Found Via @elliotjaystocks
Simon Collison’s new personal website is a doozy. It’s a great example of something that I hope to see is part of a growing trend, sites with an obscene amount of attention put into small details. On first glance this design isn’t revolutionary (no offense Simon), it’s a multi-column layout with some illustrations and good typography, but oh my god, as you spend some time looking at it, the detail work just envelops you. It’s subtlety like this that makes me fall in love with web design all over again.
For further reading there’s a fairly exhaustive post here entitled “Redesigning the undesigned” that takes you through the design bit by bit.