolio (though there's plenty of brilliant design work on design on display there as well) What I've always admired about sector7g's work is their ability to turn something that may seem stodgy and uninspiring into beautiful and effective design solutions (see their work for Assist Finance, Core Energy and Systembuilt as great examples of carrying a design vision across a broad range of applications) Take some time to have a good look through the site for some inspiration.