User dashboards are a difficult interface to design, there’s loads of information that needs to be neatly presented to bring the user up to speed, but you don’t want to slap them in the face with tons of data. Today’s showcase features 25 nicely designed apps that do a great job of presenting information neatly and clearly in a concise dashboard. See how they use colour, charts, graphs and icons to create visually stunning interfaces.
Posts from May, 2014
The sidebar menu seems to be coming back into fashion once again after it was left behind for horizontal navigation bars. The sidebar menu was most common back in the early days of web design, but these days we’re starting to see designers ditch the horizontal nav bar in favour of the vertical list once again. Nowadays though these menus are built with large icons or clever animation effects that allow them to slide in and out of view. Today’s web design showcase features 20 sites that all feature modern examples of the classic sidebar menu layout.
Websites are naturally made up of a series of square blocks due to the way they’re coded with HTML. This results in the typical boxy designs we’ve all come to expect on the web, but some designers are breaking free from the limitations of horizontal and vertical lines to experiment with other layouts. Today’s web design showcase features 25 cool sites that think outside the box with unusual shapes and angles.
As one of the main design principles, colour is an important factor to consider when building a website, especially since it’s one of the main tools that allows you to add character and relate the site to a specific brand. Sometimes the best designs only make use of a select number of colours, providing consistency throughout the whole page. Today’s web design roundup showcases 25 well designed websites that are all created with a limited colour palette, these sites use just 3-4 colours throughout the whole design, reusing the same swatches from the colour scheme for backgrounds, text, and titles.