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.

Win a signed copy of Sexy Web Design

Posted on 16 April 2009 116 comments

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UPDATE: The competition is now closed and Sam Rayner is the winner. Congratulations, Sam! Please see my comment for details.

It’s competition time!

Last month saw the release of my debut book Sexy Web Design and from what I hear, the people of the internet are saying some very nice things. If that’s you, or if you’ve bought the book… thanks!

I’ve only got a handful of copies from the publisher but I’ve decided to give one of them away in a competition. I’ll sign the book if you’d like and I’ll also throw in a free download of my EP (and if you’ve already got EP 1 then you can have a free coupon for EP 2 when it comes out).

All you have to do is leave a comment below and I’ll pick one commenter as the winner. Simple, right? But you’ve got to work a little bit for your prize: I’d like you to tell me what you consider to be the sexiest website of all time. It can be something you’ve designed, something one of your friends has designed, or whatever, but it has to look absolutely lovely. I’ll pick the best 10 sites and then randomly select one of the people who suggested them.

Sound ok? Jolly good. Get a-commenting! I’ll be announcing the winner here on Monday.

116 comments

  1. Neil Sweeney

    Neil Sweeney

    16 April 2009 @ 02:42PM #

    I think I kinda need the book… my design seems to be slipping!

  2. Kurt

    Kurt

    16 April 2009 @ 02:44PM #

    Bonus points? http://elliotjaystocks.com

  3. Jez Thompson

    Jez Thompson

    16 April 2009 @ 02:44PM #

    http://www.wilsonminer.com/

    Lovely type on the web, makes it seem like there was never any problems…

  4. Cormac Moylan

    Cormac Moylan

    16 April 2009 @ 02:47PM #

    14tracks.com is a design that recently grabbed my attention. It’s the background textures that are doing it for me!

    Congratulations on the success of the book too, Elliot. Well done.

  5. Brett Nyquist

    Brett Nyquist

    16 April 2009 @ 02:47PM #

    One of the sexiest sites I have seen would have to be Kontain.com – They use extensive Flash but you’d never now with how well it integrates into the site. Very slick looking UI, simple forms, easy on the eyes, and everything is spaced and laid out wonderfully. Great site. I would also have to throw in Virb.com and Purevolume.com – both excellent sites as well.

    Congrats on the book Elliot. I haven’t had a chance to read it yet, but whether or not I win your extra copy it’s definitely on my short list of books to read.

  6. Paul Stanton

    Paul Stanton

    16 April 2009 @ 02:47PM #

    My favourite would have to be Jason Santa Maria’s site, the flexibility he built in allowing him to art-direct each post was a genius idea.

    http://www.jasonsantamaria.com/

  7. Joel Helin

    Joel Helin

    16 April 2009 @ 02:49PM #

    Very good topic, I’ll follow the comments here for sure. As for the competition, I’ll have to say Shaun Inman’s http://shauninman.com/blog.
    It’s minimalistic and it’s been totally bad-ass for a long time. No matter if you’re tech-nerd or design junkie, it kind of speaks to you. And sexieness is all about communication, right? :-)

    Now, hand me the book. The competition is over. Please?

  8. Jon White

    Jon White

    16 April 2009 @ 02:51PM #

    I realize only now that it’s sorta tough to answer this completely on aesthetics alone, since as designer-developers, I think we’re holistically impressed more by sites that also pull off more than the visuals. What I mean is that Wikipedia and Facebook are, really, probably the ones that regularly knock my socks off — such massive amounts of constantly-changing data, in all different sizes and types, shouldn’t look that intentional and good.

    But when I force myself to think only of the aesthetics, it’s gotta be A List Apart, but specifically their individual-article template. I still can’t figure out how essay-length pages of text and code can look that elegant…

  9. Dave Ellis

    Dave Ellis

    16 April 2009 @ 02:52PM #

    I’m always up for a good read!

  10. Matt Carey

    Matt Carey

    16 April 2009 @ 02:52PM #

    The original Praystation site by Joshua Davis (the very dark grey version with the calendar if anyone remembers it). Very much of its time stylistically, but the attention to detail and touch were… sexy!

