Trends in web design come and go, with some hanging around longer than others. One trend that seems to be withstanding the tests of time is the use of ribbon style graphics or design elements. Web designers have been using ribbons for a few years now to add emphasis to certain aspects of a design, and the trend doesn’t seem to be slowing down. So for this post, we’ve gathered some excellent examples to inspire you in case you’re considering using ribbons in your next design. (more…)
Here at WDL we like to provide our readers with as much inspiration as we can. And from logos to print and web, we like to show you beautifully designed pieces to keep your creative juices flowing. Since logos are always a good source of inspiration, today we gathered some beautiful logos to inspire you. From beautiful typography to nice illustrate elements, colors and textures, here are some nice logos for your delight. (more…)
It could be said that with all the themes available to design a blog it’s getting harder to find new and authentic blog designs. In one way this is good because more people have the opportunity to easily get a nice looking blog up and running. However, this makes it ever so important to do something special with your blog design – to set it apart from the crowd, and let people know it’t not just a theme.
After a long time without showcasing Blog Designs – the last post on this topic was back in Jul, 2010 – we decided to gather a fresh batch of blogs to show you, and I have to admit that finding these was a bit challenging. Nevertheless, here are some excellent examples of how designers are approaching blogs, journals, or what’s sometimes called a news section. From minimal designs to colorful ones, you will find several different approaches to the old web design companion, the blog. (more…)
As you know, here at WDL we like to find freebies and share them with you. It saves you time, and you can focus on doing what’s important, like creating amazing designs. So for today, we’ve rounded up some really nice textures. Whether it’s used in a small area or as a web site background, textures can do a lot for a design. A lot of texture or just a little can go a long way in adding depth depth and setting mood for a design. I hope you find these useful.
In web design, there’s a variety of approaches that can be taken when it comes to a web site’s background. For some designs, it might be appropriate to use a pattern or a large image. While on others, a single solid color makes more sense. So for your Monday inspiration this week, we’re showing you web designs that take a simple approach when it comes to backgrounds. In this collection, you’ll see how a large dose of a single color can have a dramatic effect. (more…)
Designing a website is something that requires creativity, talent and a lot of thinking. To develop a nice website – both beautiful and with a good UI – we have to pay attention to elements like navigation, menus, content, header, icons and so on. And giving them a nice look will make a big difference in the final result. Today we gathered some examples of websites using circular elements in their layout. From circular icons and logos to big circular image thumbnails, there are good examples of how to incorporate circles on your next project, check it out. (more…)
A website should be designed to accommodate it’s content. So when there’s not a lot of content, it might be make sense to place everything on one page. If you’re thinking about taking this route for your next project, we’ve gathered a few examples to inspire you. In this collection, you’ll see a variety of approaches to single page web design – from parallax scrolling to the classic ‘all in one place’, no scrolling needed. There’s a lot of inspiration here, enjoy. (more…)
Here at WDL we believe that logos are a really good inspiration source, specially when they are well designed. For this post, we’ve gathered a collection of great back and white logos. You’ll see that you don’t always need color to create an effect design. From minimalistic logos to typography based ones and also illustrative, You’re sure to be inspired. (more…)
There are a lot of ways to give a website some personality, depth and style, and certainly illustration and hand drawn elements are a good example. From small background elements to complete illustrated websites, from illustrated icons to hand drawn typography, today we will show you some examples of websites using a different approach to spice up their layout. And if you consider that adding illustrated elements can make your page to messy, think twice and check some of the examples we have here. There are a lot of good ways to give your project a nice touch if you use the right amount of illustrative elements, so check out and enjoy. (more…)
Today we decided to show you a different kind of inspiration… we gathered a few beautiful offices images to show. These are not photos from Google, Facebook or other famous offices we all talk about, these are from other companies and smaller places that also care about their employees and offer them a nice, modern and creative space. If you like to browse beautiful offices, make sure to check out Office Snapshots, a website that gathers nice pics and info from nice offices around the world, and also the source for this article. (more…)