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.
Posts from April, 2015
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.
Since the implementation of @font-face, web fonts have become a big deal in Web Design. It’s not so long ago that Web Designers were limited to 5 or so “web safe fonts”, but now the choice is vast. You can’t go using any font in your designs though, you have to make sure the typeface you’re using is licensed for web use. That’s why I figured you might be interested in this latest deal from Design Cuts. At 99% off this offer is unmissable as it stands, but if you’re a Web Designer, the free extended licensing and web fonts included might be right up your street.
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!