Responsive web design means that the website will respond according to the medium that is being used to view it. These days websites are not only viewed on standard computer screens, but after the evolution of smartphones and tablets there’s a necessity to make websites that look good on multiple devices. In this roundup we have showcased some amazing and outstanding responsive web designs that use media queries to provide an optimal presentation on various screen sizes. (more…)
There are a few standards we can find in almost every Mac related website: eye candy style, minimalism and attention to detail. We can say that the websites follow a mac mania, a mac culture. And we will find that in ninety percent of Mac related websites, from iPhone and iPad apps to desktop apps. All websites are clean, minimal, have beautiful images, background, typography, etc. Probably designers get inspiration from Jonathan Ive and all the wonderful products from Apple, and this is really working, cause Mac related websites are pretty beautiful. (more…)
Print ads must be eye-catching and attractive to draw the viewer’s attention. In this post you will see some examples of smart print advertisements and clever messages that these ads present. Most of the ones listed here are funny and unrealistic which are the reasons why these ads are effective and interesting to look at. (more…)
Parallax is a difference in the in the apparent position of an object viewed along different lines of sight. The term derives from the Greek word parallaxis, meaning alteration. In web design, the parallax effect is a relatively new trend. The effect itself has been around for a while, but lately is becoming more used and talked about. (more…)
Last week we showcased here 25 Fresh Examples of Minimalist Web Designs, where most of the examples were based on light colors and a few colorful elements. This week on the other hand, we decided to gather a list of dark web designs to show that dark colors, if well mixed and matched, can result in inspiring and beautiful websites. (more…)
I believe that we can agree that minimal and clean websites are the new black. Every day people seem to be embracing more and more the idea of less is more. So we decided to gather a new list of minimal and clean websites to show you how designers are showcasing minimalism on websites. And here you will also see some use of color, showing that minimal does not mean colorless. (more…)
When trying to create something visually impressive, it’s tempting to use lots of eye candy or overloaded detail. However, sometimes the simplest solution is the best one. This is especially true when it comes to logo design. It can be a much bolder statement to go minimal and doing so often requires more creativity. Here’s a collection of logo designs where this is demonstrated. (more…)
Photography is a very powerful method of creation used to express emotions and internal thoughts. The feelings and auras emitted from different scenery can express a desire for creative energies. Many artists including myself frequently browse photographs for inspiration.
This heightened sense of creativity brings about fresh new ideas and a greater sense of accomplishment. Below I’ve included 55 very inspiring photographs depicting foggy scenery. From farmland to mountains and cityscapes, you’re bound to find some very inspirational works of art.
We can say that Illustration is a visual form of presenting something (via Wikipedia). Regarding web design, we can also say that the main goal is to “present something” in a beautiful and interesting form, so we get our user’s attention. Today we decided to gather some examples of websites using illustrations and/or hand drawn elements to present their content. From hand drawn typography to character illustrations and other details, here you will see a lot of inspiring examples. (more…)
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…)