I originally documented the trend of vertical split layouts back in 2013 when I noticed some new web designs being divided vertically into two halves to display separate areas of content. I wondered if this trend would become more common, and surely enough, we continue to see cool web designs with centrally divided layouts in 2015. Check out this updated showcase to see great examples of websites that split their content down the centre of the screen.
Are you in need of a slick design for your resume or CV? If so, this roundup of free templates is just what you need! We’re not talking about Microsoft Word documents here, these are layouts for professional designers that use industry standard software such as Photoshop, Illustrator & InDesign. With structured layouts and neat graphics these templates will definitely help you stand out from the crowd and secure the job.
Website layout designs naturally tend to make use of horizontal and vertical lines due to the blocky nature of the coding behind them, but designers are breaking free from these constraints by using dynamic angles in their designs. Sometimes these angled lines are simply background images created in Photoshop, but others are animated elements made directly in code. Check out today’s web design showcase to see some great examples of website interfaces with angled lines.
WordPress themes are great sources of design inspiration, but it’s even more interesting to check out the best selling premium themes to see the kind of styles are popular with the general public. In today’s web design showcase I round up some of the most purchased themes from multiple marketplaces to compare their layouts. Can you see any common trends?
After the dominance of flat colours in web design I’ve noticed a new trend of gradient use beginning to emerge. Gradients are nothing new in web design, but the CSS property of
linear-gradient now allows designers to add vibrant spectrums of colour directly to their code, rather than the traditional method of creating a gradient image in Photoshop. One advantage of the CSS approach is the gradient can be scaled to any size, which makes it great for screen filling gradient backgrounds. Today’s showcase features 25 examples of these super gradients used as backgrounds, headers and overlays.
It is always hard to start something. Even now, before writing this post I have spent almost half an hour on thinking where and how to begin. The same is about website building. You have a dream to create a website, what then? You need to shape the destiny of your future site, i.e. to choose its foundation. You make this crucial decision once and further it will influence on the entire website development process, as well as its maintenance and success among users. So what are the main factors making one website building platform better than another and how you can differentiate them?