Because currently I worked in a newspaper company, I have the opportunities to redesign the online version of their newspaper. I have not done any newspaper website design before and this is a great challenge for me. I always think that it is hard to create designs that has large amount of content and the flexibility of the layout, as well as how to make it usable to readers.
From my research, online version of Newspaper or magazine must have a layout that allow people to quick scan the latest news and quickly know the news that matters the most of the particular day. To support this, we can use white space, typography, colors etc to achieve this result. Besides that, also have to think of how to make space for advertising without taking too much attention away from the main content. Below are the examples of newspaper and magazine websites with good and usable front page design.
Information graphics or in short, infographics, are graphic visual representations of information, data or knowledge. With visual aids, complex data can be presented in graphical way and is easier to remember and more enjoyable when reading it. Currently, there are a lot of educational articles are presented in infographic on the Internet, and I found 8 useful websites that showcase the inspirational infographics.
While majority of the infographics are designed and presented in a form of image, but there are also animated one, as well as interactive. I personally really like infographics because it is entertaining and creative. Without further elaborating, below are some websites that you should visit for infographic inspiration.
Apple is very popular for its innovative and cutting edge hardwares and softwares, and somehow they are the trend setter in terms of design. For example back in the days, the rising of the glossy button was inspired by Apple and now, the fabric texture in the Apple iOS.
The fabric texture was seen as the background for the app folders, as well as in the Maps app, when you click the page flip button at the bottom right corner. The texture is classy and subtle, and really fits well as background. Besides app, on the web world I started to see the fabric texture featured in some websites. Here I will show you 5 websites that uses iOS fabric texture as background.
Photography is a very interesting creative form of art. People can capture many things with their camera and one of it is taking self-portraits. Recently I found a set of really interesting self-portraits where in every shot, the photographer is hanging in the air. Entering the levitating self-portraits by Natsumi a.k.a. Yowayowa Camera Woman.
According to Natsumi, “Yowayowa” means weak or feeble. In the levitating self-portraits series, the photos have lots of varieties. Some shots are taken close to the photographer, some are further away. Some shots with simple jumping, while some are action-packed. But overall, the levitating photos are really cleverly well interacted with the surroundings.
Business cards are cards bearing business information about a company or individual. It’s a very important form of tool for business situation and self promotion. A clean, well designed card printed on quality paper shows the person’s profession and chances getting greater impression by the receiver are higher.
There are many cool business cards designs and today I’m going to introduce 10 awesome websites that you can look for business cards design inspiration. With these sites, you can find all sorts of well designed cards and out of the box designs. Read on to check them out!
There are tonnes of websites and blogs that dedicated to topics related to web design and development, ranging from design best practices, tutorials to design inspiration. I bet as a Web Designer, everyone has their favorite web design blogs. Recently, I discovered 9 web design blogs that worth a visit.
These websites that I’m going to introduce might not be as popular as the mainstream blogs, but definitely they have something that are useful for you as well. I really enjoy visiting them. Please continue reading and check those websites out!
Recently I found another interesting style in Web Design as the boring scrolling experience become really unique and fresh. Scrolling in either horizontally or vertically, it brings the whole new perspective towards creative presentation on the web. We can see how the designers telling a story through scrolling down a page, and the creative placement of the graphic elements that react according to the browser screen.
Personally I found this is really interesting and definitely worth checking out how it actually be done. If you know any resources or tutorials that talks about this cool effect please do let me know by commenting at comment form below. Without further talking, below are the 7 websites that I would like to share with you guys.
Few more days to go which marks the end of the brilliant year of 2010. It’s been an exciting year for the world of Web Design and the social web, a lot of new ideas, great designs, resources and tutorials that we all can collect and learn. There are a lot of “best of” roundups from various blogs and here I put up all together in a post for easy reference.
I categorize the best of roundups into 8 big categories which consist of best free fonts, best jQuery plugins, best tutorials and more. Well continue reading to check them out!
Visiting galleries definitely are one of the ways to look for design inspirations. There are tonnes of galleries out there showcasing the best in designs, and some of them are focusing on specific genre or field of area, for example app designs, minimalist designs, typography and more. This is quite handy because I can focus on specific genre in straight forward manner.
Without further elaborating, below are some galleries with specific genre. Continue reading to proceed!
Playground is always the best place to have fun and explore new things. Kids loves to play with sand, bricks and toys. But this doesn’t mean that human stop playing when grown up. We are still playing but with different sets of tools and play zone. Web Designers and Developers too, love to play and experiment. Here in this post, I present you 8 designers and developers’ front end playground.