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Design Focus: Embrace the Chaos

Understanding and navigating through sites requires a certain amount of order, so when designers get busy with dazzling visualizations and arrangements, there remains a method to their madness.

Design Focus: Stacking Order

There are many different ways to provide the illusion of depth, and for these set of featured sites it’s all about stacking different layers of content one on top of the other, resulting in very interesting interaction and interface design.

Design Focus: Pins & Trails

These websites use maps to illuminate information or as a strong motif in their designs.

Design Focus: Websites are Made of These

Metaphors are a cornerstone of design, but what if the design itself shows the tools and components used to build a website? The result is an interesting “x-ray” into the web design process, as seen in this week’s featured sites.

Design Focus: Circular Navigation

Circular motifs are very much alive these days, and your site will stand out even more when used as a navigational interface.

Design Focus: Non-Linear Scroll

Like the previous websites that encourage you to tilt your head, these ones featured below encourage you to rethink browsing interactions and wonder: does scrolling through a page have to happen from top to bottom only?

Design Focus: By The Letter

This week’s websites feature beautiful, iconic letterforms that serve as design anchors to the content.

Design Focus: Sites & Sounds

Come for the sounds, stay for beautifully crafted websites you’ll enjoy them in.

Design Focus: Scroll Activated

Have a nice joyride with these energetic sites that are triggered by the page scroll.

Design Focus: In Depth

The sites featured this week also play with perspective & depth, prominently distinguishing between foreground & background, particularly when one moves the mouse.

Design Focus: Tilt Your Head

Gone are the days where websites have to be vertical…or even upright. These websites have changed the design game by challenging you to look at them from a different perspective, literally. Get ready to tilt your head!

Design Focus: What Words Wear

It’s always nice to welcome back this familiar graphic treatment, executed in fresh new ways. Check out how these websites use masked text in their designs.