Corporate business websites are often considered stuffy, outdated, and sometimes out-of-touch with clientel. Admittedly larger corporations can grow a bit too large and derail from their original intention. But when partnered with an amazing creative team corporations can quickly get back on track. This gallery focuses on websites for finance, banking, and other pecuniary institutions….
Brand books are used both by companies and 3rd party teams to design alternate products from a particular brand. The process of designing a brand book is long and complicated so it helps to have examples nearby. This gallery includes 30 shots of both print and digital branding books from Dribbble designers. Some were made…
I can’t argue with folks who claim that fast food is unhealthy. It most definitely is, especially in excess. But it didn’t grow into a multinational market for nothing. Fast food is great when you’re traveling or scrapped for cash. It provides a service that many people desire. As such they’re treated like any other…
The ever-growing market for sports content has only strengthened through support over the Internet. Online interactive communities like forums or fantasy football leagues provide a digital connection to the real world. Nevermind the ability to track game scores, player stats, and a whole lot of other statistical information.
In this gallery I’ve put together 33 inspiring sports-related websites. Each design caters to the website’s content ranging from professional athletes, sports teams, television networks, mobile apps, and obviously sporting events. If you’re currently on a project or just need some sporty inspiration then try drafting a few of these design trends into your own creative work.
It’s surprising how many people move into the field of copywriting. It’s a much-needed position to fill in advertising and marketing agencies. But copywriters also manage content in publications like magazines, TV guides, instruction manuals, and many other printed publications. It seems almost every company or idea rests on the wordsmithing abilities of talented copywriters.
There is no one-size-fits-all approach to portfolio design. The layout style tends to morph depending on what you create and how you design. But overall it’s just a website meant to showcase a particular talent. I hope this gallery provides inspiring ideas to other writers who are currently in the process of building or redesigning their own personal website.
Modern minimalism is vastly overrated for the value it adds to a website. When content is centered as the main priority users are free from excess distractions. Granted not everyone likes minimalism because it can be seen as lazy, simplistic, or just boring. But this is not the case!
The best minimalist websites are anything but boring. In this gallery I’ve put together a series of minimalist layouts for personal creatives like writers, designers, and performers. Minimalism is a powerful tool when used appropriately. Graphics and photos have their place but not always higher than content. Take a peek at these examples and see if you can draw any ideas for your own creative work.
I’ve been ecstatic to see substantial growth in modern web typography. More website layouts have been incorporating oddball typography that really stands out from the generic masses. Not every project can benefit from over-exaggerated text but when done properly it adds a deeper level of emphases to your page copy.
I’ve put together a large handful of websites that use big creative typography including letter-spacing, new typefaces, and CSS3 properties to craft enticing layouts. Agencies and startups tend to push the envelope when it comes to new design trends. But this gallery includes many different styles of web design to offer unique inspiration for your next project.
There’s a lot to see in the way of digital interface animation and the more you see the more ideas you’ll excogitate. In this showcase I’ll be focusing on 29 websites that utilize interesting animated effects. They might be full-page effects or just slightly glamorous touch-ups to the navigation. Either way these examples are perfect for inspiration when planning your own animated layouts.
Not many designers place enough focus on the benefits of creative search fields. For content-heavy websites most users will be prepared to search for what they’re looking for. If the search interface sucks then people will be forced to leave and hit Google, or worse… Ask Jeeves.
Instead of driving people away like a repugnant foul pot roast, why not spice up the design and give it some flavor? Then everyone will simply adore the pot roast! In this analogy the pot roast is a stinky search input field that just needs a little TLC.
I’ve put together a selection of beautiful search interfaces from across the web. Some are big, some are small, others are more suitable for persnickety little babies like Goldilocks. But overall this gallery is quite diverse featuring a wide range of design trends for search interfaces. If I’ve missed any gems feel free to share your own ideas in the comments section.
Do you ever notice how familiar web content always seems to catch that twinkle in your eye? Fewer distractions allow for quicker reading material – and in these crazy times with Twitter and Justin Bieber it helps to remove as many distractions as possible. Another element which can help readers achieve deeper focus in a higher contrast between colors on the page.
Very dark text on a light background will read much cleaner than colors which are closer in value. But the reverse is also true, putting dark website backgrounds with lighter text colors. In this post I’ve organized some deliciously dark layouts which achieve brilliant minimalism in both form and function.