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Friday Focus 01/01/10: Let the adventures begin!

Welcome to the first Friday Focus of the year and the new decade! Here are some fantastically designed websites that should inspire you to be more daring and adventurous than ever starting right now. Ready?

Designs of the Week

Cavalier Literary Couture

I just love it when a site creates animations without the use of Flash. I like the idea of a rooftop view too—a nice change from the skies and skyscraper views we see so much. There only needs to be a bit of refining in the inside blocks of text, but other than that, I enjoyed the overall vibe of this site.

CoolBrushDesign

The hover effects on the side are all such fun. And the splatter shapes used as masks for the different image thumbnails in the gallery? Great idea.

The Pixel

This is what we call the full experience. From top to bottom you get immersed into the world created by the design. It’s probably the most enjoyable type of site. Using the branches as separators is brilliant, and all the little icons maintain that quirky, storybook look.

Social Media Weekly

Design10 Beautiful Sketches for Website Prototypes
“In this post I want to suggest you some interesting examples of beautiful sketches for website prototypes for your daily inspiration.”

ProgrammingDon’t Miss Out Latest 10 jQuery Plugins Before Closing The Year 2009
“This entry is in jQuery Plugins series that I love to give my readers fresh and useful plugins for inspiration.”


  1. By Victoria Blount posted on January 4, 2010 at 9:31 am
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    The designs above are very creative and expressive. My favourite is the Blog site, with its detailed illustrations and spacious layout.

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