Web design inspiration
November 29, 2008 5:42 AM   Subscribe

Pattern Tap: an organized collection of web design ideas.

You can also make your own 'user sets', suscribe to other's sets, and other 2.0ey things.
posted by signal (8 comments total) 61 users marked this as a favorite
Yay! I love stealing ideas the power of research!

Great resource, thanks.

Here are some more:
posted by device55 at 6:10 AM on November 29, 2008 [2 favorites]

Great stuff. I wonder if these designs will look dated in 5 years.
posted by rageagainsttherobots at 6:59 AM on November 29, 2008

On a different design note: User Experience Trading Cards</a.
posted by furtive at 8:17 AM on November 29, 2008 [1 favorite]

Patterns are fun to read about but rarely particularly useful. Beginners can't really apply them as the context and details are missing while veterans find them too obvious.
posted by Foci for Analysis at 9:48 AM on November 29, 2008

Actually, this is less useful than your average pattern collection because it doesn't even discuss the what? why? how? of elements of web design. But it sure is fun to browse thorugh, I'll admit that.
posted by Foci for Analysis at 9:55 AM on November 29, 2008

It's too bad there are no intermediately skilled web designers out there then.

I think things like this are great resources for folks who are still learning, and I also like the spirit of sharing knowledge and ideas.

As a veteran, I certainly know what a breadcrumb trail is, but I do like browsing through concepts and ideas - it can be refreshing - like going an art museum.
posted by device55 at 10:58 AM on November 29, 2008

I like it alright; but it would be more "2.0ey" and a bit more useful, IMO, if you could directly add patterns. You can email them something, and if they like it, they'll add it; but that's not really very useful.
posted by vertigo25 at 11:21 AM on November 29, 2008

Hmm, I don't know, I like sites like these just for the pure collection aspect and being able to browse through varied patterns in one stop, regardless of "educational value".
posted by Phire at 4:42 PM on November 29, 2008

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