Emeril’s Restaurants

Aside from the oddity of having different sites/URLs in the main nav, the restaurant “site” is really nice. It has a clean design with gorgeous imagery (cuz let’s face it, Emeril’s food is a dream) and a great layout of information. It’s as if each location has its own microsite but they keep the same visual design across all. The site is also responsive with some nice considerations in terms of removing images at smaller screen sizes. There’s a lot of visual weight given to “Emerils.com Menu” on the smaller (say, iPhone width) size. When you’re in a specific location’s microsite, the Emerils.com Menu seems to overpower the more relevant navigation for that restaurant. Really great stuff here though. Now I’m hungry. :)



Maria dedicates her days to designing for successful user experiences on the Internet. She currently helps manage digital style & standards at a Fortune 100 company and can also be found co-organizing a local UX Meetup Group in Charlotte, NC. Occasionally she dribbbles and throws.