I know. Another fantastic title from Rude. I take a bow. You applaud. Ahem. Anyways…
The already pretty sweet Design by Humans have redesigned their website. I think this was really what was supposed to be ready by January 6th but it was worth the wait. I liked the simplicity of the old site and also how the t-shirts and the designs were prominent on the page. After all they are the most important thing on the site. Well, they took that idea and turbocharged it. It is simpler and the design and t-shirt images are even larger and more prominent than before. The home page just blew me away. It is a great way to display the latest design. From a business point of view it is not the best idea. They definitely should display more of what the sell on the first page but from a design point of view it is great. Perhaps they have become so well known that they are not worried that people might not browse the their store.
The shop pages have been dramatically changed t0o and it looks like what would happen if UT and American Apparel mated. It’s pretty cool and it is a great way to see what the t-shirt really looks like but I think they need to hire a few more models.
The shop page is fantastic too. On each page the first image you see will include both the male and female model which is great when you consider that the shirt styles and sometimes even color can be different.
Overall, I have nothing bad to say about the site redesign. A forum has also been added and there are probably a few other key features that you can find out here but be sure to click on the design images for different angles and the magnifying glass is pretty cool too.
Another cool thing is the sorting of designs. You can easily find what designs you voted for and which of them were or were not printed. Only 8 of the 124 designs I have voted for have been printed. Although some of the designs that I voted for I don’t remember and I don’t think I would vote for them now. This next design I voted for received a total of just 5 votes.
This next design has the most votes for designs I voted for but which haven’t been printed. It has 378 votes.