Every month we will try to roundup the best new portfolios released in the previous four weeks. This month we’re looking back at the whole of 2019, and picking out 5 of our favorites from the last 12 months. There’s a mixture here of colorful and restrained, experimental and expected; the one thing they all have in common is an attention to details that creates an exceptional UX. Enjoy!

Revolve Studio

Revolve Studio’s site really stands out not because of the presentation-style user experience, but because it’s built in ASP.NET. It also stands out by not showing any work, which is an unusual approach that has been surprisingly popular over the last year.

Travelshift

It’s never easy to reinvent navigation while maintaining great usability. Travelshift does an exceptional job of combining a simple navigation interaction, with beautiful animated transitions, to create one of the sites of the year.

40075

2019 was a year of diverse musical influences. 40075 is an interactive experience designed to help you discover exciting new music by artists from Songhoy Blues to Gily Yalo.

1017 Gin

1017 Gin’s site is a high-class mix of glossy magazine layout, and coffee-table book. The one-pager is understated, with just a nod to trends with undersized images. The way the page splits when you click ‘buy’, is lovely, because it’s unexpected.

Genesis Block

2019 saw a wide range of business-to-business sites adopt a more design-led approach to their marketing. One such site is Genesis Block, a fintech site that uses line art, dark mode, and gradients.