shares

55 Minimal Black and White Web Designs to Inspire You

By / Apr 26, 2010 / Inspiration

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.

shares

40 Jaw-Dropping Photo Manipulations

By / Apr 22, 2010 / Inspiration

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…

shares

55 Beautifully Blue Web Designs to Inspire You

By / Apr 19, 2010 / Inspiration

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.

shares

A Showcase of Creative Punctuation in Logo Design

By / Apr 14, 2010 / Inspiration

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….

shares

50 Inspiring Examples of Hand Drawn Elements in Web Design

By / Apr 12, 2010 / Inspiration

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.

shares

55 Inspiring Examples of Gradients in Web Design

By / Apr 5, 2010 / Inspiration

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!

shares

20 Clean White Letterpress Business Cards

By / Apr 2, 2010 / Inspiration

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…

shares

30 Examples of Perfectly Timed Action Photography

By / Mar 31, 2010 / Inspiration

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…

shares

50 Retro and Vintage Web Designs to Inspire You

By / Mar 29, 2010 / Inspiration

Last Friday (March, 26th), 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.

shares

50 Beautifully Brown Web Designs

By / Mar 22, 2010 / Inspiration

The color of our inspirational web design post for this monday will be brown! Last week, when I was putting together the 50 Yellow Web Designs to Inspire You selection I had the impression that my eyes crossed over really cool brown websites… but right now I think that it was only an impression, cause it was a bit rough to gather all this.