100 Websites You Should Know and Use (updated!)


In the spring of 2007, Julius Wiedemann, editor in charge at Taschen GmbH, gave a legendary TED University talk: an ultra-fast-moving ride through the “100 websites you should know and use.” Six years later, it remains one of the most viewed TED blog posts ever. Time for an update? We think so. Below, the 2013 edition of the 100 websites to put on your radar and in your browser.

To see the original list, click here. While most of these sites are still going strong and remain wonderful resources, we’ve crossed out any that are no longer functioning. And because there are so many amazing resources out there, please add your own ideas in the comments. Happy surfing!

BUSINESS + E-COMMERCE

AUDIO + VISUAL

LITERATURE, MEDIA + CULTURE

POLITICS, NEWS + GLOBAL ISSUES

EDUCATION

SCIENCE + TECHNOLOGY

And now, the original list from 2007, created by Julius Wiedemann, editor in charge at Taschen GmbH. While most of these remaining thriving websites, we’ve crossed out defunct websites and added notes when possible:

CURIOSITY & KNOWLEDGE

GRAPHICS, MUSIC & ARTS

E-COMMERCE EXPERIENCE

SEARCHING & FINDING

ONLINE RESOURCES

TOP INTERACTIVE EXPERIENCE CREATORS

#jaggi #letternote #letternotestore #pixpa #onlineportfoliowebsites

 

About Pixpa

Pixpa is an online service that enables photographers, artists and designers to showcase, sell and share their work with style and simplicity. Pixpa helps creative professionals create their personalized and professional web presence easily and cost-effectively.

Why Pixpa ? Here are the top 5 reasons:
Full creative control – Choose from tons of preset designs or create custom design styles. Switch designs and styles anytime.
Flexibility – Create photo and video galleries, slideshows or info pages, sell works, enable client proofing. Do more!
Awesome social media integration – Publish galleries directly on Facebook + Share and promote works on social media sites
Embed and include – Embed widgets, web pages or external assets within your website.
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Useful links:
Sign up for a free trial at http://www.pixpa.com/signup.
Pixpa in a nutshell: http://www.pixpa.com/faqs

Specialties

Beautiful crafted preset and customizable designs, Unlimited photo and video galleries, Search engine friendly, E-Commerce and Social Media Integration, Hosted and managed – Easy to use, Private galleries for Client access

 

LetterNote is a product design brand based in India that designs and creates an eclectic range of simple, minimalist yet functional products that are visually expressive. LetterNotes’s product range includes fine stationery, graphic art prints, bags, home and office decor and lifestyle accessories.

Founded by Delhi-based designer duo, Anisha and Gurpreet Singh in December 2011, LetterNote is an expression of their experience in the world of art and design.

Their fascination with visual culture, art history, photography and design trends inspired them to create LetterNote- a platform that amalgamates all these strands. Anisha and Gurpreet are also part of the multi-disciplinary design firm – Ideaz Inc (www.ideazinc.com), which was founded by Gurpreet in 2003.

Uninhibited by any one design style, LetterNote merges a quintessentially Indian aesthetic with an international, modern, contemporary vibe. With its motto of “Good Design is Good Fun”, LetterNote’s appeal cuts across all age-groups and segments.
LetterNote’s future endeavours include expanding its product range, opening more exclusive retail stores and venturing outside India as well.

Specialties

product design, lifestyle, home and office decor, fine stationery

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