As a designer, it is important to be aware of the trending colors, and how they are being applied in products and work produced today. What really isn’t being discussed by the design world at large though are the limitations being set on color. Color is as free for us to use as the air we breathe… or is it?
I’d like to share with you some of the tools, ideas and resources that I use as a designer whenever I need some design inspiration. Some of the resources and ideas in this article may be things that you already know, and some may be new to you that you can try. Whatever the case, I hope you enjoy it!
Design-Related Websites and Blogs
In the heydays of the internet – when Google wasn’t the only search engine people used to seek information on the web – web surfers (I bet you haven’t heard that term in a while) had several options for finding what they needed on the net.
This article harks back to the days of AltaVista, HotBot, and when Ask was still Ask Jeeves. You’ll see how the web designs of ubiquitous search engines of the past have evolved through time. Put your nostalgia hats on as we travel back to the ancient times of the internet!
Having a web-based portfolio is crucial for displaying your online and/or offline work. The key to an effective portfolio design is how you to set up the content. In this article, we are going to cover various ways designers and artists set up their portfolio site. We’re also going to look at some well-designed examples from each style.
1. Portfolio as the main focus
These portfolio websites are usually pretty simple, having some basic information on the front page. All the focus is geared towards the design work.
The homepage is what many people see when first encountering a website, and it can lead to a lasting impression (negative or positive) that can affect their decision to return to it.
In this article, we’ll go over some web design tips for designing homepages and uncover some of the vital steps required to construct a powerful and successful front page.
Identify the website’s purpose/goal
A designer should understand the purpose of the site in order to build an effective homepage design.
The alignment of elements in a web page is a very important aspect of a good web design. In this info-comic, The Brads illustrate important concepts and best practices for alignment.