is a blog about design, technology and culture written by Khoi Vinh, and has been more or less continuously published since December 2000 in New York City. Khoi is currently Vice President of User Experience at Wildcard and co-founder of Kidpost. Previously, Khoi was co-founder and CEO of Mixel (acquired by Etsy, Inc.), Design Director of The New York Times Online, and co-founder of the design studio Behavior, LLC. He is the author of “Ordering Disorder: Grid Principles for Web Design,” and was named one of Fast Company’s “fifty most influential designers in America.” Khoi lives in Crown Heights, Brooklyn with his wife and three children. RSS sponsorship opportunities available through /Syndicate Ads.+
The SXSW Web Awards winners were announced last night, and Gain 2.0, which Behavior designed for the American Institute of Graphic Arts, was a finalist in the ‘Content/E-zine’ category. Unfortunately we were beat out by Polar Interia. Not to sound like a sore loser, but that site is not only barely legible (even to my design-friendly eyeballs) it also crashes Safari repeatedly. Hmpf.Coinciding with the SXSW festival was the Third Annual Bloggies, which for the first time had its own ceremony, also held at SXSW. There are thirty categories in this competition, from ‘Best Asian Weblog’ to ‘Best Merchandise of a Weblog,’ so the organizers apparently strove for comprehensiveness.
Singling out weblogs is tricky business because the medium by nature is meant to appeal to narrow tastes. All the same, there are some intriguing finalists here, and if nothing else the results page makes for a great afternoon of surfing.+