Letterpress printing has been around since the 1400′s, but we’ve seen a revival and renewed interest in the art form in recent years. People have fallen in love with the added texture and depth that letterpress can give to a printed piece. Here on WDL, we’ve showcased letterpress business cards, but letterpress also works well…
A website can hold lots of information, so an important issue is to give the main info a special attention. I always like to check out the way some websites present their ‘hot stuff’ and I have to say that lately some slideshows are really getting our attention. They can show images, images and quotes, only quotes, ideas, icons… depending on the creativity of its designer, a slideshow can hold several different formats and information, everything to catch the viewers attention to some key information they want them to read. We gather here some good examples of slideshows to inspire you.
There are many elements of great photography. One of the most important is lighting. Whether you’re using artificial lighting or natural lighting, you must have a good understanding of each. With natural lighting, a lot of it comes down to timing and angles. But when a photographer has a good understanding of natural light, the…
After showing you a list of Yellow Web Designs and one of Blue Web Designs, today is time to show you a list of green websites! I have to say that when we decided to go green I thought it would be easier to get a good list, but it was pretty hard actually, I’m not sure why, but green is not a very famous color in web design or at least I had a hard time finding inspiring and beautiful green websites to show here. The thing is that green, as many other colors, can be a very good choice to give your website a nice touch. Using it at the whole background or in a couple of elements, will give your design a cool colored touch.
We already showed here a list of Yellow Web Designs and one of Blue Web Designs, but today is all about black and white. The B&W combination is great, from photography to interior design to clothes, black and white is always a good choice. Here we will show you some sites that made a very good use of this duo… Beautiful, elegant and clean pages, you will notice that sometimes having no colors around is also a very good option. Some of the pages have a detail or something in colors, but their general idea is b&w.
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…
Another monday has come and here we are, ready to inspire you with our web design related lists! Today is all about blue… a color that personally, I love. A color that represents the oceans and the sky. Blue is also a great choice in web design, even if you use it only in a couple elements or in the whole page. You can use a gradient of different shades of blue, a blue textured background, blue typography, blue icons… there are tons of cool combinations you can do with it do give your website a stylish touch.
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….
Hand drawn elements are a really good way to give your website a cool touch! You can do that by adding a nice hand drawn illustration to your page, a stylish hand draw font, icon, some lines, characters or any other thing you want. Hand drawn elements can give your website an informal look… they can add personality and humor to it.
In a ‘non orthodox’ way (informal way) I would say that gradients are a mix of color’s shades… you can use the same color in many shades, many shades of many colors or several other combinations you may think of. The point is that gradients are beautiful and can give your website a very unique style. You can use a cool gradient at the whole website design, or only at 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!