Five Types of Effective Headers in Web Design

Apr 23 2009 by Lee Munroe | 92 Comments

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.

Lewro’s Blog

Lewro's Blog

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How to Create a Sleek and Textured Web Layout in Photoshop

Apr 22 2009 by Matthew Heidenreich | 103 Comments

How to Create a Sleek and Textured Web Design in Photoshop

In this Photoshop web design tutorial, you’ll learn how to create a full web page layout that combines the sleek and textured look-and-feel using a combination of beginning to intermediate Adobe Photoshop techniques.

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16 Best Web Design Galleries for Inspiration

Apr 21 2009 by Jacob Gube | 122 Comments

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

Web Creme

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Best Flash Portfolio Site?

Apr 20 2009 by Jacob Gube | 58 Comments

Flash portfolio sites can give visitors an unrivaled and memorable experience, as well as show off the designer’s capabilities in creating Flash-based sites.

Best Flash Portfolio Site? leading image.

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40+ Stylish and Trendy Icon Sets

Apr 19 2009 by Jacob Gube | 29 Comments

When you want to customize your desktop, one of the first things that’s got to go are your operating system’s default icons. There are quite a lot of free and very impressive icon sets out there for you to use, licensed for personal and/or commercial use.

This collection presents to you more than 40 unique, beautiful and free icon sets that you can download and install on your computer to liven up your computer desktop.

Exempli Gratia

Exempli Gratia

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30 Creative Illustrative Website Headers

Apr 18 2009 by Jacob Gube | 35 Comments

Using illustration in a web design can give it a captivating and impressive look. When used in a manner that compliments the theme, topic, and message of the site – it can be an effective way of creating a memorable impression upon users. When used in a prominent location – such as the website’s header – the designer ensures that his or her visitors will see the work of art right away.

In this showcase, you’ll see 30 beautiful website headers that use illustration for your design inspiration.

CARTONBLANC

CARTONBLANC

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SR Grunge: Free High Resolution Photoshop Grunge Brushes

Apr 17 2009 by Jacob Gube | 21 Comments

SR Grunge: Free High Resolution Grunge Brushes

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