  11. Stephen Wyatt Bush

    Stephen Wyatt Bush

    16 April 2009 @ 02:52PM #

    Sexiest site of all time? Most recently I’ve noticed that the nclud site is drop dead gorgeous. Even the view source looks good, and the site is 100% valid HTML5.

  12. MrQwest

    MrQwest

    16 April 2009 @ 02:53PM #

    There are loads of nice sites, but not too many really nice sites. Not trying to brown nose or anything, but elliotjaystocks.com is still really nice and I do often look to it for inspiration.

    Alistapart.com is also one of the nicer looking sites imo and the new ALA geared towards the mobile browser is just as sweet.

    And finally, Miles Dowsett’s site, http://milesdowsett.com/ is top shelf stuff!

  13. Simon Douglas

    Simon Douglas

    16 April 2009 @ 02:54PM #

    I would have to agree about Shaun Inman’s site, but I think the sexiest has to be Jason Santa Maria’s http://jasonsantamaria.com/ because of the effort that he puts in to making each post so beautiful.

  14. J

    J

    16 April 2009 @ 02:56PM #

    Sexiest website of all time, eh?! That’s a toughy!

    I’m limited somewhat by the fact that I’m using Internet Explorer 6 right now, but I am going to cheat a little and go with…

    CSS Zen Garden. Is that allowed?! ;o)

    If not, I’d go with Mel Kirk’srandom mel. It brightens up my day, and is probably the sexiest site I visit on a regular basis.

    fingers crossed

  15. Thomas Prior

    Thomas Prior

    16 April 2009 @ 02:57PM #

    Rob Morris’ portfolio/blog site is super-slick and deserves to be in your top ten!

    http://digitalmash.com/

    Great use of photography, typography and superb composition.

  16. Dave Ellis

    Dave Ellis

    16 April 2009 @ 02:57PM #

    And here is the site I think is just gorgeous – the attention to detail is amazing… http://ge.ecomagination.com/smartgrid/#/landing_page

  17. Richard

    Richard

    16 April 2009 @ 02:58PM #

    I have to say my favourite is RedBulletin. Each time I visit I’m treated to some great content, with a sprinkling of nice typography and just cool stuff that makes me feel good inside :)

    http://en.redbulletin.com/

  18. Gunter

    Gunter

    16 April 2009 @ 02:58PM #

    Sexy website? That’ll be MultiMania!
    A site about an event in Belgium. Made with Flash and papervision3D

  19. Dave Bowker

    Dave Bowker

    16 April 2009 @ 02:59PM #

    It’s been mentioned above, but I’d also like to say PureVolume.com. Love the simple black and white colour scheme.

  20. Roy

    Roy

    16 April 2009 @ 03:04PM #

    Its hard to pick a favorite but I just love this one : )
    http://www.foan82.com/

  21. Benjamin D.C.

    Benjamin D.C.

    16 April 2009 @ 03:05PM #

    Ok, it may be quite obvious… but I really think Apple has done a fantastic job building such an awesome website. They’ve established so many visual standards that have influenced almost every webdesigner. The page that showcase Leopard’s new features for example is absolutely stunning.

  22. Todd

    Todd

    16 April 2009 @ 03:10PM #

    Of all time? That is a tough one to call. It has to be, for me, the website for the band, VAST.

    Since they went strictly with HTML/CSS that website has changed (http://realvast.com). I would say the old Flash version though, even though I lean towards HTML/CSS sites.

    If you asked my opinion of what is the sexiest site, now… I’d say Johnathan Snook’s site. The new design certainly is excitingly appealing and glamorous, as the definition of “sexy” is defined.

    For all time, though, it would have to be, the original VAST website.

  23. Tim

    Tim

    16 April 2009 @ 03:14PM #

    I love Jason Santa Maria’s previous site design

    http://v3.jasonsantamaria.com/

    It brings a worn, real world look to the online landscape.

  24. Ian Parr

    Ian Parr

    16 April 2009 @ 03:16PM #

    That’s a pretty hard question, like "what’s your favourite band’ (which I can’t answer either).

