favourites - this issue   N.32 
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Netymology   Lock this link...Send this link...
Though there's Flash to be found at this agency site, it's virtually invisible as it's tucked away unnoticeably in the corner. Everything else is simple old fashioned HTML. Design junkies will inevitably be put off by the corporate feel, which is a shame as the design is crisp and clean and could teach a thing or two.

Maverick Records   Lock this link...Send this link...
Managing the catalogue of a large record label whilst making it all look good requires careful planning at the best of times. Doing it all in Flash is usually asking for trouble, but the WDDG manage to pull it off, proving that with some proper planning, Flash really can handle a huge amount of content with ease.

Jump Tomorrow   Lock this link...Send this link...
Risking accusations of favouritism as we pick yet another Hi-Res site, we assure you that true to form it's a unique offering. Promoting the film of the same name, a virtual world is yours to explore with footage and audio from the film blending around you as you travel the landscape.

XL5 Design   Lock this link...Send this link...
This portfolio from a particularly multi-talented designer displays a broad range of skills, from 3D animation to excellent pixel based design, as demonstrated within his excellent Rustboy and Dodge projects respectively.

Stockholm Records   Lock this link...Send this link...
Your first impressions of Stockholm Records might leave you slightly baffled. Though it appears a little dry, you'll soon realise that there's something unusual going on here. To avoid saying too much and spoiling things, we'll just leave you to explore the site yourself and find out on your own why we thought it deserved special attention.

Becoming Human   Lock this link...Send this link...
A few of years ago this would have been a best-selling CD-ROM title. These days, we get to experience such things online. This information-rich site on the development of humans is delivered in a compelling and easily accessible manner, with a depth to the information and attention to detail that is stunning.

MINI.com   Lock this link...Send this link...
Acting as a jump-station to all the regional sites for the New Mini car, you'll find the .COM has a lot to offer. Besides the specs on the car itself, there is a host of lifestyle content also available. Look and feel throughout the portal and localised sites is consistent, giving a unified clean and stylish feel for the brand.

Search for Molly   Lock this link...Send this link...
A Banja-esque game is the vehicle through which Ericsson promotes their new range. The agency behind it, Houdini, have done a deft job of creating a 'Mission Impossible' style storyline which requires a good mix of adventure, logic and arcade skills to work through.

Nooflat   Lock this link...Send this link...
There are many Flash playgrounds around these days, which means finding one that stands out is a rarity. Recently redesigned, the elegant yet minimalist interface shrinks and expands smoothly to accommodate the content. We're aware some people aren't fans of Flash experimental sites, but this one is definitely worth a visit.

Demo Design   Lock this link...Send this link...
Gritty, raw and irreverent, this portfolio site exudes attitude and style. Wrapped in a distinctly retro yet minimal look, the print, video and interactive pieces are presented without any fuss, allowing the work to speak for itself.