I do a fair bit of trend spotting while I’m browsing for cool website designs to feature in my Sites of the Week roundups. One popular design trend I’ve noticed is becoming more and more popular is the split layout, where the page is divided vertically into two halves to display separate areas of content. Often these two halves are contrasting with light and dark colour schemes and allow the user to make a decision on the type of content they want to see. This post rounds up 10 great examples of websites boasting this vertical split layout. I wonder if we’ll start to see it become more common in the near future.
We’ve all heard the saying a picture is worth a thousand words, well that notion is certainly true with today’s showcase of website designs. These sites greet the user with a huge full screen photo which not only introduces the site and sets the scene, it can also create an emotional connection with the viewer to attract their attention. Check out this collection of 30 fantastic website designs which all feature a minimal landing page with little content other than beautiful photography.
About pages are one of the most important aspects of any website. They provide the opportunity to give our site and company a human touch and allow users to put a face to the name. Freelancer about pages are simple, it all about you! But agencies often need to introduce many people who form a team. This post showcases over 15 creative examples of “Meet the Team” style About pages which provide images and background information for each employee.
Presentation is key when it comes to showing off your design work. No matter whether you’re presenting your designs to a client or showcasing your latest work in your portfolio, mocking up the artwork to simulate its intended use can really add those finishing touches and boost its value. Today’s roundup is a collection of useful PSD mockup templates specifically for showing off your iOS app designs.
The idea of replicating a desk top view has been around for years but it’s much less common in the aftermath of the skeuomorphism revolt. Still, there’s a hand full of designs that really pull off this style, either through the use of photography or complete layouts made to mimic a desk or table top. Are there any great examples you know of that I’ve missed?
We’ve seen the use of solid colours increase through the adoption of the flat design trend, but these hues are becoming increasingly vibrant following the release of iOS7 and the colourful iPhone 5C. Dazzling RGB colours are becoming more popular in the latest website designs, with saturation levels at an all time high. This post rounds up a collection of over 20 great examples of the growing trend of super saturated background colors in web design.