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

2. aiAlex

aiAlex

3. Radium

Radium

4. Deagostini Bombers of World War II

Deagostini Bombers of World War II

5. Coda

Coda

6. Bird Malaysia

Bird Malaysia

7. atebits

atebits

8. Macalicious

Macalicious

9. Idea Foundry

Idea Foundry

10. iceberg

iceberg

11. Newism

Newism

12. Studio 7 Designs Inc

Studio 7 Designs Inc

13. Overture Technologies

Overture Technologies

14. Your Web Job

Your Web Job

15. WPCoder

WPCoder

16. Strutta

Strutta

17. Hashrocket

Hashrocket

18. Mac.AppStorm

Mac.AppStorm

19. Hugs

Hugs

20. Keypoint

Keypoint

21. OnWired

OnWired

22. Anderbose

Anderbose

23. Uncover

Uncover

24. Mein Brandenburg

Mein Brandenburg

25. Shopify

Shopify

26. goinnovate

goinnovate

27. Brian Michael Hansen

Brian Michael Hansen

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Jacob Gube is the Founder and Chief Editor of Six Revisions. He’s also a web developer/designer who specializes in front-end development (JavaScript, HTML, CSS) and PHP development. If you’d like to connect with him, head on over to the contact page and follow him on Twitter: @sixrevisions.

16 Comments

Bryan Hughes

October 20th, 2009

Good selections, and they all look good, but I’d love to see some more creative uses of gradients. Most of these selections, though very well executed, look like pretty standard use.

Mike Smith

October 20th, 2009

I think that gradients should be used as much as possible, unless you’re going for the minimal, flat style layout. With the types of websites in the list, gradients are a must.

Good list!

Kendall

October 20th, 2009

Gradients are definitely one of those cases in which less is more. Great roundup–I thought it would be too simplistic, but I was pleasantly surprised!

Callum

October 20th, 2009

What I’ve noticed is that the smaller the change of colour the better the gradient looks.

Dzinepress

October 20th, 2009

i really like web 2.0 gradients which you listing design inspirations, amazing designs.

Angela

October 20th, 2009

Great showcase Jacob!

Hamdent

October 20th, 2009

Falun Gong is very good.

Ben

October 20th, 2009

Nice showcase here… It makes me notice that when the gradient is nice, the website itself is nice as well (most of the time)

Shane

October 21st, 2009

Really nice collection, some really subtle but effective gradients.
Thanks for sharing.

Evan Jones

October 22nd, 2009

Subtle gradients go a long way in making a great website design. Always makes me smile.

Singpore

October 23rd, 2009

Cool showcase. Through little tricks like making subtle gradients you can actually make quite an impact

Mauriti

October 23rd, 2009

Gradients have been a trend for some time but now we see them mixed with other things like textures, pixels and other creative elements breathing new life and freshness in them.

Rob

October 25th, 2009

Very inspirational designs you have on here, looking at these I think I should try integrate these techniques more, well that’s if my clients want it of course :). Have been told not to overuse gradients by several people, but I still use them in some of my designs from time to time.

Rak

April 26th, 2010

atebits – interface is just to die for! Damn that’s good.

Zsolt

September 30th, 2010

Number 8 looks so smooth, i like it…
Nice collection, but some of them are nothing “new”.

Danny

July 28th, 2011

Love number 5! just something about it what just makes it look awesome! Thanks for posting, :)

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