I am continuing to do separated web-design roundups and research, this time we will look at good blog comment design examples. Maybe you can argue, how similar are such comment forms, but still I believe such huge roundups can help to see differences and compare many designs in one place.
Usually forms are pretty classic with standard fields, submit buttons – nothing more, nothing less. But still even little change of field background, border style, font, rounded corners, small icons can make huge difference. Usually my attention grabbed those comment designs with small icons added to describe each form, transparency and extended possibilities. It is always good idea to add live comment preview, smilies or some simple CSS bold, italic, underline effects to give more options to advanced comment writers. But if you want to really stand out and create something fancy, put background images in good use, where possibilities are endless as you will see in these forms. I really hope you will enjoy this article and will do your own research and considerations, what you like/dislike and why it is so. I will be more than happy if you will join to discussion in comments and pick your own favorites!Read More
I am starting to think, I will create this as monthly feature, maybe not only picking beautiful web design scratches from DeviantArt, but also featuring latest month best web design related articles. There is a reason why domain name is 1st web designer – I really want to make even bigger focus to just web design. I assure you site is going to change and grow as I promised, just it’s not so easy as I thought at first. Evolving needs experience to do that right, but I currently lack that thing a little bit, still we have now several guest writers, which I hope to become here regular and also website got beautiful proposal about new and special icon sets releasing under our site. I will talk about current future plans in next article, so be sure to come back here! Maybe even there will be monthly contests with good prices and interviews with experienced designers in near future, I will think about it and keep you informed!
Ok, got a little bit distracted, but now let’s enjoy again very beautiful artworks picked from DeviantArt to help you get inspired and scan what’s fresh can be seen in these designs!Read More
If we are starting to go crazy in typography style, then let’s continue with typographic and smart logo designs, shall we? Here you’ll find 72 beautiful logos created by talented designers. This showcase just proves the point how much can one/two words, icons tell using correctly white, negative, positive spacing, colors, accents creating interesting associations.
Explore and get creative as I did!Read More
This article showcases modern and interesting contact/web form solutions found around the Internet. I also collected interesting ways how people decide to call their contact forms – get in touch, contact info, say hello, talk to me, say hey, connect, say “hi”, mail us and of course – contact us. My own personal opinion is, you should use Contact or Contact Us in your navigation, but supplement it with creative relate photos and styled text. There you could use more creative – say hi, get in touch or friendly – say hello.Read More
As you may notice, I am always trying to vary tutorial, resource and informational posts with inspirational ones. And you guessed it – here you have inspirational post featuring several very talented web designers from DeviantArt. All of these inspiring website examples are fresh and new, from this month so you can see current trends. I must be honest I really love all of these sites, I like current trending and research made me want to get my hands dirty with some new design too. Carefully watch every detail – some designs are very simple, but white space is used very efficiently, creating outcome to look really professional. I enjoyed every pixel in these designs and hopefully this article and talented works will make you inspired too!Read More
Oh well, it is time for yet another inspirational post, this time I am featuring really creative and inspiring flash websites. Such websites never stop to surprise, because really there are almost no limitations, you can do and create everything there with action-script, animation, include videos and also create really interactive designs or even games!
I got really amazed what can be done with Flash and how limitless possibilities are. You also may notice there are a lot of design, development and interactive agencies in this article, but that’s really self explaining – creative souls and agencies really offer the greatest creativity, because on their own designs they really have no limits. Enjoy and consider to visit also this fresh portfolio inspiration article from year 2012!Read More
First one was about showcasing resources and premade gradients for Photoshop to get started, on the second part I made a research on how gradient effects are used in web designs and tried to look a little bit behind the scenes. Today you’ll see 30 logo designs using the same gradient effects to get 3D effect using beautiful colors. Actually it’s not so easy to create good looking logo using gradients, it comes from a lot of learning, but also that’s great way to easily create unique logo design, if you know how to use gradients in right way. This is kind of inspirational article to show great examples of gradient use, in the next and last gradient related article I’ll try to find really good Photoshop, Illustrator tutorials teaching you how to use gradients correctly, so stay with us and get inspired this time!Read More
Hello there! It’s time for little inspiration and this time I wanted to showcase something different. You may know that very popular designer slogan – “More is Less”, and yes it’s often so true – unexperienced people tend to overcrowd, use too much colors in their designs. I just love these designs – they are very light, clean and usually uses only monochrome color scheme and just one or two bright colors for links or headers.
You may also notice for such designs it’s more about grid, harmonic distribution through whole page and very silent, elegant accents. It’s not about many colorful photos,images or icons, crazy backgrounds or experimentation. Almost all of those designs are very clean, slightly increasing web page loading time, sometimes it’s crucial to have as light designs as possible, for example reddit, digg, stumbleupon social networks also consist of very few images and where is possible just color and CSS is used.Read More
It’s Monday and beautiful time to get inspired with very good examples and research a little bit what’s happening behind the scenes from graphic designer view.
This time I will showcase and analyze gradient effects used effectively in web-design and logo design creation. It’s very important to create and use subtle and eye-catchy color combinations and transitions to achieve modern and stylish effect. Maybe you haven’t noticed but light and shadow effects are widely used and it doesn’t necessary mean just color, but to bring greater effect, use textures and then put on them light but observable transparent color effects and you’ll see magic happening. Using light you can easily emphasize places and actually lead visitor’s attention from point to point using just color, illustrations, text size.Read More
There are millions of blogs around the world, so it’s really a challenge to stand out with unique design. Maybe somebody will tell, that all matters is content, but I strongly disagree. Right now, my own blog design looks quite miserable, so I really know that matters. If you leave professional look and feeling you’ll convert one time visitors into long-run subscribers so much easier.
This time I wanted to showcase really successful and creative blog designs I found through a lot of searching and comparing to give necessary inspiration for you, and actually for myself too a little bit. I divided all 55 blog designs in three categories – Dark Design Showcase 1-10, Colorful and Very Creative Design Showcase 11-45 and Clean And Elegant Design Showcase 46-55. Hope You enjoy this one!Read More