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Posts from 2013

20 Web Designs with Stunning Video Backgrounds

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The video background trend in web design is definitely still hot. I first featured roundups of website designs using full screen video background and video headers back in Spring, but I’ve stumbled across loads more designs making us of this new capability. This post rounds up 20 more fresh examples of websites that have adopted a stunning video background to introduce the site with motion pictures.

20 Web Designs with Subtle Grain Texture Backgrounds

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While minimal flat style designs are the current hot trend, some designers are eliminating solid blocks of colour from their designs with the use of subtle textures. The use of grainy textures really helps give a design a tactile appearance and fits perfectly with designs using an old school or retro style. This post showcases 20 websites which are perfect examples of grain texture use. These sites don’t take texturing to the extreme, but the grainy backgrounds really help add subtle details to the design.

Interesting Web Design Trend: Vertical Split Layouts

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I do a fair bit of trend spotting while I’m browsing for cool website designs to feature in my Sites of the Week roundups. One popular design trend I’ve noticed is becoming more and more popular is the split layout, where the page is divided vertically into two halves to display separate areas of content. Often these two halves are contrasting with light and dark colour schemes and allow the user to make a decision on the type of content they want to see. This post rounds up 10 great examples of websites boasting this vertical split layout. I wonder if we’ll start to see it become more common in the near future.

30 Websites That Greet You with a Full Screen Photo

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We’ve all heard the saying a picture is worth a thousand words, well that notion is certainly true with today’s showcase of website designs. These sites greet the user with a huge full screen photo which not only introduces the site and sets the scene, it can also create an emotional connection with the viewer to attract their attention. Check out this collection of 30 fantastic website designs which all feature a minimal landing page with little content other than beautiful photography.

Showcase of Creative “Meet the Team” About Pages

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About pages are one of the most important aspects of any website. They provide the opportunity to give our site and company a human touch and allow users to put a face to the name. Freelancer about pages are simple, it all about you! But agencies often need to introduce many people who form a team. This post showcases over 15 creative examples of “Meet the Team” style About pages which provide images and background information for each employee.

20 Free PSDs to Mockup Your App Interface Designs

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Presentation is key when it comes to showing off your design work. No matter whether you’re presenting your designs to a client or showcasing your latest work in your portfolio, mocking up the artwork to simulate its intended use can really add those finishing touches and boost its value. Today’s roundup is a collection of useful PSD mockup templates specifically for showing off your iOS app designs.