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Inspiring Examples of Illustration in Web Design

illustration01I always love to look at and be inspired by all kinds of illustration. Here are some great examples of designers who included illustration in their web design. Check them all out here.

“Even though the hot trend now in web design seems to be big and bold images, the use of illustrations is not dead. Illustrations are certainly a good way to give a design personality.”

-Gisele Muller

Beautiful Typography

Words are about being heard, and what better way to get noticed than with something visually appealing. Typography combines the attractive lure of images with the hard-hitting meanings of text to form a truly encapsulating experience, allowing users to feel the way you would like them too when they read your text. Click here to see some examples.

Icons and Site Appeal

Most times, when someone visits your website they are a reader on a mission. They don’t want to fumble through tangled links or scale walls of text to reach the golden nugget located in the heart of your domain. Just like walls in the real world, walls in the virtual world repel visitors. A real easy way to tear down these walls is through the use of simple icons and graphics. A good article on this topic can be found here.

Emotional Design

An enriching user experience creates happier costumers. The use of emotional design can go far in creating a costumer experience people will tell their friends about for months. We all like exciting things! Click here to read more and shrink your complaint box!

17 Beautiful About Pages

about08Here are some great examples of some creative ways to design an about page. Check them all out here.

“Who are you? What do you do and why you do it? Have you ever stopped to wonder that these may be questions your users are asking? It doesn’t matter if you are a freelance designer, a creative agency, a band, or an online store, showing information about you is a good way to get your users attention.”

-Gisele Muller

Sites of the Week from Line25

Here is a showcase of the sites of the week from Line25. Check them all out here.

“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.”

-Chris Spooner

Parallax is not always good

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.

5 Web Design Trends to Watch

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

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