30 Minimalist Portfolio Website Designs for Inspiration

Apr 4 2012 by Jacob Gube | 26 Comments

30 Minimalist Portfolio Website Designs for Inspiration

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.

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30 Beautiful Dark-themed Web Designs for Inspiration

Nov 17 2011 by Jacob Gube | 15 Comments

30 Beautiful Dark-themed Web Designs for Inspiration

Using a dark color theme in a website can convey many types of feelings and emotions towards its visitors. Edginess, elegance, modernity — these are just a handful of things that can be associated with dark colors.

There are countless of gorgeous dark-themed web designs on the Web. In this web design showcase, you’ll find 30 hand-picked websites that use a primarily dark color palette.

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Showcase: 30 Beautiful Blog Designs for Inspiration

Oct 19 2011 by Jacob Gube | 29 Comments

Beautiful Blog Designs for Inspiration

A beautiful and well-designed blog can leave a lasting impression onto its readers. With so many sites competing for the attention of Internet users, the appearance of a blog can be a large factor in helping it stand out from the crowd. In this showcase, you’ll find a wide variety of beautiful blog designs for inspiration.

If you’d like to see more blog designs not in this collection, see our other showcase: 40 Excellent Blog Designs.

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30 Strikingly Vibrant Web Designs for Inspiration

Sep 9 2011 by Jacob Gube | 19 Comments

30 Strikingly Vibrant Web Designs for Inspiration

Working with bright, high-impact colors in your designs can prove to be a powerful tool in your creative arsenal. Bright colors are able to grab attention and they make a design appear fun, youthful, cheery and modern. Because using loud, bold colors in a design can go from these positive themes to as though a child went a little bit wild with crayons, check out this collection of beautifully vibrant web designs for inspiration.

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30 Beautiful Clean and Simple Web Designs for Inspiration

Aug 13 2011 by Jacob Gube | 33 Comments

30 Beautiful Clean and Simple Web Designs for Inspiration

Beautiful typography, strategic use of colors and graphics, and obstruction-free aesthetics devoid of visual clutter are a few of the characteristics shared among web designs that are clean and simple.

In this collection, you’ll discover a few excellent web designs that are clean, simple and elegant.

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30 Inspiring “About Me” Pages

May 25 2011 by Stephanie Hamilton | 43 Comments

"About me" pages have the ability to engage and inform your site visitors in a personal and friendly way. For web professionals, our "About me" page can be critical in establishing a true connection with potential clients, and it can set us apart from a sea of other designers and developers.

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30 Awesome Web Designs That Create an Illusion of Depth

May 13 2011 by Stephanie Hamilton | 35 Comments

30 Awesome Web Designs That Create an Illusion of Depth

Depth perception is our ability to see the world in three dimensions. It allows us to gauge the relative distances of objects we can see. In a plane/2D surface, depth can be simulated by the use of concepts related to depth of field, perspective, focal/vantage point, shading, lighting, and others.

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