The International Move Database site is the home to all of the information you could ever need for past, present and future films, actors, trailers and pictures. What this doesn’t mean is that the site is a joy to use. Often enough, the site is a confusing mess of links, information, bad UX and altogether poor to use. It doesn’t come as a surprise then that someone has redesigned it, and what a job Filip Slovàĉek has done with his version.
Inspired by the trend of sites looking like web apps, the IMDb design has this feel, and it makes the site all the better for it. Not only does this improve the overall design aesthetic, but also prioritises and condenses the information on display. With each individual section scrollable, the site would be a joy to use, and I could imagine spending hours searching films, information and media using this version. Going even deeper into the design, the amount of detail on display is astounding, and really shows the care and attention that Filip puts into his work. A job well done!
Amazon is one of the most popular sites on the internet for online shopping, covering pretty much everything you need to buy. Until recently, Amazon’s design has been a boring, flat design which worked, but was disappointing to use. Their recent overhaul introduced some nice touches, but overall, the effect is still an often confusing site to browse, surrounded by that devil, advertising.
Yanis Markin has took it upon himself to redesign the site further, bringing in a more structured, clean and modern version of the site, based on the feelings and emotions of the user coupled with some very good maths and a decent grid. What makes this stand out even more is that there does seem to be a lot of care and attention paid to what the end user will feel using the site, and although it cuts a lot from the current design, the end result is a great piece of design work that Amazon should pay attention to.
Using a banking website is a pain at times, especially so for a designer, when it seems that the banks want to offer only the basic service with minimum effort on design and, a lot of time, going against the grain for UX and UI. Callum Chapman uses Natwest for his banking, and took it upon himself to redesign and reorganise the Natwest website, and in sparkly Retina resolution too. From Callum:
It’s a site I visit most days, and although their current design could be worse, there’s a lot of room for improvement. It isn’t full width (it’s aligned to the left with a big white panel on the right) nor is it fun or responsive… and let’s face it, banking needs to be made as fun as possible to make it feel less like a chore! There are no new feature ideas incorporated into this design, it is purely a fun redesign using a similar layout and colours. I felt it should stay pretty professional considering this is a real-life bank!
A large portion of the Redsgned audience are designers themselves, and it comes without explanation that people have different opinions about things should look, feel or sound. When we launched the site, we fully expected designers to critique the design of the site itself, and cheekily offered a prize to the best submission we received. So far, we’ve only received one, which is the one featured in this post.
Submitted on Christmas Day of all days, Cyril took it upon himself to redesigning the Redsgned site, with a focus on the work presented by the designer, rather than meta data, categories or background noise. From Cyril:
You don’t need silly details such as the time or the tags — you want to put the content (the redesigns) in the spotlight; that’s what’s important. You’ll notice I have left out many things, such as the time, tags, category, tools, and share buttons – that’s on purpose. It focuses on the image, the text, and the view of the designer!
With one post already on here, and with a range of efforts viewable across Dribbble, Behance and deviantART, Facebook is a prime target for a redesign. Another design by Claudio Sabatinelli shows a more minimalistic angle, more akin to Path or Tumblr, with less clutter and noise. The overall effect is a really well presented version of the site and app, and something a ot of designers would be more happy about using.