Seeking examples of scientists' websites
February 16, 2010 7:40 PM Subscribe
I would like to see examples of simple, well-designed
websites run by individual scientists.
posted by embrangled to computers & internet (11 answers total) 18 users marked this as a favorite
I'm seeking web design inspiration within a particular web genre.
Remember those semi-personal, semi-professional scientitific pages which were once prolific on university servers? They're usually maintained by one person and filled with photos and descriptions of their experiments, equipment, idle tinkering and occasionally their personal hobbies. The scientist might be available for hire as a consultant, but the website's primary purpose is as a reference resource ("You'll find the specs for that on my website...") and as a general record of one person's adventures in science.
Many of these sites have interesting content but are a visual and structural mess. I'd like to see some counter-examples, where simple, clean design supports the content and makes the site a joy to use. I'm not really looking for regularly updated blogs or sites which host science journalism.