Beautiful Photographs of Winter

Dec 28 2009 by Tomas Laurinavicius | 29 Comments

Winter is upon us (in the Northern Hemisphere at least). Few things in this world can be so solemn and magnificent at the same time, the winter season being one of those things. In this collection, we share with you a stunning set of photos that capture the true beauty and essence of winter.

School's Out For EverSchool’s Out For Ever By TheReal7

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45+ Beautiful Web Designs from Germany

Nov 29 2009 by Sergej Muller | 73 Comments

There are many German designers and developers (such as myself) using their skills and experience to design and create user-friendly and world-class quality websites. In this web design collection, you will find a fantastic and handpicked selection of creative and successful web designs from "good old Germany".

This design collection was inspired by the Smashing Magazine’s "Global Web Design" series (they already have a showcase for Russia and Ireland; you should check theirs out after).

1. My Lane

My Lane

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25 Beautiful Teal Colored Web Designs for Your Inspiration

Nov 28 2009 by Chris Spada | 26 Comments

Choosing the right colors for your design is a task not to be taken lightly as it will have a direct effect on the mood of your page viewers. Bold and bright colors may stand out and say "Hey! Look over here," which is great when you have a very limited area to work with, but what happens when you’re not trying to tell a story at the top of your lungs?

One color that has been trending lately is teal. Teal has a very disarming quality that seems to welcome you in and invites you for tea. In this collection, we share 25 websites displaying great use of the color teal.

1. Owltastic


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80 Examples of Add to Cart Buttons for Design Inspiration

Oct 31 2009 by Sergej Muller | 33 Comments

The primary task of an online shop is to get the user to purchase something. It is this reason why elements on their web pages such as descriptions, price information, and related products should be well thought out and must be purposeful. Among these page elements is the "add to Cart" or "add to basket" button, which is essential in its role as an important call to action.

In this collection, you will find some examples of good Add to Cart buttons from e-commerce websites around the world for your inspiration and reference.

1. William Turner

William Turner

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35 Creative Twitter User Profile Designs

Oct 21 2009 by Tomas Laurinavicius | 68 Comments

One of the most important aspects of attracting followers on Twitter, in addition to quality tweets, is your Twitter page profile design; it has to be creative and attractive to show that you take tweeting seriously. This collection of Twitter user profile designs follows up on an earlier showcase that we published called 50 Beautiful & Unique Twitter Profile Designs.

In this collection, you’ll find some of the great Twitter user profile designs out there.

1. @Doubleolee


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Beautiful Gradient Typography in Web Design

Oct 19 2009 by Jacob Gube | 16 Comments

Using color gradients as a type treatment is a very popular technique for creating captivating text in a web design. They’re used in many situations: for site logos, introductory text, visual elements, and more. But be cautious: the only thing that separates stylish and tacky is a few mistakes in your Photoshop settings.

If you’re looking for inspiration and great examples of gradient text treatments in web designs, here are a few to check out.

1. Bainbridge Studios

Bainbridge Studios

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30 Impressive vCard Web Designs

Oct 12 2009 by Jacob Gube | 57 Comments

A vCard is an electronic business card that uses a standard format. Some individuals have taken to creating simple, typically one-page, sites that center around their vCard. These sites contain minimal content, usually just basic information about the individual (i.e. job title) and contact information (i.e. mailing addresses and links to social media profiles). Designer and Blogger, Tim Van Damme, started this web design trend, and for a lack of a better term, I’ll call them vCard sites.

In this collection, you’ll find some impressive vCard sites for inspiration.



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