Websites, logos, user interface components and icons can — and often do — get rejected by clients and bosses for various reasons. But that doesn’t mean they’re not great designs.
In fact, I’d like to show my appreciation of some excellent designs on Dribbble (a community site for designers to show their work) that didn’t make the cut for reasons like "it doesn’t fit in our design" or "it’s not what we are looking for."
Responsive web design is the practice of enhancing the experience of the user by adapting the web page layout to the device he or she is using when accessing the site. There are several ways to create a responsive web design, media queries being the standard technique.
Check out the beautiful responsive website layouts below for inspiration in your own responsive web design projects.
When a web application or web service has several prices, they’ll often have a pricing page that displays the different plans or subscriptions you can get, typically laid out in a pricing table so that you can easily compare between the differences of each item.
For inspiration, check out this collection of pricing tables from various websites.
Using large photographs as the background of a website’s layout can be a quick and easy way to make it unforgettable. In this web design showcase aimed to get your creative juices flowing, you’ll discover some gorgeous sites that use photos of people, landscapes, objects and more as their backgrounds.
Using textures in your web designs can give them an element of uniqueness. Websites featured in this showcase use textures in a variety of ways. I’ve also created a list of textured web design resources at the end of this inspiration showcase.
Using dark colors in your web design can create a look that’s edgy. This showcase features some excellent dark website designs for your inspiration. At the end of this showcase, you’ll find several more resources related to dark web designs.
There seems to be a recent trend whereby creatives are aesthetically stripping down their online portfolios to their bare essentials. (UK-based web designer/web developer Kean Richmond recently discussed this trend in an article about "undesign", and the possible reasons why this trend is becoming widespread.)
In this showcase, you’ll get to see 30 great examples of minimalist portfolio sites for your inspiration.