Web design galleries are great places to find inspiration and gain an insight into the next big trend, but you’ll often find that the same sites are featured time and time again. Browsing sites such as Dribbble where designers share their current works in progress is a great way to find some hidden gems before they hit the mainstream.
The use of horizontal bands in website design has been a growing trend over the last few years with results of a fantastic looking website layout. Not only does the use of these horizontal strips provide specific containers for each page area, but it also spans right the way across the user’s monitor.
This is especially handy when taking into consideration those with an exceptionally large monitor, helping prevent the main site content being lost in a sea of flat color.
Check out this collection of excellent websites that use horizontal bands or horizontal layouts to feature their content, and follow through to a quick walkthrough of how to create the effect yourself.