Incredible Corporate Websites with Striking Designs

If someone asked me to explain what a corporate website looked to them the odds are I wouldn’t use words like “attractive”, “visually pleasing”, or “creative.” Unfortunately when I think of a corporate website the immediate stereotypes that come to mind are minimal design elements, lots of text, black and white. The site serves its purpose of conveying the message of the company that it’s representing, and that’s about it.  However, that doesn’t have to be the case.  Let’s take…...

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25 Websites That Use Huge Typography

I was talking to a friend earlier today who works for a large design firm and he admitted to me that he’d never make it as a freelancer.  His reason was based solely on the amount of time it took him to find the perfect font for everything.  That lead to a rather interesting conversation about important fonts are to a site, the most creative layout backed by some amazing imagery could all be lost on a standard Times New…...

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10 Jaw-Dropping Websites with Background Videos

Websites with full page backgrounds are pretty cool, there’s no doubt about that. Whether you’re using Flash to achieve your full page background, media queries in CSS, or simply setting your height and width to 100% and not particularly caring about the quality of the image, the outcome is usually one that will catch the eye of a viewer. But seeing as we live in the broadband era, why not take things up a notch and have a fullscreen background…...

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10 World Class Athlete Websites

I have always appreciated an athlete who has their own website. Especially nowadays when they could call it good with a Facebook fan page, or really go above and beyond with a Twitter account. There are some certain trends that you can see present throughout the majority of these world class athlete sites, lots of color, emphasis on images, and basic content elements like bio, contact info, and links to social media platforms. These concepts can be applied to many…...

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10+ Incredible Examples of Responsive Web Design

With more people surfing the web from their mobile devices, designers and developers have been trying to figure out the best way to cater to visitors on both mobile devices and computers. When internet capable phones first began gaining popularity the method was to have two separate sites, a mobile site and a “full” site. But that would limit the mobile viewers' experience because the site would be so basic it would cause you to wonder if it was coded…...

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10 Creative About Me Pages

The "About" page is very important in web design as it is usually the most read page on the website. Not many people actually consider it important and many fail to make it beautiful, interesting and creative. As a designer, it is a must to have a well written, attractive About page because it is responsible for creating a relationship with your audience and probably with your future clients. When it comes to an about page, think outside the box.…...

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30 Outstanding Single Page Website Designs

These days it seems like the term “webpage” and “website” are thrown around loosely, often being used interchangeably. I can’t recall how many times I’ve been in a meeting with a client and had them tell me they’d like a webpage, which I interpret as a basic, single-page website that is basically a digital business card. Something that gives them a web presence without breaking the bank, but then what they begin to describe is a fairly complex, multi-page structure,…...

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Creating Infographics: 10 Tips and Tricks for Infographic Designers

Infographics are graphic visual representations of data and information. They are very useful when you need to explain complex information, numbers or data in quick and effective manner. Infographics can be pretty hard to design, so here are some great tips for creating effective infographics. Also, there are lots of free infographics packs on the web, with different pre-made elements, such as icons, vectors, and more, but sometimes they lack quality. So if you need any help with starting to…...

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10 Awesome Websites With Wood Texture

Every now and again I’ll get a client who already knows exactly how they want their website to look.  Now, some times this can be quite nice as it makes the design process quite a bit easier on my end, other times it can be a bit frustrating as their idea is either something that doesn’t quite translate well to the web or was a trend circa a decade ago. I recently found myself in a meeting with a client…...

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10 Creative and Original Navigation Menus

The main thing that separates a good site from a great site is how easy it is to navigate.  If the links aren’t consistent throughout the site and the viewer gets more and more lost the deeper they go into your site, eventually they will become so frustrated they will leave.  Or if the content is laid out in a manner that a dozen clicks are required just to get the information they’re looking for, they’ll leave.  Let’s take a…...

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