    I’ll just pick one I saw recently and liked: http://www.sursly.com/
    I know it’s been ripped off plenty already, so it must be quite sexy.

    I’d love to win the book, but in all honest I’ll probably buy it anyway.

  25. Mads Kjaer

    Mads Kjaer

    16 April 2009 @ 03:20PM #

    I liked the old version of http://snook.ca/ a lot. Right now, I would probably say http://www.jasonsantamaria.com/ or http://astheria.com/ – I love web typography.

  26. Devon Govett

    Devon Govett

    16 April 2009 @ 03:24PM #

    This is a hard question, but I have to say that I like Andy Clarke’s new website design. It’s very typographically oriented, but has some nice effects like text-shadow, and a fading animation in the top navigation.

    Another one that is very nice, is the Web Designer Depot design. It is kind of the opposite from the first website, and is very extravigant in it’s design.

    Thanks for doing this, and for writing a book!
    Devon

  27. Sid

    Sid

    16 April 2009 @ 03:26PM #

    I’m loving The Superest right now – looks fantastic, and a right good laugh too!

    http://thesuperest.com/

    “Taste bitter defeat when facing… BROCCO-LEE!!!”

  28. Paul Randall

    Paul Randall

    16 April 2009 @ 03:27PM #

    I think www.postbox-inc.com is a really sexy website.

    Nice graphics, subtle textures, gradients and opacity effects, really combine to produce something very memorable.

    I have lots of other faves, but will only submit one.

  29. Craig

    Craig

    16 April 2009 @ 03:28PM #

    One of my favourites is http://www.katepymmmakeup.co.uk – designed by a friend of mine.

    Granted, it’s image heavy and has some usability issues, but the graphic design is awesome!

  30. RyanDownie

    RyanDownie

    16 April 2009 @ 03:29PM #

    Well as soon as nobody is pushing their own work, I might as well go for it. A site I recently designed Letter Llama.

    If I had to pick a site that was not done by me, I would pick www.whitehouse.gov as it has a huge part to play in future of design.

  31. Jeff Davis

    Jeff Davis

    16 April 2009 @ 03:29PM #

    Google hands down. It is simple, to the point, and delivers.

    Thanks for your site. I enjoy reading what you say.

    Jeff D.

  32. Craig

    Craig

    16 April 2009 @ 03:30PM #

    I had to post this one too -

    http://www.realmacsoftware.com/littlesnapper/

    A very sexy website.

    If you’re not using this app, I highly recommend it!

  33. Dean Pendkey

    Dean Pendkey

    16 April 2009 @ 03:30PM #

    I really like the FOWD 2009 London, great graphics, good use of typography, I especially like the footer. When you consider this as part of the FOW family there is a real consistency of design without being boring.

  34. achikochi

    achikochi

    16 April 2009 @ 03:31PM #

    I hope this book is very nice, i’m very interrested by sitepoint eBook because is great quality.
    Sexy webdesign maybe a future must hav.

  35. Ben Bodien

    Ben Bodien

    16 April 2009 @ 03:31PM #

    @Kushal – thanks for the mention :)

    I am going to nominate http://www.komodomedia.com for its slick graphics and the slider that lets you play with the foliage. Interactive interfaces for the win.

  36. Fitz

    Fitz

    16 April 2009 @ 03:41PM #

    I am going to nominate Red Nose Day (http://www.rednoseday.com/).

    The attention to detail is very good. The use of animate gifs on rollovers is clever and a nice touch i.e. the “home” signpost when you hover on the logo. It is a fun site.

  37. Razvan

    Razvan

    16 April 2009 @ 03:51PM #

    i think ww.bionyk.com is the most sexy site ever

  38. Ryan

    Ryan

    16 April 2009 @ 04:09PM #

    Sexy is in the eye of the beholder, sometimes butt ugly can be sexy.

    I think I need to be educated in the art of sexy web design though (can I have the book?)

  39. Zac

    Zac

    16 April 2009 @ 04:32PM #

    Mail Chimp makes monkeys look sexy. Now that’s impressive!

  40. Tom Walters

    Tom Walters

    16 April 2009 @ 04:35PM #

    Web Designer Wall I think is one of the best websites out there, I love the hand drawn feel of it, and the perfect structure just makes it sexy!

