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Web Design Trend Showcase: “Tools of the Trade”

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Every so often strange trends appear in the web design industry. One of those little trends is the presentation of “tools of the trade” on the forefront of the website, where a series of objects that relate to a specific industry are neatly laid out on a tabletop, or a product is shown during its production. Today’s showcase rounds up the best examples of websites that show off the tools of their craft, from the sawdust covered hand tools of woodworkers to the notepads and coffee cups of freelance designers.

Jonathan Bird

Jonathan Bird

Built

Built

Squarespace

Squarespace

The Brand Bat

The Brand Bat

Grovemade

Grovemade

Design Shopp

Design Shopp

Archie Wilkinson

Archie Wilkinson

The Motorino Mk. II

The Motorino Mk. II

Lyndale Park

Lyndale Park

Shoes for Gents

Shoes for Gents

Pacemaker for iPad

Pacemaker for iPad

Sarah Evans Design

Sarah Evans Design

WHATSMYNVME

WHATSMYNVME

RINS Web Design Agency

RINS Web Design Agency

MIJLO: Essentials

MIJLO: Essentials

Justin Aguilar

Justin Aguilar

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Written by Chris Spooner

Chris Spooner is a designer who loves experimenting with new web design techniques collating creative website designs. Check out Chris' design tutorials and articles at Blog.SpoonGraphics or follow his daily findings on Twitter.

  • http://twitter.com/joefreymahusay Joefrey Mahusay

    Nice collection of websites. Thanks for sharing Chris!

  • http://www.beautysalong.com/ frisörsalong i tyresö

    thanck you

    ne mutlu turkem

  • http://www.designcrawl.com James George

    Chris, I can definitely see why you would consider this a new design trend. I think it is apparent that a lot of businesses are taking this approach. One reason I think this may be is because it gives the viewer the idea that what this company produces is handcrafted and high quality, whether you actually use those tools to create the product or not.

  • http://www.jonathanbird.com.au Jonathan Bird

    Loving the first website Chris ;-)

    Good inspiration here!

  • http://www.ncmborz.com/ Pawas Gupta

    Hey Chris,

    I liked RINS web design. Looks very modern.

    I like one page web designs but rarely use them in design projects as our clients here in India depend largely on organic traffic from search engines.

    I am not sure if one page web designs would rank well on Google as authoritative source of information.

    In upcoming projects when I don’t have to worry about SEO, I will give it a shot.

  • http://www.footballworldcupfever.com/ sonesh

    Keep posting the good work.Some really helpful information in there. Nice to see your site. Thanks!

  • http://www.triplebytes.com Lee

    Tools of Trade…nice! The trend for 2014 and perhaps 2015? It’s good to know. Thanks for the updates Chris :)

  • http://webdesigndive.com Hamid Khan

    I have also started noticing the use of such graphics quite alot. Honestly, I think it was in the trends before 2014 as we used such stuff in many of our designs.

  • http://kishnets.ir تور کیش

    thnx chris for this content

  • http://www.nobaharshop.com/ nobaharshop

    very very

    thanck you

    yashasin azarbaijan

  • http://intelstyle.co.uk/ Qudrat Ullah

    Thanks Chris Spooner for sharing beautiful and attractive bunch of Designs. I personally like “Squarespace” design concept because this is so cool and the color selection of the stuff is fabulous.

  • http://www.psdtoresponsivehtml5.com PSD to Responsive

    Hi chris, all the sites are so good but i inspire more for Pacemaker for iPad its good designing.

  • http://titrjoo.ir اخبار سیاسی

    Thanks For Great posts.
    You Are perfect!