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Friday Focus 06/13/08: A Dark Friday the 13th

It’s Friday the 13th, so let’s celebrate this eerie date with some dark designs.

Designs of the Week

Bright Creative

Web design guru Dave Shea is behind this redesign (it’s his company, after all) that’s turning heads. Excellent effects using jQuery, and that accent image in the welcome blurb is reminiscent of 31three.

graphiceyedea

From brown to green, another textured design. This one’s a hybrid portfolio site since it incorporates blog posts and social media widgets, namely, ma.gnolia and Flickr. Brownie points for a 100% fluid layout!

Jwhanif.net

Love the use of depth here, as well as the trusty jQuery for switching between featured portfolio works. It’s gray but it’s not boring. That’s hard to pull off.

Rawkes

This one’s a little out of place since it’s not dark enough and uses a drastically different color scheme, but this is a popular design this week. The footer, although not shown here, also gives the illusion of depth.

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  1. By daustralala posted on June 13, 2008 at 1:09 pm
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    Thanks!

  2. By Rob Hawkes posted on June 13, 2008 at 3:21 pm
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    Hi Sophia (and the Devlounge team). I’m Rob, the guy behind Rawkes. I’m so chuffed to see my website on this site as I’ve been subscribed to Devlounge for a long time – it’s quite surreal!

    I’m glad you think it deserves attention and I plan to make the website extremely useful for web developers, particularly through the blog. Watch this space!

    Thanks again,
    Rob Hawkes

  3. By Rob Hawkes posted on June 13, 2008 at 3:24 pm
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    Ps. I nearly forgot the mention the other designs in my fit of chuffed-ness!

    I’ve seen most of these around before, but I must say I really like the texture and colours of Bright Creative – it just… works.

  4. By prisca posted on June 17, 2008 at 5:58 am
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    Hi :)

    just wanted to say thanks for featuring my site :-) particularly pleased to see my sites amongst the other strong designs shown :) made my day :)

    Thanks, Prisca

  5. By sbs başvuruları posted on October 1, 2008 at 6:33 pm
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    What a necessery, what a good article, thanks mr. Lucero..

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