Category Archives: Design Styles

2008 Summer Music Festival Websites

Music Festivals, Concert Tours Website Designs Some huge summer concert venues, totaling crowds in the thousands, if not millions all combined… You would think they would have brilliant websites. I’ve found some of the best websites for 2008 summer music … Continue reading

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Grid-Based Design 101

In this article we’ll take a look at some of the basics of grid-based design so that you can understand it and apply it to your projects. Continue reading

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11 Luscious Designs Let Down by Illegible Type

An interesting look at some lovely designs, that are let down in the writers opinion by illegible type. The primary objective of type, for example, is not to look pretty, but to convey information. There are times however, when this … Continue reading

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6 Methods to Make Your Website Standout

A goal of most designers is to make their projects stand out in some way. With millions of websites online and more being added everyday, creating something unique is increasingly difficult. Each designer has a different approach. Here is a look at 7 things you can do to make your site standout.

1. Large Background Images

One of the easiest ways to create a unique design that is sure to stand out is to use a large background image. The images can enhance the layout of the page and make it more complete and visually appealing. With CSS, the background image is simple to add, and it can drastically change the look of an otherwise routine website. Continue reading

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Creating The Perfect Portfolio

Some great advice to consider when building your online design portfolio. If you’re a designer looking for a job—whether of the freelance or permanent variety—then an online portfolio is pretty much mandatory. In many instances, your portfolio will be looked … Continue reading

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25 Beautifully Colorful Websites

When designing a website, one of the most common challenges is to develop an effective color scheme. The 25 sites that are showcased here have, in my opinion, done a great job of incorporating color and creating an attractive appearance. … Continue reading

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How To Identify Bad Web 2.0 Design

We’ve all seen it, and now here are some quick ways to figure out if a web 2.0 product is well-designed, or just trying too hard to fit in.

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10 Principles Of Effective Web Design

A look at web design approaches which, used properly, can lead to more sophisticated design decisions and simplify the process of perceiving presented information.

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