Elliot Jay Stocks is a designer, speaker, and author. He is the Creative Director of Adobe Typekit, the founder of typography magazine 8 Faces, one half of Viewport Industries, and an electronic musician.

Best of CSS Design 2007 / Top Blog Designs of 2007 / snap2objects interview

Posted on 12 December 2007 Comments

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Last week was a good week for this site and promotion in general. First it was featured in Web Designer Wall’s ‘Best of CSS Design 2007’ and then in Adii’s ‘Top Blog Designs of 2007’. The latter placed elliotjaystocks.com at #12 but also featured my recent carsonified.com redesign at #4. Hooray!

Both of these features were followed on Friday by an interview with me on snap2objects, amusingly titled “The guy who told us to destroy the web 2.0 look.” In it, Mao asked me about combatting design cliches, building up a portfolio, and of course that presentation. Apparently it’s going to be the first of many interviews.

I was chuffed to see elliotjaystocks.com on a great new site called CommandShift3, which is “like Hot or Not. Except, instead of clicking on hot babes, you click on hot websites.” At the time of writing, it’s won 268 out of 380 battles, and I’m happy to see that the sites it ‘loses’ to are generally pretty good ones from well-respected designers. Despite initial reservations about the site (can you really judge how good a site is from a thumbnail?), I’m now addicted to CommandShift3 and I think you’ll find it rather fun as well; if for no other reason than it’s a more interesting source of inspiration than all of those CSS gallery clones out there.

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