  41. Bojan Janjanin

    Bojan Janjanin

    16 April 2009 @ 04:36PM #

    The Sexiest site out there? Hmmm… I’ll go for http://www.candybouquet.com/

  42. Brendan

    Brendan

    16 April 2009 @ 04:59PM #

    I think http://www.good.is/ is a great site. Great typography and information design!

  43. Robbie Paul

    Robbie Paul

    16 April 2009 @ 05:00PM #

    One website really gets my juices flowing is:

    http://www.delugestudios.com/

    Perfection.

  44. Paul Seys

    Paul Seys

    16 April 2009 @ 05:03PM #

    If we’re talking “of all time” I’m going to have to go old school on your behinds and suggest a little Requiem for a Dream action. I loved that site when it was first launched.

  45. Adam Taylor

    Adam Taylor

    16 April 2009 @ 05:05PM #

    I think for me it has to be a more commercial site. There are many very beautiful sites out their that are designed for designers; made easier by the fact a large percentage of the users are using webkit or mozilla.

    I have recently fallen in love with the simplicity of Habitat UK [www.habitat.co.uk]. Really great use of type and white-space.

  46. Shaun Butler

    Shaun Butler

    16 April 2009 @ 05:12PM #

    Hey Dude,

    I am a big fan of Rob Morris’s http://digitalmash.com/
    Its so clean, intuitive and unique.
    I love how it’s cross browser compatible 100%. It even look just as good in old IE6.

    Poor lad gets his site ripped and plagiarised a lot by pretenders, which is a shame. But on the other hand it ironically shows how stunning it is.

    - Shaun.

  47. Josh

    Josh

    16 April 2009 @ 05:17PM #

    I always keep going back to Khoi Vin’s subtraction.com. Black and White is beautiful.

  48. Elizabeth Naramore

    Elizabeth Naramore

    16 April 2009 @ 05:17PM #

    I personally really like the work of Alison Lunde. Her site: http://snipe.net. (Even her Twitter site kicks ass: http://twitter.com/snipeyhead.)

  49. Vikram

    Vikram

    16 April 2009 @ 05:27PM #

    Ep1 was very good…Hey ur articles are superb!!

  50. Adam Lundberg

    Adam Lundberg

    16 April 2009 @ 05:32PM #

    http://www.konst-teknik.se/

    This is two very talented guys portfolio, and I’m genuinly jealous.. The nice scroll-script, the fonts, the work they’ve done; everything is perfect!

    / Adam, Malmö in Sweden.

  51. Juul Coolen

    Juul Coolen

    16 April 2009 @ 05:38PM #

    I’m a big fan of the DrupalConsite. In particular I love how they integrated ads as billboards in the background. Colours, typography and textures are equally appealing.

  52. cristina

    cristina

    16 April 2009 @ 05:40PM #

    I just love when people r offering something in exchange of something else. i’m extremly curious about your book…
    this is my choise… http://lab.mathieu-badimon.com/
    i love it…

  53. ahmed

    ahmed

    16 April 2009 @ 05:48PM #

    It’s very hard to pick just one site and label it the sexiest website ever! There’s a lot of them out there, and all deserve to be showcased..

    Anyway, I’ll pick Dave Shea’s mezzoblue (http://www.mezzoblue.com/), that I’ve always liked, because of its simple and strong layout, its effective use of whitespace & its typography.

  54. Matt

    Matt

    16 April 2009 @ 05:49PM #

    #comment { hope=“I: Win;”}

  55. Mario

    Mario

    16 April 2009 @ 05:54PM #

    Book is mine! :)

  56. Alex Rogahn

    Alex Rogahn

    16 April 2009 @ 05:58PM #

    I’ve read the sample about 50 times already, I really want that book. Just haven’t got round to ordering it yet… Hope I win :D

    I’ll give you a cookie! :3

  57. Jonathan Snook

    Jonathan Snook

    16 April 2009 @ 06:21PM #

    I have to recommend a few sites so feel free to disqualify me. As others have mentioned, Digital Mash is absolutely superb. Veerle’s and Geert’s Duoh is full of nice touches. And I’ve recently exclaimed on Twitter about the Square Eye site.

