Portfolios can be designed in several forms, specially those related to design, photography and other creative professions. The most traditional ones show pro eminent typography to attract attention and explain what is that the client/user is reading/seeing. The most contemporary one can show huge background images with a couple icons to help you navigate, while others can show minimal and clean design with some links to take you where you want. One way or the other, portfolios are your way to present yourself and your work to your audience and clients, and they are always a good source of inspiration. (more…)
Typography is one of the most important aspect of effective web design. Proper font use can improve your website’s readability and user experience. Well selected fonts can help you to make your website more attractive for your visitors. There are a lot of possibilities to implement custom fonts on websites using Cufón, @font-face, Google Fonts API, sIFR and other solutions. In this showcase you’ll find 30 inspiring websites with effective typography and unusual fonts used.
As we can find on Wikipedia, “Form refers to the shape, visual appearance, or configuration of an object.” And here I believe that this is also the perfect explanation… forms in web design are a way to gather information, but they must also take on a “form” or an appealing visual appearance in order to be effective. So we decided to gather some fresh examples of websites that have well designed forms. From registration to contact and login forms, you will see some very inspiring examples. (more…)
HTML5 is certainly here to stay, from a numerous list of articles, events and buzz about this latest revision of the HTML standard. Some websites using HTML5 proudly show the official logo and state the sentence “support the future now”. So to support all this buzz and the technology we decided to gather a new list showcasing websites using HTML5. (more…)
The importance of a website’s navigation shouldn’t be overlooked. After all, without it, one wouldn’t make it much further than the home page. That’s why designers spend extra effort coming up with ways to make the navigation menu not only look great, but also easy to use. For your Monday inspiration, we’ve rounded up 25 examples of beautiful and inspiring navigation menus. (more…)
Have you ever imagined life without color? We are so used to seeing colors that they have become something we take for granted. We can judge the significance of colors with the fact that most are associated with our emotions and different activities in life. White symbolizes peace, red symbolizes both love & anger, yellow is for friendship, green implies jealousy.
All colors have their own place. But what if our life had no colors? How would things look, and most importantly, how would our pictures look? For this post, we’ve collected around 30 examples to show you the importance and significance of colors in our life. Check out how colors add a zing, and gives new life to these images.
I really like the way Wikipedia defines web design: “Web design is a broad term used to encompass the way that content is delivered to an end-user through the World Wide Web…”. And we have to say that web design is really all about the way you deliver content, so taking good care of shaping your website is something that’s very important. Websites are pretty much based on grids and columns, where geometrical forms are the main elements. Here we will show you some examples of how circles, squares, rectangles and triangles are used to better create beautiful and inspiring websites. (more…)
Choosing the right color scheme for a web design is extremely important. It will set the mood of your design probably more so than any other component. Sometimes it’s appropriate to go big with an assortment of bold colors, while other times it’s better to play it safe with a minimal color palette. For today’s inspiration, we’ve gathered 30 web designs that make excellent use of color. Enjoy! (more…)
Single page websites have been a hot trend for a while now, and their popularity doesn’t seem to be losing any momentum. Going this route isn’t right for every project, but there are times when it’s fitting and just makes sense. For instance, when a site doesn’t have a lot of content, and you know the content won’t be growing very much in the future, it might makes sense to go with a single page design.
So what about your upcoming projects? Is taking this approach an option? If so, here are 30 fresh examples of single page websites to inspire you. (more…)
Four months ago, we showcased 30 Examples of Big Backgrounds in Web Design, and we can say that the trend surrounding big images as backgrounds is still hot. As we noticed that a number of new websites were using big backgrounds, we decided to do a fresh round of examples to inspire you. Here you will see websites using big images as the focal point and you’ll also see sites using big images to enhance the content in creative ways. Keep in mind that using only a huge image as a background is a bit risky, since you might be driving attention away from content. So try to have something “in between those lines”. (more…)