There’s nothing like the impending new year to prompt self-reflection. What did you do over the last 12 months that mattered? What will you absolutely not (you swear) do again next year? The design world isn’t immune to this annual rite of navel gazing. Like Santa, we’ve kept a watchful eye, taking stock of the good, the bad, the really, truly ugly design over the last 365 days. We’ll spare you the bad stuff (you’re welcome!) and leave you with some of our favorite projects, concepts and ideas from 2014.
In its quest to cater to as many users as possible, Squarespace introduced a killer new UX feature this year: an editing interface that essentially deletes the back end normally found in content management systems. Publishers and small business owners alike are surely grateful to be done with the trial-and-error process it used to take to build a simple website.