    They make me want to redesign my site. Again. :)

  58. Adrian Quevedo

    Adrian Quevedo

    16 April 2009 @ 06:37PM #

    I recommend: Soh Tanaka and Saturized studio, is difficult choose only one, there are great designs and designers out there!… anyway thanks Elliot! I really want your book!

  59. Matthew McManus

    Matthew McManus

    16 April 2009 @ 06:38PM #

    I’m going to have to jump on what seems to be a forming bandwagon and throw my vote in for Matthew Smith’s Squared Eye site

  60. Glen Pawson

    Glen Pawson

    16 April 2009 @ 07:04PM #

    Gotta chuck ourselves in here!

  61. Giovanny

    Giovanny

    16 April 2009 @ 07:06PM #

    I’m a fan of http://www.Gucci.com

  62. Gwóźdź Web designer

    Gwóźdź Web designer

    16 April 2009 @ 07:39PM #

    Elliot, Thanks to you I am becoming web designer. Thanks! I red demo version of your book from site point. Cool. I understand now different meaning of ‘sexy’

    Amazing web site in my opinion:
    http://www.artists.com.pl/

  63. Akhil

    Akhil

    16 April 2009 @ 08:01PM #

    I think I’ll go with Apple :)

  64. Tim Kadlec

    Tim Kadlec

    16 April 2009 @ 08:36PM #

    I’d have to go with Jesús Rodríguez Velasco’s site by Miguel Ripoll. Absolutely beautiful use ornamental elements, distressed design, and typography. Two years after it came out, it’s still my favorite design on the web.

  65. Dominik Porada

    Dominik Porada

    16 April 2009 @ 08:40PM #

    http://www.svnpack.com

    I love this site and the attention to details.

  66. Chris Auel

    Chris Auel

    16 April 2009 @ 08:49PM #

    Sexiest website of all time is http://avalonstar.com/

  67. Michael

    Michael

    16 April 2009 @ 09:29PM #

    I would suggest http://www.storyofstuff.com/

    IMHO, it is a fantastic example of the best the internet can offer: innovative, captivating, socially responsible and urgent. And yet – truthful to our times – though the message is dire, it still manages a humorous edge.

  68. Lance

    Lance

    16 April 2009 @ 10:17PM #

    waaa! elliot i want it X)

  69. Ryan Merrill

    Ryan Merrill

    16 April 2009 @ 10:49PM #

    I think Jason Santa Maria’s site is the best, by far. He has the ability to mix it up as often as he likes and he always keeps it fresh.

    Jason Santa Maria

  70. Steve Rydz

    Steve Rydz

    16 April 2009 @ 11:15PM #

    The site that I think is most deserving right now is http://propagandhi.com/

  71. Brian

    Brian

    17 April 2009 @ 12:25AM #

    I really do enjoy Web Designer Wall.

    I like the rollover effects on the tabs, the contact link (plus nice use of an envelope illustration), and the categories. And of course the gorgeous illustrations.

    As an added bonus, the print style sheet has been given appropriate attention.

  72. Matt Wondra

    Matt Wondra

    17 April 2009 @ 12:46AM #

    Khoi Vinh’s Subtraction is SO lovely. Almost entirely black-and-white and using almost no graphical elements, Vinh still manages to create brilliant emphasis and heirarchy. It’s a study in typesetting for the web.

  73. Megges

    Megges

    17 April 2009 @ 01:35AM #

    Oh, perfect. I really do need a new “page-turner”!

  74. Mitch

    Mitch

    17 April 2009 @ 01:52AM #

    This is going to take you forever going through these sites, fair play! Here’s my entry…

    http://www.benhulse.com

  75. Max.W

    Max.W

    17 April 2009 @ 01:59AM #

    Hey there Elliot,
    I’ve been a huge fan of your work and methodology over the years, you were the first person to really expose web 2.0 to me and what it really stands for, so I so a huge thank you to you and its changed my understanding and direction of web development and design.

