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5 Most Unusual Website Layouts
29/08/2010

There are millions of websites on the internet, and there are millions of different website designs. Yet as we look at different websites, it seems like there is a lot in common between them all. Even two websites that have completely different color schemes can have very similar layouts. There are so many blog templates that have a simple center column of text and a sidebar, and maybe an unimaginative header to top that off. In this article, we're going to explore the 5 most unusual website layouts we've found. It's impossible to get anywhere near scouring the whole internet, and even if we did, we couldn't guarantee that you would agree with which 5 sites are the most unusual, but we've done some pretty through searching, and think you'll be interested to see some of the very unusual layouts that we've found. We’re ignoring sites which are unusually bad – we’re looking for unique site, but which are still well-designed.

  1. The Secret Location

    This is a contender for one of the best sites I've ever seen. When you first go to the site, you are confronted by a message asking you to put the site in full-screen mode and telling you that you will have to make some decisions. You then get to watch a compelling action movie in which you get to make several decisions in order to determine the outcome. The one criticism that I have is that It's a little difficult to tell exactly what the site is for, but it is a really well made movie.

  2. Village

    Village's awesome home page is a variety of different modules which you can drag and move around. This gives the user a cool and unique way of interacting with the page.

  3. Birds

    This page nicely uses design elements which seem to be hanging from the top of the page and are all slightly tilted in one direction or the other. This is a nice effect, although it does worry us that it is going to fall over.

  4. 3rdM

    This page uses a collection of large icons on its home page. This type of approach is very rare in web design and gives it an almost iPhone-ish look.

  5. NOFRKS Design Studio



    This website is not made up of different pages, but rather one page which scrolls so you can see different parts of the page. The design is very good and there are even two different themes that the user can see the home section in.

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Guest Post
29/08/2010
Coming up next is a first for MadTV - A guest post. It's also a return to the topic of web design. I hope you enjoy it. :)
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Catalunya MotoGP '09
15/06/2009
And I thought it was going to be a comparatively boring season in MotoGP this year but I'm happy to admit to being very, very wrong. A third of the way through the fixtures and three riders are equal at the top of the table. This season has turned into an epic struggle of the greatest riders in the world.

The greatest of all time proved today why he's called that. The final pass against Jorge has me baffled; I simply cannot understand how he did it. He may be the ageing champion but I believe he is still at the height of his powers.

Lorenzo's ride was just sublime, I really thought he'd done it, that he'd won and if he was racing anyone but Rossi I'd have been right. I said last year that he'd be contesting the championship this year and yes, I know it's hardly a stunning prophecy but I'm gratified by how right I was. He is the King in waiting. It will be a Yamaha mounted champion this year but right now I can't tell you which one it will be.

Did you see Stoner in the winner's enclosure after the race? He was physically exhausted. Which says to me that he is dragging that Ducati much further up the grid than it has any right to be. He's the real deal, as good as Rossi but sadly the fickle Duc will stop him taking the championship this year (unless it suddenly comes good of course).

Roll on my favourite race of the year: Assen!
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What bike next
04/06/2009
Now that the insurance have paid out I need to start considering what bike to replace my SP1 with

I'm considering:
Suzuki TL1000S
Suzuki TL1000R
Triumph Daytona 955i
Another SP1?
Yamaha R1

Watch this space.
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World Supersport
04/06/2009
Okay this is only my first year watching WSS so I don't know the bikes and riders so well yet but with a Coventry lad (Cal Crutchlow) racing in it I had to start watching.

I must admit I love this formula - crazy young guns, tuned & rev happy 600s (oh and Triumph 675s) - what's not to love? Even when the SBK races are brilliant the WSS boys manage to make me gasp.

So what a pleasure it is to see Cal leading the field and the championship. The kid has cahoot indeed! Go Cov kid!
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