Sometimes we get so caught up on our high brow conversations on UX, social web design, typography, etc. that we forget that simple websites can be simply awesome.
The most useful sites I revisit time and time again provide me something of value, entertainment, connections or information that I'm craving. And while we increasingly expect beautiful, Apple-y web design I'd like to take a moment to honor two of the most kick ass utilitarian sites out there.
Is Twitter Down?
Ah, the question we ask ourselves every day. Ask no more, simply go to this site for your quick hit answer. Thank you Ryan King, whoever you are.
Is Abe Vigoda Dead?
I hope not! Rivaling IsTwitterDown.com's simplicity, this site simply aims to let us know that Abe Vigoda is still alive.