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Design Focus: Not Your Ordinary Wood Grain

If last week was all about the forest, this week we’re zooming in on the different textures they inspire.

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UFeedMeBack

UFeedMeBack

Love the mix of patterns and design elements here, along with the cartoonish exaggerations of the doors and frames.

45royale

45royale

The woodgrain is relatively large here but it’s also subtle. On the Work page it goes dark with a nice glow behind each slider item. Every page, including the modal contact form, has a semi-circle cut-out from its top to express its proximity to the centered circular logo.

Giant Ant

Giant Ant

Another site with a dark circular logo. I have to say that I love everything going on in the About page: a “live” group photo for the header which runs on loop, and the chalk drawing backgrounds for their portraits, complete with a different pose on hover. The same looping video header concept appears on the rest of the sections.

Mickaël Marquez

Mickaël Marquez

Nice circular illustrations to represent competencies, and I like the texture interplay between the aerial maps and the wood pattern. Also, clever choice to put contact details at the top and bottom of the page, which covers and uncovers it.

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  1. By Way Fresh posted on October 8, 2012 at 10:42 am
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    Actually a nice topic for design discussion, i do like the look of the wood, can look poor but can also look great. The Giant one does it right imo and i will be looking into these style of sites for a blog in the future.

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