    I’ve seen a snippet of your book when you released a sample copy and I found it very useful and informative, you cover a great deal and use real world examples as you discuss your thoughts.

    Fingers crossed here!

    Thanks.

  76. Andru

    Andru

    17 April 2009 @ 08:39AM #

    Gosh!, i want it!.
    Really nice work.
    Good luck to everyone!.

  77. ardhian.satrya

    ardhian.satrya

    17 April 2009 @ 09:38AM #

    http://justcreativedesign.com/

    I love the clean lay-out.

  78. Sean

    Sean

    17 April 2009 @ 10:14AM #

    I think the sexiest website is that of Robert Lindstrom. His portfolio site showing work from 1995 – 2003 is simply awesome. The concept of the nuns was totally different from what I had ever seen from a designer’s portfolio site and I think it still just as inspirational today. The original website can still be seen in its entirety. You just have to make sure you go to the link that says: Enter Original Site. Work from 1995-2003, #1-72.

    http://designchapel.com/

    This is my entry and I’m sticking with it :)
    Thanks!

  79. Anton

    Anton

    17 April 2009 @ 11:40AM #

    I know it’s not on par with the world’s most famous, but I still really like a design that a friendly company did for free for our Christian Student Society: http://aomegaonline.org

    And I do think it is sexy, in the best sense of the word :)

  80. Mihai

    Mihai

    17 April 2009 @ 12:27PM #

    Best design i’ve seen lately : http://look-o.com/ . I think that’s amazing.

  81. jojo toth

    jojo toth

    17 April 2009 @ 02:11PM #

    I love the upcoming Drupal.org website http://staging.dosprint.org demo/demo It is a huge improvement from the current drupal.org

  82. Ștefan

    Ștefan

    17 April 2009 @ 05:39PM #

    Heya!

    I’d have to say ArtLebedev’s works are the most visually sexy things I’ve seen. Like the Zhytlobud website or the Granatny, despite the “working yet weird” coding. But it’s just too damn sexy. :)

    Otherwise, two of the most sexy sexy candidates would be the Black Estate Vineyard and last.fm which is especially sexy, considering how massive it is.

  83. Tom Walters

    Tom Walters

    17 April 2009 @ 06:41PM #

    I’ve already commented, but then I remembered 2 Advanced – now that is sexy web design if ever I saw it, truly inspirational work in Flash, and by far the best Flash site out there.

  84. Brendan Falkowski

    Brendan Falkowski

    17 April 2009 @ 09:41PM #

    Nomination: Minotaur Shock

    Why: Music promotion sites tend to be alike. Enter quirky song-ratings, scatter-plot pricing, and man-nimal illustrations. Chill music too.

  85. Wouter Synhaeve

    Wouter Synhaeve

    17 April 2009 @ 10:22PM #

    I find www.good.is the most beautiful site of all time. Everything about this design is so well thought out. The shadows are so subtle that it didn’t even bother me, the grid of this site is just perfect and the typography is lovely. And propably the most important aspect: this site isn’t based on design trends, wich makes it really timeless.

  86. uidesigner

    uidesigner

    18 April 2009 @ 12:22AM #

    Personally I like this site I came across a few weeks back. The combination of the air and water elements fun and showed the designers unique style.

    http://www.pojeta.cz/

  87. Chris

    Chris

    18 April 2009 @ 03:07AM #

    In order to avoid duplicating several great sites mentioned (Squared Eye, Snook.ca, Komodo Media, etc), I will go with Chris Spooner’s new project, Line 25.

  88. Max Stanworth

    Max Stanworth

    18 April 2009 @ 04:34AM #

    Sounds like a good read :)

    This site always catches my attention, nicly laid out and great use of imagery: www.biola.edu

  89. George Gabrelian

    George Gabrelian

    18 April 2009 @ 11:51AM #

    http://www.saizenmedia.com/nightwish/ has a beautiful cinematic quality to it!

  90. Steve Dodier

    Steve Dodier

    18 April 2009 @ 01:29PM #

    I must say i fell in love with http://www.2advanced.com . I usually get mad when i fall on flash websites (kinda loving hand coded xHTML & CSS websites), but this one truely stunned me.

