While these websites are great for material and information I often wonder who was in charge of the design. While many would argue that they are clean and organized, I find myself wishing for more eye popping zing.
Megan Auman does clean without being boring:
And Annie's and Marcel Wander's sites are always fun to look at:
I always find I am more drawn to stay and look at websites with black backgrounds. I would think many would argue this but black is more compelling to me, especially if they have a lot of pictures posted:
Organized and upfront with photographs of work makes me happy.
And as much as I love Bruce Metcalf's work. Gray backgrounds are not pleasant. Period.
There is something to be said for Flash movies as well. While this website isn't drop dead gorgeous it does look inviting with the enlarging images:
My favorite :)
He can pull of gray and make it fierce.