I’m just getting started learning design, so I’d love to find a good website that has critiques of “modern” sites. In every book I’ve seen, screenshots are all taken from very basic sites. I’m imagining this is to keep you focused on the basics of the design rather than the Photoshop mastery of the designer.
Are there any sites out there that have reviews of well designed sites from the past year or so? Sites like Carsonified or Hipmunk would be examples of what I think are “well designed”.
Not sure about full in-depth reviews but the following are great resources for well designed material.