Design Focus

Design Focus: Uncover

Our featured designs this week have a nice little effect where you uncover content that seems to be under another.

Designs of the Week

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Summer School for Freelancers : The Institute of Awesome website

Summer School for Freelancers : The Institute of Awesome

I like the brightly colored twist on the traditional coat of arms and other elements like the arrows.

rtraction website


Another growing trend: combining vertical scrolling with horizontal scrolling or sliders to maximize the amount of information you can consume in a screenful. The changing fixed backgrounds is also a simple but eye-catching effect especially if you switch between light and dark colors.

Suit Up or Die Magazine #1 website

Suit Up or Die Magazine #1

This one does the vertical then horizontal browsing thing too, but it instead of for slider items it’s for each article in the magazine. I also like how each section layered under the previous one don’t have the same heights, they all stretch according to the requirements of the content.

Social Media Weekly

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Responsive Web DesignResponsive Patterns
“A collection of patterns and modules for responsive designs.”