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Amy Parker runs down her favourite sites of the month. Ex­pect sen­sa­tional de­sign and su­perb devel­op­ment

De­sign­ing an in­ter­face for self­i­den­ti­fied “in­ter­face lovers” is no small task but as a de­signer for Face­book, Ti­mothy Achumba brings el­e­ments from his first love, print de­sign, into his work. “The de­sign for In­ter­face Lovers, based on a sim­ple three-col­umn grid taken from a news­pa­per lay­out, is un­com­pli­cated and clean,” he says, with the fo­cus “solely on the con­tent”. Ti­mothy teamed up with Wil­liam Chan­ner and Iheanyi Ekechukwu to cre­ate a place to in­spire peo­ple, pro­vide prac­ti­cal ad­vice for cul­ti­vat­ing their craft and cel­e­brate each de­signer’s unique ex­pe­ri­ence, ori­gin story, rou­tine and learn­ings. Though it was their first time work­ing to­gether, Ti­mothy says things “just flowed” be­tween the three of them, at­tribut­ing that to each of them “fully un­der­stand­ing our strengths and how we could have the most im­pact”. Built with HTML, CSS and JavaScript, de­vel­oper Iheanyi Ekechukwu took ad­van­tage of Tachyons, a func­tional CSS frame­work that al­lows for gran­u­lar con­trol over the de­sign. The re­sult is a gor­geous, min­i­mal de­sign with­out any bells and whis­tles get­ting in the way.

“The in­ter­views pro­vide re­ally great ad­vice and in­tro­duce me to great peo­ple I haven’t come across be­fore” Michele Byrne, creator of De­sign Things

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