Not Pixel Perfect Yet

Not Pixel Perfect Yet is a group of talented Czech graphic designers, usability experts and information architects with a common goal – to help improve the quality of your web. The cool thing about it is, they will do it for free. Where’s the catch, you ask? The critique of your web and design recommendations will be published on the NPPY Facebook page, so others can learn from it and engage in the conversation. That’s all.

Who is NPPY?

The mastermind behind the project is Nikol Kokešová, but she has an army of people to help out:

Check out samples of their portfolios in the Photo section. To spy on their daily updates, follow them on the NPPY Twitter list.

How to apply?

It’s easy. Just send an email to feedback@divdesign.cz with an URL or a screenshot of your project and add what areas (graphics, UI, IA) should they review. Only one project gets picked every week so apply now. Don’t mind that Not Pixel Perfect Yet Facebook page is written in Czech. They are open to foreign projects and are capable of communicating in English.

Not Pixel Perfect Yet is a great way to get valuable insights on your web from professionals. Don’t hesitate to utilize it.

Two nicely designed navigation menus

I stumbled on two nice navigation menus:

First is on the <a href="http://no-www.org“>No WWW site. I like how the designer took the common visitor into account. A menu like this one would not work on a “regular” page with non-technical audience. However, as most of the site’s visitors definitely know HTML, the designer could and did use it in the menu. Very clever. The result is a attractive menu appealing to any web developer.

The second one is the top menu on Horsepigcow.com. It uses the jQuery Lavalamp plugin. If you look at the plugin’s demo page, you can tell the demos are designed by a programmer – they are aweful, but they show what the plugin can do. Luckily, the designer of Horsepigcow has a good taste and used the plugin to it’s full potential. The result is fun and aesthetic navigation menu. The only fault I can point out is that there’s no visual feedback for the current page.