Can you name some web apps that you find have a really great UI/UX ? Is there any website that showcases such web apps ?
Some web apps that come to my mind: 37signals.com's apps, Mint.com, FreshBooks.com
Thanks HN !
also you can find a bunch of other good examples on http://cloudomatic.com/, a directory of SaaS applications
Regarding the 37signals apps, I find Highrise the most impressive from a UI standpoint.
I have worked pretty hard on the UI/UX experience for http://simplton.com/screenshots and have been happy with the results.
Also, look no further than Google, their interface work with Google Reader and Docs is excellent.
I know that sounds harsh, but trust me. It's better someone tells you and you can fix it then if everyone stays "nice" and doesn't say anything.
- List of Cappucino apps (these are always beautiful): http://cloudomatic.com/tag/cappuccino/
- One that we added yesterday: http://www.staction.com/ I think the app is simple and the ui is beautiful/something new.
If there's a large enough list of more obscure/unknown apps, I'll try to highlight the top 5 when I'm on this week in cloud computing later. Apps doing some crazy HTML5 /cappuccino stuff are always a plus.
Some examples are:
It may not be much of a looker, but I always appreciated how MailChimp manages to make a boring subject like mailing lists fun: http://mailchimp.com/
It may not be the most beautiful, but http://www.salesforce.com/ works extremely well for its application.
Update: Link http://www.pivotaltracker.com/
Do you know where I can find some screenshots of it for reference?
Their home page is also stunning though: http://divvyshot.com/ (check out the map at the bottom of the about us page for example)
I keep hoping for additional functionality, i.e., can't wait for the next release.
Upload a document and play with the tools. Very easy to use and the control you have is amazing.
The piv UI is horrible. Sometimes it auto-updates, sometimes it doesn't, the whole open/close item metaphor is horrible as it pushes stuff around constantly, the text-areas are way too small, can't edit your own comments, stuff more or less randomly jumps to other tabs when changing status (which may or may not be currently visible)...
Well, that's just what immediately popped into my head, I'm sure there's more if I look again.
Pivotal has easily one of the worst GUIs of any ticket tracker I have used. It's right down there with bugzilla, just in a different, over-ajaxified way.
It's primarily a sprint planning / user story device. The way it can track sprint velocity and aid immensely with figuring the optimal size of future sprints (as long as your stories are fleshed out and points set for them) is fantastic.