“Line25 Sites of the Week is a weekly roundup of the most outstanding website designs that I stumble across during my every day browsing. In this week’s collection, we have designs from Octave & Octave, Octopus Creative, Taasky, Chicester Design and Supper Club App.”
There is good webdesign and then there is over design. Over designing a webpage can distract users from what you are trying to say and often times attract critics to your work. While fancy techniques like Parallax scrolling can make for interesting effects, it should not be used to overshadow content, but instead it should support your content and emphasize your points. Here are some examples of design gone wrong.
As devices get higher and higher resolution screens, the crisp and clean design of web pages becomes even more important. Ascetic appeal will drive traffic to sites and often times change how people feel about a product, company or service. To see these trends click here.
“Design can make or break web and mobile startups these days. But the problem is: It’s not always clear how to improve the design of web sites, mobile apps and connected devices. Is it just about making them cleaner, more streamlined, and less cluttered?” — Rani Molla
Featured here are great examples of the use of videos as headers. It’s interesting how much can be said by a simple animation rather than text. This kind of feature not only sets a mood for the site but also brings a sense of liveliness to the user’s browsing experience.Check them out here.
“Following on from my recent showcase of websites featuring full screen videos, today’s post looks at the sub-trend of big video headers in web design. HTML5 and jQuery make it easy to add dynamic video content to your site without bogging down the browser with Flash.” –Chris Spooner
Here are some great examples of different ways typography can be used in web design. It’s always interesting to see how simple and attractive text can really bring a website together. Check them out here.
“Back in May we showcased here 19 Inspiring Examples of Text Over Images in Web Design and we had a really good response on the designs we featured. So for this post, type will take the center stage again. This time showing you beautiful ways to draw attention to your text.
“While the flat design trend is getting more and more popular not everyone is constructing their website designs with solid pastel colours. Textures are great for giving your designs a realistic tactile feeling and range from the use of subtle noise to full on material scans.”
I always love looking at articles online that give me inspiration for design. Here is a great showcase of some interesting websites that may help inspire you. Check them out at designbeep.com
“There is no limit for inspiration and when it comes to webdesign this is much more unlimited. As usual,we continue to showcase beautiful and interesting website examples that we came across during the week.”