    It’s not only a design, they managed, with the use of sounds and with the smooth loading, to really give you the impression that you enter into a place, into a particular atmosphere. And honnestly, their backgrounds rock ! :)

  91. Gavin Tronset

    Gavin Tronset

    18 April 2009 @ 02:44PM #

    My favorite web design that I would consider “sexy” would have to be http://www.madebysofa.com. The usage of white space is absolutely brilliant. That and the usage of simplicity makes me very happy :).

  92. Orhan

    Orhan

    18 April 2009 @ 07:51PM #

    I think http://www.ted.com is very sexy because of the inspiring talks and the wonderful video navigating. It’s a beautiful website.

  93. Toby Powell

    Toby Powell

    18 April 2009 @ 10:41PM #

    I think this one wins hands down out of all the other entries,

    http//:www.playboy.com, it is the sexiest web site of all time! what other website has sexy twister on there home page! playmates playing twister! good times! They do say content is king so on that basis… this is the one

  94. Eric E. Anderson

    Eric E. Anderson

    19 April 2009 @ 02:49AM #

    Would love a copy of your fine book. Of course, your site is most certainly on my sexy list, but I doubt you’re fishing for compliments here, so…

    Two of my all time favorites (previously mentioned here): Jason Santa Maria and Made by Sofa. Lately, I have been blown away by SquareSpace and Vimeo as well.

  95. Jylan Wynne

    Jylan Wynne

    19 April 2009 @ 06:34AM #

    Sexiest website of all time… That is such a hard question. I think I’ll go with http://dragoninteractive.com/ though, it has a really interesting 3D design that isn’t used much on the web.

    Oh and there are so many fabulous websites in the comments here, thanks everyone for sharing!

  96. Carolyn Wood

    Carolyn Wood

    19 April 2009 @ 09:33AM #

    You’re almost cruel to make us pick one, but I’ll do anything for a free good book. I could spend hours searching for exactly the right one, but the site that immediately popped into my head as “sexy” was jason santa maria’s, especially the “red” ones. That one with the Polaroid—delicious! I love so many others, though…Veerle’s blog, no, wait, I must control myself and stick with the first one that popped into my head. Jason Santa Maria.

  97. Phil Havens

    Phil Havens

    19 April 2009 @ 12:02PM #

    By far the sexiest site I’ve visited is the website for the Mac app called Font Case. http://www.bohemiancoding.com/fontcase/index.html

  98. internet

    internet

    19 April 2009 @ 04:48PM #

    Thanks for your site. I enjoy reading what you say.

  99. John

    John

    20 April 2009 @ 02:26AM #

    I love Jason Santa Maria’s website. Just brilliant!

    http://www.jasonsantamaria.com/

  100. Louver

    Louver

    20 April 2009 @ 07:53AM #

    I say Google.com! Just look at the simplicity and the typography of the “Google”… I say that’s hot, it doesn’t need to be extravagant and all but it sure does leave an impression on your mind… Sexy and haunting.

  101. Christoph

    Christoph

    20 April 2009 @ 02:24PM #

    Really like the new site of Tim van Damme: madebyelephant.com. Fresh, inspiring, different.

  102. Elliot Jay Stocks

    Elliot Jay Stocks

    20 April 2009 @ 02:32PM #

    Wow. There are a lot of comments up there!

    Thanks for your input, chaps and chapesses. Most of the sites suggested are ones I’d wholeheartedly agree with, so here are my 10 favourites from those you mentioned, in alphabetical order:

    Digitalmash
    Duoh
    Good
    Jason Santa Maria
    Jesús Rodríguez Velasco
    Made By Elephant
    Ole Martin Kristiansen
    Shaun Inman
    Squared Eye
    Tyler Finck

    Picking just one out of that astounding selection is just too hard, so I’m going to pick one at random.

    squints and waves finger towards screen

    Squared Eye! Now, who suggested that? Three people…

    logs into WordPress, filters comments by ‘Squared Eye’, squints, and waves finger towards screen

    Sam Rayner, you’re the winner! I’ll email you to get your postal address.

    Cheers everyone!

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