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Design Focus: Art of Paper Folding

If last week was all about uncovering and unfolding, this we’re looking at designs featuring actual folded objects a.k.a origami.

Friday Focus 04/20/12: Unfolded

Our featured designs on this week’s Friday Focus put the paper motif to good use once more, focusing on its creases and folds. Not just in the corners and as borders, but as a way to demarcate sections of content at a time.

Friday Focus 08/13/10: Let Your Garden Grow

This week on Friday Focus: vines, blooms, and other foliage that do a great job of framing your website.

Friday Focus 07/16/10: The Many Faces of Paper

The many different textures, colors, and treatments for paper allow infinite possibilities for their use in websites. Not one of these designs look remotely alike, and that keeps things very interesting. Happy Friday Focus!

Friday Focus 07/02/10: Rocketships

This week on Friday Focus: a bunch of sites that use rocketships in their designs. Unfortunately not all of them take the metaphor as far as one would like, but carry interesting designs nonetheless. Ready of take off?

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 05/14/10: Icon Parade

This week’s Friday Focus will tackle websites for a designer’s best friend: icons. Icon sites have been around for the longest time but we’re seeing a lot of sites pushing the envelope in interface innovation, both with their offerings and the website designs they’re found in. The latest trend so far? Websites created for a single icon set—now that’s a great way to promote work.

Friday Focus 12/11/09: Sunbursts

This week, I’ve come across a lot of sites with sunbursts, a specific type of lighting that’s popular with not just the Web 2.0 look anymore. You decide if they’re crucial to the design or not.

Friday Focus 04/03/09: Pale Browns

The featured sites this week know how to use lighter, lower contrast hues of brown to evoke a professional, comforting mood.

Friday Focus 03/06/09: Flexible Layouts

It’s flexible layouts on this week’s Friday Focus. I’ll be loose with the definition though, since 100% fluid width layouts are so hard to come by!

Friday Focus 02/20/09: One Page Portfolios

It’s one page portfolios this week on Friday Focus. And you just know there has to be some JavaScript-y effects when that happens. An added twist: let’s alternate between designs that are dirty and clean!

Friday Focus 02/13/09: Blocky and 3D

It’s blocky and 3-dimensional designs this week on Friday Focus. Oh, and Happy Valentines’ Day!