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Friday Focus 09/03/10: Ribbons

Using ribbons is really big these days, bringing both sophistication and a hint of nostalgia to designs.

Friday Focus 05/21/10: Neutralized

I’m seeing a lot of sites whose color palette consists almost exclusively of light grayish, brownish hues. Sounds boring? No such thing for a smart designer.

Friday Focus 04/02/10: Easter Spheres

Since it’s Easter next Sunday and I haven’t really seen egg-inspired designs yet, circles will have to do for now! More on this growing trend in this week’s Friday Focus.

Friday Focus 01/29/10: Split

This week on Friday Focus: websites that are split right in the middle! A case of design schizophrenia? Let’s find out.

Friday Focus 10/02/09: Destructive Design

Our featured sites today look like they were all hit by something disastrous. It’s an interesting trend perfect for the scary month of October. Welcome to this week’s Friday Focus!

Friday Focus 09/25/09: Circles

This week on Friday Focus, we have websites that feature circular shapes prominently in their designs. Time to break out of the boxiness and round things up!

Friday Focus 08/21/09: Dark Neutrals

This week on Friday Focus, we’re featuring light on dark sites with little to no use of color, just the neutral gray, brown, and black.

Friday Focus 07/17/09: Old Newspapers

This week on Friday Focus, we pay homage to the good old newspaper, whose elegance and practicality ought to transcend the ages. Print isn’t dead; not quite yet.

Friday Focus 06/26/09: Interactive Backgrounds

Backgrounds are so called for a reason. They’re meant to support and complement instead of attract and distract. This week’s featured sites, however, provide a whole other level of interactivity and usefulness to backgrounds. You decide if they’re a good idea or not. Either way, they’re interesting concepts that can only be executed on the Web, so, enjoy!

Friday Focus 09/05/08: Blue

This week on Friday Focus: the most popular color on the planet, blue. After the immense popularity of green (and pink?) during the Web 2.0 wave, it looks like web designs are going back to everyone’s favorite color. And we have a bucket full of examples to prove it.

Friday Focus 07/11/08: Blue-Gray

Happy free 7-11 Slurpy day! Happy iPhone 3G day! Let’s celebrate with some sleek websites this week. They’re mostly blue, gray, blue-gray—that seemingly drab section of the spectrum actually manages to turn up excellent designs, so don’t shun it just yet! Oh, and we have a ton of examples this time, so brace yourself!