During the last ten years, Ruby on Rails has grown to become an increasingly popular solution for building web apps. In our rapidly changing technological environment and shaky economy, RoR can speed up the development process and help companies save time and money. Today, the knowledge of Ruby can land you great jobs – there are lots of interesting projects and quite lucrative positions out there that involve this language. And Rails is there to help you make the most of it.
Two modern technologies of CSS/JS animation and HTML5 video allow designers to add awesome motion effects to their web designs, common examples being large background videos or web elements that move into place. These effects don’t always have to be so obvious though, which today’s featured websites prove. Subtle motion and animation can really enhance a design without being too distracting. Check out these 20 web designs that make use of clever video loops, animated objects and particle effects.
I’ve featured the trend of landscape photos in web design a couple of times over the past year or two, but this trend is going so strong there’s plenty more fresh examples to present. In today’s showcase I share a collection of website designs that all feature epic landscape photos in their headers and backgrounds. Admire these awesome scenes of nature comprising of rocky mountains, grassy fields and blue skies.
Last week I shared a roundup of websites that used many different variants of the colour red to create striking designs. This week I thought it would be interesting to check out a showcase of blue websites. The clean and fresh characteristics of this colour make it a popular choice with web designers, with light cyans being particularly trendy in the modern web design scene.
Red is a vibrant hue that colour theorists suggest represents love, anger and in some cultures, happiness, but how is it used in web design? The colour red in its many variants seems to be a popular choice with web designers. In today’s showcase we take a look at 35 great international examples of red usage in web design. See how this colour is used in each design, and more interestingly which other colours it is paired with to create striking colour schemes.
It’s a shame that typefaces with intact serifs aren’t more popular on the web. Sans-serif text seems to be dominant in the web design industry, despite modern technologies providing a vast library of fonts of all styles. However, when you do find examples of serif font use in web design they are often really beautiful, so in today’s showcase I feature 25 websites with elegant serif typography. These sites use classy serif fonts to create stylish and sophisticated designs.