30 Inspiring Dark and Sleek Web Designs

May 31 2009 by Jacob Gube | 46 Comments

The skilled use of color gradients, lighting and glow effects, and details such as inset pixel dividers can lead to a gorgeous and sleek web design. When choosing a color palette, designers can often decide among a dark theme, a neutral/light theme, or a bright/colorful theme; this showcase presents dark-themed web layouts.

In this collection, you’ll find some terrific and inspirational examples of dark and sleek web designs.

1. Tapbots

Tapbots

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22 Creative Uses of Robots in Web Design

May 25 2009 by Jacob Gube | 60 Comments

Simply put… robots are awesome. Using robots in a web layout adds a touch of unique and futuristic feel to it. In this imaginative showcase, you’ll find creative applications of robotic elements in web design.

1. Suponix

Suponix

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40 Beautiful Examples of Minimalism in Web Design

May 24 2009 by Jacob Gube | 98 Comments

Minimalism is a design style that emphasizes simplicity and the removal of superfluous elements in one’s own work. It’s applied in art, architecture, print work, and in web design.  There is something extraordinary about making something magnificent with limited resources, and in this showcase, you’ll find the work of talented designers that exhibit exemplary use of Minimalism theories applied to web design.

1. Typographica

Typographica

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30 Beautiful Web Designs Inspired by Nature

May 23 2009 by Jacob Gube | 43 Comments

Incorporating nature-inspired elements in web layouts is a popular design trend. By making use of organic parts of nature such as trees, leaves, the sun, the sky, and fauna, you can give your designs a more realistic and down-to-earth look and feel.

In this collection, you’ll find some of the best web designs that take inspiration from nature.

Yalo.fi

Yalo.fi

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25 Great Examples of Using Gradient Effects in Web Designs

May 16 2009 by Jacob Gube | 47 Comments

Using color gradients, or effects that transition two or more colors with one another, is one of the most popular design techniques in web design. They’re easy to create yet hard to get right. In this showcase, you’ll witness some of the best examples of using color gradients in the hopes of inspiring you in your own designs.

If you’d like to learn more about color gradients, check out the tutorial called "Make High-Impact Backgrounds for Your Designs with Photoshop" which covers the use of color gradients, among other techniques.

ECTOMACHINE

ECTOMACHINE

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30 Inspiring Web Design Layouts from deviantART

May 8 2009 by Tyler Denis | 68 Comments

deviantART, a widely popular online graphic design community, is an unlikely (but surprisingly terrific) place to find inspiration for web design. There are many designers and artists at deviantART who choose to display their beautiful creations to the rest of the community. In this collection, you’ll find some of the best web design layouts created by deviantARTists.

1. add dot cc *

urben Event

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30 Examples of Watercolor Effects and Brush Strokes in Web Design

Apr 25 2009 by Angela Rohner | 27 Comments

There are many creative ways to use watercolor effects and brush strokes in a web design to make it really stand out. Some of the examples below use the painted effect all over their websites, and some use subtle instances that add the perfect amount of artistic flair.

In this showcase, you’ll see 30 examples of watercolor effects and brush strokes in web design.

agamicreative.com

agamicreative.com

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