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15 Small Mini Icon Sets for Your Web Projects

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Icons and visual clues are important additions to any web app, but they can be difficult to create yourself because of the tiny dimensions.

Luckily there are stacks of free high-quality icon sets out there on the web, that have been created by talented designers. You can be sure that you’ll find almost any style of the icon you need in this collection of packs.

30+ Horizontally Scrolling Websites Showcase

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Love them or hate them, horizontally scrolling websites are scattered around the net, and there are some fantastic examples. Unlike the traditional layout of a website that scrolls up and down, horizontal websites flip things around and scroll from left to right. Sometimes they’re enhanced with Javascript to offer an even richer user experience, such as auto-scrolling effects. Check out this collection of 30 inspiring examples, and follow on to a hand full of brilliant tutorials that give an insight into the theory and practice of creating a horizontal site of your own.

Showcase of Websites with Illustrated Backgrounds

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One of my favorite styles of web design is the combination of hand drawn elements with digital interfaces. This showcase rounds up a collection of web designs with illustrated backgrounds. Check them out and see what makes them special, practical and eye-catching for the visitors. These websites all use illustrated backgrounds and different styles you’ll be inspired by, from using cartoonish illustrations, to detailed, modern vector art.

Top 5 Web Design Debates That Cause the Most Riots

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The world that surrounds the topic of Web Design is home to many debates and opinions on best practices or generally how things should and shouldn’t be done. While many of these opinions are accepted and taken on board by everyone, there are some that end up being split into two opposing camps. One camp will provide an expert opinion for one side of the argument, while the other contradicts with an equally valid argument. Let’s take a look at the five most popular debates; the ones that often end up developing into digital riots with opinions flying like arrows across the vast no-man’s land known as the comments section.

A Showcase of Beautiful Typography in Web Design

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We all know how important typography is in web design and design in general. Choosing the right typeface(s) for web, colors and, if necessary, applying the right type treatment can help tremendously in conveying your message to your audience.

Most of the websites showcased today use large typography mostly in their headers, but also in other places such as subheadings and other elements to draw attention to areas of importance. Let’s take a look at some of the best examples of typography in web design.