Changing the web

27 Jan 2010

Rarely does a website come along that changes how people use the web and how websites are designed. This week it seems we have been blessed with two.

The first and most significant, in my mind, is TheSixtyOne. The home page is plain, and appropriately asks “ready?” Because what you see after you enter is a magnificent departure from what we’re all used to. At it’s core it’s a great way to discover a diverse collection of new music but now it’s got a whole new skin.

The second is from a well-respected veteran of the web, Simon Collison. Colly, as he’s known, has completed what was a lengthy and arduous exploration of what a personal website can be. The result is inspiring.