Design Focus: Ampersands
A short list of websites where the & symbol is the star. Grab some inspiration from everyone’s favorite typographic mark.
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If you’re wondering why the color scheme looks familiar to you, that’s because it’s actually from the ubiquitous Google. Aside from being section markers on the side, even the icons carry the trademark four colors as accents. The interactions combine both vertical and horizontal uncovering effects—the former for scrolling and the latter for page-hopping.
I see design elements that look familiar and made new again: gradients, repeating backgrounds, ribbons, translucent layers. All with a responsive touch.
This one’s more of the homey, personal, crafty style—highlighted by lighter text colors and elegant patterns and swashes. The ampersand on each post heading falls right into place.
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