Looking for a little print design inspiration? Check out these beautifully designed compositions posted by Abduzeedo.com!
“More and more the web is bringing back the classic principles of good graphic design with attention to typography and grid systems. Besides that it seems that the web is graduating from the phase where everything should be above the fold, where density is better than well organized and spaced out compositions.”
Watch out for these essential layout trends for 2015, posted by Webdesigner Depot!
“The web has changed a lot over the last decade, and at the same time it hasn’t changed at all. If we look back 10 years we will find that the web had a very common layout pattern at work across the bulk of sites. This go-to pattern consisted of a header, footer, sidebar and content area. It was the expected layout for the web.”
Check out these lovely layouts for online magazine sites, posted by Webdesign Ledger!
“These designs should provide more than enough ideas for crafting usable widgets, content styles, links, and headlines. Featured images and other common magazine elements have become a staple in digital magazine layouts. These examples should provide a meaningful base to structure new magazine websites in the future.”
For a little creative motivation check out this article discussing how to transform your problem-solving and creativity, posted by Smashing Magazine!
“Think of all the people you know who inspire you, whether family and friends or public figures. Who are the most interesting, engaging and stimulating to be around? The ones with the great ideas and energy for life? These people almost certainly always ask questions and have an insatiable thirst to learn new things.” Read more here at Smashing Magazine.
Check out these tips on designing delectable restaurant websites, posted by Design Modo!
“Designing around food can be tricky. Think about it: Taking a photo of food is difficult. How can you explain the aroma of a great meal digitally? But there are plenty of things you can do when designing a website for a restaurant. The idea is to create a fully usable website that makes people hungry and tells visitors everything they need to know before arrival. Here are 10 tips (and some examples of nice sites) to help you make the most of a restaurant website design project.”
For the designers out there, check out this awesome article about the designing process; focusing on brainstorming, wireframing and prototyping, Posted by Web Design Ledger!
“Starting a new project is in a lot of ways the hardest part. It’s the only stage of development that you’re turning nothing into something. Luckily, there are proven methods to reduce the “empty canvas” syndrome. We’ll talk about the best ways to handle the early stages of brainstorming and concepting and how it translates into wireframing to prototyping.”
Take a look at this article that talks about choosing and creating backgrounds for design project, Posted by Design Shack!
“From patterns, to videos, to images, there are a lot of things to choose from when it comes to selecting the perfect backdrop to any design project. While the texture or image you choose is not necessarily intended to be a main part of the overall message, it can have quite an impact.”
Check out these cleverly designed logos that feature negative space, posted by Design Shack
Negative space is an inspiring field in the design world, where designers use the alternative color in a graphic to make a dual imagery and representation of a product. When it comes to negative space logo designs, agencies can incorporate multiple meanings in to their logo designs.
Check out these lovely, minimalist websites, posted by Vandelay Design!
“Minimalism is one of our favorite styles of web design. A well-designed website with a minimalist style may look simple, but they’re not always easy to design. This collection shows 25 excellent examples of well crafted minimalist websites from around the web. If you have others to share, feel free to let me know in the comments below.”
Check out this lovely collaboration of photography and lettering, posted by Abduzeedo!
“This is an awesome set of lettering over photography that you will love. A 9 piece collaboration by Noel Shiveley (letterer) & Alex Mcdonell (photographer) under the theme “All Good Things Require Risks”. Enjoy!”