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Design Focus: Experiments & Visualizations

Check out these websites featuring code turned into fun, beautiful explorations—making for the ultimate interactive treats.

Do Web Designers Still Matter in Today’s Online World?

Web designers arguably bear the sole responsibility of connecting small businesses and start-ups to the online world. It doesn’t matter if the owner has a sound online plan in place for his business if their site design is unappealing and takes time to load. In order to ensure that their plans will come into fruition, therefore, business […]

Design Focus: Light & Shadow

Mesmerizing interactions of light and shadow are on display for this week’s feature.

12+ Tips for Beginner Web Designers

The world of web designing is a complicated one and you can never know too much about its secrets and tricks. If you are curious to learn more about web design, then this post is for you! We’ve gathered a neat collection of tips for beginner web designers which should help every novice understand what […]

Design Focus: Minty Fresh

The shades of green in this week’s feature are bright, peppy, and almost too harsh on the eyes, but it seems to be all the rage these days. How does it come into play with these designs? Let’s find out:

Design Focus: By Hand

These websites feature prominent use of the human hand in their designs, and it’s an interesting study in paying tribute to what we really create with, while using it to convey information.

Design Focus: Halloween Special

Time to break out the costumes and candy ’cause it’s All Hallows Eve again. Will these websites do a good job of spooking the daylights out of you? Step inside and find out!

Design Focus: Shapely

Here’s a collection of website designs that display excellent use of shapes to style and present content, ranging from the quirky to the stunning.

Design Focus: Rotated Side Text

Another text-y trend this week: these ones appear on the edges of the page, either as navigation markers, or links to menus & subsections, all oriented perpendicularly. Is this an alternative to the hamburger menu in tucking away off-canvas navigation, a smart way in highliting important site features, or a cumbersome way of displaying text?

Design Focus: Fill in the Blank

This design pattern also happens to live on the copywriting aspect of the website: a tagline that flashes different words or phrases, often to describe the target audience of their product or subject. You’ll see how each site chose to swap, highlight, or animate the letters into view. It’s another way to make the site more dynamic, and possibly even intriguing.

Design Focus: Halftone

Adding a halftone graphic filter to images can quickly take your audience to that vintage, nostalgic place, and these websites use it for a couple different reasons.

Design Focus: Logo First

If the previous featured designs were practically wordless and filled with imagery, this week it’s all about the branding and their huge wordmarks splashed on the first screenful on their websites, above the fold. Is this web design trend more effective than the other one?