Your website’s header makes an immediate impact on your user so it’s important to get it right. Think about what you’re trying to achieve, what’s the first thing you want to tell your users when they visit your site, what will intrigue them and get them to read further?
A header gives you room to play and be creative, especially on the homepage, and there are a number of techniques you can use to connect with your user.
Take a look at these 5 different types of header design and see how the examples have used them creatively to make an impact.
The Huge Header
Takes up a lot of room and can be risky as you’re taking up valuable space, but done right it looks great and makes an impact.
Web design galleries offer designers and developers creative inspiration on their own designs. By aggregating the top web designs on the web, a gallery serves as a prime spot for getting those creative juices flowing.
In this article you’ll find 16 of the best and most popular web design galleries ranked in order by the number of votes they garnered on a poll that was published earlier this month. On instances where there was a tie, the site with the higher Alexa rank received a higher ranking.
16. Web Creme
There’s a plethora of weblogs that cover the topic of design. We all know of the big names out there (such as the amazing people over at Smashing Magazine), but there are tons more in the vast realm of the web that you may not have heard of yet, and it’s high time that they’re given some love.
This article presents 30 new and fresh design blogs that are worth checking out. Weblogs featured here discuss web, graphic, and print design. Hopefully you’ll find a link or two (or more) that piques your interests enough to prompt you to subscribe to them.
Adding illustrative elements to a web design can take it to a whole new level. Illustrations add a uniqueness and character to a design, giving it the ability to make it truly stand out from the crowd. Designers and artists use them in various parts of a design: as backgrounds, as part of a captivating header, or as an accent within the content area.
In this article, you’ll be able to set your eyes on some of the best examples of websites that have chosen to use illustrated elements as part of the design.
I’ve seen a few Twitter designer lists pop up here and there and wanted to offer a fresh spin on things. This list contains 16 designers who I find extremely friendly, genuine, and have something to offer to the design community.
Typography is a crucial component of a design. When used effectively, it sets the mood and solicits emotion about the design. Working with typography can be challenging, but fortunately, there is a plethora of free tools on the web that can help you work with type.
In this article, you’ll find 20 tools for working with typography. You’ll find an assortment of tools that’ll help you with testing, identifying, sizing, and even making, fonts.
Just like in most other professions, a web designer’s set of tools is what brings a concept into fruition. There are many applications available to our disposal, but there are some that just stand out from the crowd. The tools in this article are what’s regarded as the most popular tools used for web design.
In this article, you’ll find the five web design tools that garnered the most votes.