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.
We rarely get the chance to admire the full beauty of website designs when we’re limited to the cropped viewport of our browser windows, but there’s some stunning examples of full page layouts out there. We might only see a finished website at a few thousand pixels at a time as we scroll down the page, but designers take great care to craft beautiful layouts in their design concepts. In today’s post I showcase 20 stunning full page web design concepts with layouts that should really be appreciated.
Back in the day, splash screens were a popular addition to websites. They were a frontal page that was displayed before the user accessed the main site, which typically featured a sparse layout incorporating just the website’s logo and guidance about which browsers and monitor resolutions were supported. Today we’re seeing a revival of the splash screen, although they’re much more visitor friendly than their ancestors. Modern examples of splash screens are built right into the main page, filling the screen with eye catching imagery but still only containing a logo or statement as the main piece of content. They act as a welcoming message to set the scene and entice the user before presenting them with the rest of the page.