Designing a website using just black and white provides the highest contrast possible between text and background elements. Combined with black and white photography, this produces powerful designs that grab the attention of the viewer and draws them in with their seductive qualities. In today’s showcase I round up 20 beautiful examples of monochromatic website designs that master the use of black and white in their interfaces.
Responsive web design is all about ensuring your website design looks and works great on devices of all size, but when it comes to showcasing your work in your portfolio or presenting designs to clients, you need a way of showing all the various viewport layouts in one go. Mockup PSDs are a great way to do so, by allowing you to paste in a design onto the screens of computers, phones and tablets. In today’s post I round up 15 of the best free mockup PSDs to present your responsive web designs.
The concept of the elevator pitch has become a popular feature in web design. Bold statements that introduce and describe a company or individual now dominate the mastheads of agency and portfolio sites. In today’s web design showcase I present 25 great examples of websites that successfully explain what they’re all about in a clear and concise statement. See how they use white space, typography and colour to ensure their message gets across.
We all love checking out the latest web designs with loud colours, trendy headers and stunning imagery, but sometimes it’s nice to admire the everlasting style of minimalist design. The ultra minimal websites in this showcase focus on composition and typography to create stripped back, naked designs that are just as beautiful as those full of glamour.
There is a lot of buzz around the video background trend at the moment, along with video as a marketing tool and short explainer videos that introduce a product or company. In this week’s article Julia Blake takes a closer look at video as a design phenomenon and explains some of the pros and cons of video use in web design.
Grids are normally seen as blocky layouts with strict rows and columns, but grids don’t always have to be so structured. Modular grids provide a balanced layout by dividing up your content into equal measures, but the ability to span multiple columns ensures the content appears interesting and dynamic. Modular grids are becoming increasingly popular in web design, often combined with images and bright colours to create a patchwork quilt style layout that neatly presents a large amount of content in a small space. In today’s showcase I provide 20 great examples of websites that are built with modular grids, these layouts bring harmony and order to a chaotic amount of content!