Photography is often used to set the mood in a website design, but illustrations are what really add character to a site. Today’s web design showcase features 25 fun web designs that all boast colorful and bold illustration work in various styles, including flat landscapes, cute characters, and detailed cartoons.
People always ask what font I use to create my annotated code examples in my web design tutorials here on Line25, so I figured a roundup of the best hand-drawn fonts would prove quite handy. This post rounds up a range of free handwriting fonts based on various handwriting styles. If you’re in need of a font to add a human touch to your design in the form of a note or a personal message, you can be sure you’ll find the perfect font in this collection.
A website design is the last kind of project you would expect a designer to use pencils, pens & paintbrushes. Typically website designs are digital creations made from CSS code and web fonts, but designers still make use of handcrafted elements to add character to their designs.
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 colors to create a patchwork quilt style layout that neatly presents a large amount of content in a small space.
Finding new clients always involves some work. But if you go about it in the right way, it will become less of a challenge. You still must be a go-getter, and be able to showcase your skills. The pay you receive depends on it.
One of the challenges you face is the competition. You can’t change that. It will always be there. What you can do, however, is change your own approach; to one that will leave the competition in a cloud of dust.
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.