For this inspiration collection, we came upon somewhat of a trend: Skulls and skeletons. It seems that skull and skeleton motifs are all the rage with you artists out there, so we’ve collected a few really great examples from some immensely talented folks to showcase and inspire. As most of you know, we’re always looking for great artists doing great things — it’s one of the most favorite tasks we have as editors of Design Instruct! Please don’t forget to visit the portfolios of the artists featured here to support their work.
Mobile apps often have a dedicated website or landing page for informing site visitors about the app’s features. This site also presents a great opportunity to gain more users and for getting the app seen and recognized by more people. Whether you’re in need of inspiration for your mobile app’s website design or simply want to look at well-designed websites in general, take a peep at the sites featured here.
Using large photographic images as a prominent design element of a web page continues to be a popular web design trend today. In this showcase, you’ll find a few good examples — 30 to be exact — of websites that use large photos in their design.
Looking at the company websites of design agencies and studios can give you a quick burst of creative inspiration because they must, as a matter of professional obligation, exhibit good design. Also, you can study their site’s design to uncover cutting edge trends — and recently, these are responsive web design, single-page sites, flat UI, and minimalist designs — to catch up on the latest web design styles and techniques. In this showcase, you’ll find the beautiful websites of some top-notch design agencies/studios.
Using textures in a website’s design gives it an interesting and organic-like element. Do you like using textures in your web design projects? If so, have a look at these excellent web designs that have textured elements.
Landing pages are web pages that primarily serve to convince site visitors to take an action (such as signing up for an account, buying a product, etc.) For inspiration, have a look at these 30 beautiful and well-designed landing pages. The landing pages featured in this showcase provide potential users with compelling information and calls-to-action about the featured product or service.
Using a big photo for a website’s background has become a popular trend. When used effectively, photos can bring a captivating design component to your site. The following are 30 excellent examples of websites that creatively use large photos as a background.
I’ve been using an iPhone since the first generation of its kind came out, so as you can probably guess, I’d be naturally drawn to sites that somehow incorporate this ubiquitous smartphone into their design. For fun, I decided to scour the Web for websites that use iPhones as a prominent design component, and in this collection, I’d like to show you what I found.
There’s a popular trend in web design that makes use of huge photos as a site’s background. Often, the big background photos will automatically change after a set interval, giving the site a captivating interactive component. For some creative inspiration, check out these inspiring web designs that use large photographic backgrounds.
Minimalism is tricky to get right. Beautiful typography, well-executed whitespace, a carefully chosen color palette, and — perhaps most importantly — making smart decisions about which design elements to include and leave out are some of the things that are factors in producing a great minimalist design. For inspiration, take a look at these 50 minimalist, clean, and simple website designs.
We’ve had a Flickr group for quite some time now. We’ll usually go there to see if anything catches our eye and something usually does. It’s a great place to find some true gems. In fact, at least a couple of your favorite Design Instruct contributors works were spotted in the Flickr pool and that how we asked them to write for all of you!
When people mention monochrome, it’s sometimes easy to think in just black and white or – more appropriately – “grayscale.” Monochrome can actually also mean the use of various shades and tones of one color. In this collection, we’ve compiled some very interesting use of monochrome color palettes in webdesign. You’ll notice that the designs are usually clean and has a quality of cohesiveness because of the way that the colors are used.