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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?

Design Focus: Let the Art Speak

It’s common these days to use big, bright images for the top section of your site, but there’s a growing sub-trend where there’s little to no text accompanying it. As if to let the art speak for itself, and for you to enjoy in its distraction-free glory.

Design Focus: Type Guides

Here’s a resource roundup to sharpen your typography skills. This week we’re looking at sites that curate beautiful applications of webfonts.

Design Focus: Better Bookmarking UX

Here’s another new trend to investigate: the evolution of bookmarking into curated and frictionless user experiences.

Design Focus: Layering

This brewing design pattern breaks out of your typical grid layouts and layers images and text on top of one another. It’s quite an interesting approach that makes website elements feel more like objects that you can more easily interact with, like stuff on your physical desk.

Design Focus: Animated Logos

The next avenue for interactivity are logos that look brilliant in both static and animated states. Get inspired here.

Design Focus: Stories To Tell

Some of the best-designed websites have brilliantly crafted illustrations, animations, and copy that come together to create a new world which you can explore and journey through. Let’s the turn the page and journey through these online stories.

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Design Focus: Pointy Pyramids

Using triangles in web design has been around for a few years now but it still has that edgy feel to it. Check out another round of sites where they figure prominently as graphic elements and a means of layout.

13 Crucial Dos & Don’ts of Modern Web Design to Stand Out From the Crowd

Web design has become an extremely lucrative and competitive industry with thousands of new developers springing up across the globe. We are now in a new industrial era where businesses are not confined to local service providers but now have access to a global marketplace through sites like oDesk and Freelancer.com. The playing field is […]

Design Focus: Stylish Scrollbars

A few years ago, WebKit resurrected the ability to style browser scrollbars the way Internet Explorer first did. These days customizing the scrollbar is still not as rampant or recommended, since it’s not that advisable to mess with behavior that users are already used to, but featured below are sites that went ahead anyway. Some of them have pretty striking results.