A few weeks ago for our Monday inspiration I posted a collection of yellow web designs. So today, we’ll focus on it’s neighbor on the color wheel…green. Although some shades of green can be considered warm, it is a cool color that is primarily used for its calming attributes much like blue, and like blue, green is often associated with nature. With so much focus lately being put on the environment, we see green being used in this capacity, but it can also be used to signify jealousy and envy. Nevertheless, green can have many different meanings. So here are 50 green web designs to help you see how it’s being used, and to help you get some ideas of how you might use green in your next project. (more…)
We’ve already shown you Yellow Web Designs and Blue Web Designs, but sometimes less color is the best color choice for a web site. In this post, we’re showcasing 55 minimal black and white web designs to inspire you. The B&W combination is great, from photography to interior design. It’s simplistic, elegant, and gets out of the way to let the content shine. (more…)
Give a talented and creative Photoshop user some photographs and the possibilities are only limited to the imagination. Photo manipulations are illusions created by photo editing techniques. There are subtle photo manipulations and there are those that depict a far-fetched illusion executed in a realistic way. The latter are normally meant to have some shock value with their audience. In this post we’ve rounded up 40 jaw-dropping photo manipulations. Some are funny and some will make you think, but they are all visually stunning. (more…)
Today our goal is to help you overcome your Monday blues with an inspiring collection of blue web designs. Blue is a color that represents the oceans and sky. It’s also a great choice in web design, even if you use it only in a couple elements or for the whole page. You can use a gradient of different shades of blue, a blue textured background, blue typography, or blue icons. There are tons of cool combinations you can do to give your website a stylish touch. For me, blue recalls freedom, freshness, elegance and style. So check out our selection and start thinking about using blue in your designs. Have a cool blue site to share with us? Comments are yours! (more…)
When you see punctuation as you’re reading, there is no need to stop and think, “What does that symbol mean?”. You instantly know. You were taught the meaning of punctuation at a young age and have probably encountered it everyday since. It’s this familiarity that makes these symbols effective as design elements, especially for logos. In this post we’ve put together a showcase of creative punctuation in logo design for your inspiration. (more…)
Hand drawn elements are great way to give a website a unique look. You can do that by adding a nice hand drawn illustration as a background, a stylish hand draw font, icon, line work, characters or any other element you might think of. Hand drawn elements can give your website an informal look. They can add lots of personality and even humor. Here we’ve gathered 50 examples of hand drawn elements in web design to inspire you. And as usual, if you have a cool example to share, leave us a comment. (more…)
Gradients are a great way to add interest, color, and even depth to a web design. You can use the same color in many shades, many shades of many colors or several other combinations you may think of. You can go linear or radial. The point is that gradients are beautiful and can give your website a very unique style. You can use a cool gradient for the whole website design, or only in the header, footer or just in a couple elements of it, but I’m pretty sure about one thing: combining the right colors and shades will make you a gradient lover! You will start using gradients all over, maybe even at your dinning room wall.
So here is our inspirational selection for this week: beautiful gradients in web design. And don’t forget to tell us if you have some samples of gradients to share. (more…)
Not too long ago I owned a site called Card Observer, which is a gallery of business card designs. Everyday I would have to look through submissions and pick out the best business cards. This was something I really enjoyed and miss doing. So I thought it would be fun to do a showcase of awesome business cards here.
For this post, I’ve rounded up a collection of 20 clean white letterpress business cards that will inspire you. You’ll notice that the clean and minimal approach taken with these designs conveys an overwhelming sense of quality and elegance. (more…)
We live in a world that is constantly in motion. Some things move very quickly and can seem like a blur, but with photography, we can freeze time and get a better look at the action. Action photography is all about timing – being in the right place at the right time. It’s also important to be knowledgeable about what you’re shooting, so you know the best moment to take the shot.
In this article, we’ve rounded up 30 examples of perfectly timed action photography. To see larger versions of the photographs and to learn more about both the photograph and photographer, be sure to click on the images. (more…)
Last week, Henry posted an article with 30 Fonts Perfect for Vintage and Retro Style Design and I simply loved the first font of the list, the matchbook typefaces. By the time I saw it I could think of several good ways to use it in web design, print design on even other ways. I was so inspired that I decided to do a selection of retro and vintage websites for our weekly web design inspirational post.
I really like retro and vintage stuff… websites, posters, print, adds, everything. I think it’s amazing how an ‘old style’ still get our attention and appreciation. For this selection of retro and vintage web designs, you will see retro and vintage elements, fonts, images, colors, textures, etc. I hope you enjoy the selection. And of course, if you have a cool retro/vintage site to share with us, the comments are open. (more…)