During the lifespan of a city, certain events take place that cause buildings and areas to become abandoned. With nobody around to provide upkeep or maintenance on the structures of these areas, things begin to fall into disrepair. This is known as urban decay. At first glance, these decrepit environments may seem hopeless. However, through the lens of a camera, a talented photographer can reveal beauty in the most unlikely of places. (more…)
A couple of months ago we posted an article showcasing great website navigations. Consider this the sequel.
The navigation of a website is meant to be clicked. It doesn’t need to blend in or be hard to find. It’s important that it stands out from the rest of the elements on the page, but yet still matches the overall style of the design. Here is a showcase of websites that achieve this in a very stylish way. These navs look amazing, have serious click appeal, and are guaranteed to inspire you. (more…)
Stains is a grimy set of vector coffee stains, brush strokes, and ink splatters. These vector shapes are incredibly detailed, scanned at a very high resolution and vectorized. Warning, slow machines might have trouble with this because the splatters in this pack include all the tiny specs that spray out. It’s insane, there is a huge level of detail here. Also, there are some vector brush strokes applied to rough paper for a really dirty and gritty feel. (more…)
A web design is made of many different elements, each having varying levels of importance and some demanding prominence over others. Some elements share a relationship, while others are not related at all. The tricky part is being able to communicate this visually and effectively. This is where the principle of contrast comes into play. (more…)
We are accustomed to seeing icons as bright and glossy bundles of pixel perfection, but this typical style of icon doesn’t always work for all styles of web design. For instance, grungey designs need icons to be a little dirty. While icons on a hand drawn style site should have line marks or brush strokes. In this article, we’ve rounded up 20 icon sets that break the mould of the typical icon. Here you will see icons that make use of painted brush strokes, sketchy line work, and grungy textures. (more…)
As the economy develops, our world has been thick with commercials and advertisements. However, not all the advertisements have worked as well as what the advertisers thought. After all, no one wants to read a boring paragraph or a long list about the promoted product. It’s the creativity in the ads that can capture the attention of an audience. (more…)
Today we’re releasing another beautiful premium WordPress theme from ThemeShift to our premium members. deCondo is a light and elegant real estate theme. A lot of handy features like a search panel, multi-agent support and a professional property exposée let you easily setup your real estate website. Be sure to check out the other great themes by ThemeShift. (more…)
Headings play a major role in the way users digest content. Through size and style, they help establish a hierarchy and make text easy to scan. Headings also help establish the mood created by a design. So it’s important to choose the right font to compliment the website’s style.
The beauty of nature can be very inspiring. So in this article we are showcasing examples of black and white nature photography. Without color, photographers must put more emphasis on lighting, composition, and context. Combined with this and the fact that there are no man-made objects, these photographs are an excellent source of inspiration and can help us see the beauty of God’s creation that we sometimes take for granted. (more…)