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.
Despite how popular the trend of characters and mascots was back in the 2010-2011 era of web design, I found it pretty difficult to find many fresh examples. That’s not to say I didn’t find some cracking designs though! Today’s showcase features 20 fun websites that all feature cool cartoon characters. These sites have a fun personality which is a welcome contrast to the vast range of serious web designs we see on a daily basis. Do you know of any cool sites featuring characters? Be sure to link them in the comments.
While a ‘dark on light’ colour scheme is the most common approach for website design, some designers are creating powerful sites with dark interfaces. Black and dark coloured backgrounds create an alluring mood that entices the user and really helps the content stand out when mixed with high contrasting whites and bright hues. In today’s showcase I feature 25 stunning dark website designs for inspiration. See how they use black & white photography and strong highlight colours to create captivating designs.
The bold visual design of Infographics makes it easy to digest facts and figures about a given subject. There’s some great infographics based on interesting topics related to web design, from articles explaining the benefits of responsive design to interesting statistics about the industry. Today I showcase 15 interesting Infographics that every web designer will enjoy. Give your scrolling finger some exercise as you browse through this lengthy post!
It’s pretty difficult to find nice looking websites from the automotive industry! Most of them have the typical dealer-esque interface littered with “book a test drive” and “request a brochure” buttons, but there’s a hand full of automotive companies that commission special web brochures for their top of the range cars. These sites beautifully present the car and its features with stunning imagery and neat layouts, resulting in a much more interesting browsing experience. Today’s showcase features 20 creative promo websites from the automotive industry with clean, modern designs to market their flagship models.