As one of the core design principles, typography can really make or break a website design. Despite recent advances in web type technology we’re still fairly limited when it comes to creative typography layouts, meaning image replacement techniques are still common, but these days we have massive choice when it comes to selecting fonts for our designs. This post showcases 40 website designs that all feature beautiful typography in a creative way, this might be through elegant typographic layouts or perfectly typeset combinations of styles to create visually pleasing pages.
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The video background trend in web design is definitely still hot. We first featured roundups of website designs using full-screen video backgrounds and video headers back in Spring, but we’ve stumbled across loads more designs that deserve to be featured here.
This post rounds up 20 more fresh examples of websites that have adopted stunning video backgrounds to introduce the site with motion pictures. Check them out!
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.
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 colors increase through the adoption of the flat design trend, but these hues are becoming increasingly vibrant following the release of iOS7 and the colorful iPhone 5C. Dazzling RGB colors 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 supersaturated background colors in web design.
With all the progressions of CSS and CSS3 over recent years we’ve reached a point where many of the old coding techniques that involved background images can now be created entirely with CSS. In this tutorial we’ll look at creating a series of breadcrumb navigation links in a flat design style without the need for the previously popular “sliding doors background image” method.