Friday Favorite – Pencil by FiftyThree
January 10th, 2014 by Mike Locke  |  10 Comments »    

This week’s favorite website goes to Pencil by FiftyThree. I really love everything about this site. Its packed with an overall professional visual appeal, strong clean UI elements, effective engaging images and a beautiful color scheme. As you browse the site, you’ll discover other amazing details and interactions that adds to the overall user experience. Great looking site and product – a must for the inspirational archive.

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    Garrett Sanderson    
    January 10th, 2014 at 1:29 pm

    Beautiful Site! Great use of imagery. I will definitely keep this bookmarked for inspiration! Love it! Thanks Mike!

    Kris Jolls    
    January 11th, 2014 at 12:28 am

    Great site, great company. You just sold a pencil for them. :0
    I Gotta try one out. Love that design interaction of the insides.
    Hey Mike your link to the site is broken.
    Thanks for sharing this!
    Happy New Years!

    Ron Burns    
    January 11th, 2014 at 6:01 am

    Another great site! thanks so much for all that you do Mike!

    Mike Locke    
    January 11th, 2014 at 11:33 am

    @Garrett – Glad you liked it buddy

    @Kris – Thanks Kris, fixed the link. Yes, the pencil looks awesome. I love the fact that the back part acts as the eraser, this definitely looks cool. Let me know how it turns out for you.

    @Ron – You’re welcome Ron, thanks for being apart of my network and sharing your thoughts.

    January 11th, 2014 at 11:11 pm

    What a well done site…really love the tone of the colors and imagery, very nice.

    Norman Ibe    
    January 12th, 2014 at 6:48 pm

    Nice site, love the simplicity,the muted colors and those neat photos.
    Just a quick question what tools/extension do you use to grab the entire page of this handsome website?

    January 18th, 2014 at 4:34 am

    Hello Mike, thanks for sharing such a nice website for inspiration. Could you let us know how do we find free engaging images like these for creating any personal projects for portfolio purpose? Would you be really helpful if you can give some advice on finding nice free images like these. Thanks once again for all your great work, and also by the way Happy New Years! Hope you have a great year ahead.

    January 20th, 2014 at 10:40 am

    Hey Mike,

    With Adobe recently discontinuing support for Fireworks which kind of spells the end of its run, (from what I hear they’re looking at replacing it a program called Reflow)I was wondering if you could do some tutorials on low cost or free software programs like Gimp, Inkscape or Sublime Text 2 and how to create Web mockups with them for those of us on a budget. It would be GREATLY appreciated. Thanks for reading. Keep up the good work!!

    January 21st, 2014 at 12:46 pm

    Cool site. I definitely love the interaction. Very smooth transitions! Inspirational! Thanks for sharing!

    January 21st, 2014 at 4:10 pm

    I’m thinking of taking your UI/UX design course but I have a not so impressive laptop. Do you recommend buying a new one with good graphics capabilities (let’s say an “Apple Mac”) to get the most of your courses? Or will a cheap laptop be enough? I have no problem with buying a new one but it’s always nice to save some $$ by avoiding it :)

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