These featured designs are all in keeping with a publication theme in terms of content and presentation. Although they don’t necessarily have to look like a shelf of books, it’s interesting to look at how they came up with such websites to accomplish their goals.
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As this year ends and a new one begins, it’s good to think different and look at things from a different angle. Here’s some inspiration to get you started.
These sites feature prominent lines that steer your way of reading and browsing the page.
These sites invite you to interact with them by more than points and clicks, and mouse around with drag and drop features.
Emulating the circular form is always an intriguing exercise because of its technical and aesthetic challenges, especially on the Web. So every year it’s a delight to see designs that explore the “perfect shape” and take it to the next level.
There’s several decades worth of story behind glitch art, but it’s experiencing an interactive surge in web design now that the tools and technology have finally caught up. All about the anti-slick, anti-perfectionist, these sites are the very essence of disruption.
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.
These websites use maps to illuminate information or as a strong motif in their designs.
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.
Circular motifs are very much alive these days, and your site will stand out even more when used as a navigational interface.