A nice way to polish your website design is to add to your footer a small but memorable illustration.
A fresh, shiny example of footer design with vibrant, intensely hued baloons and bubbles to add emphasis to texts and titles.
A minimal grid meets a horizontal scrolling in this interesting, minimal, website about design and typography.
I immediately noticed and loved the plus sign used in the submit button of this huge, “organic” form.
I couldn’t shake this feeling that I was missing something in my collection of navigation, so today I picked for you this fine example of textual accordion menu.
The first thing you’ll need to do, when meeting an unknown audience, is obviously to introduce yourself.
You’ll have to do it also in your website. In this case, illustrator and webdesigner Jacob Souva is introducing himself using an old photo of himself as a kid, framed by concentric circles, conveying a warm and friendly feeling.
In this example, the white space (also know as negative space) all around the logotype erodes the basic form of the typefaces (e.g. the F’s stem or the T’s crossbar) creating a concise and extremely minimal design.
Notice also the word “fabric”, stripped of the vowels, and enclosed by the O’s counter.
The New Minimum logo is so minimun that, in fact, it doesn’t even exists. It’s just a pixel hole carved on the menu (fixed on the page top). If you scroll the page, you can see the content passing under it.
So zen, so minimal.
Look at me! I’m a simple logo stripped of any vowel and nevertheless I’m still laughing!
High contrast colors and big typography emphasize the ironically boastful nature of this website introduction.
The top big black horizontal scrollbar provides a useful navigation throughout Pentagram‘s website and portfolio.
13 wives is quite an obscure project based in Singapore, apparently involving women and drinking. Having said that, I wanted to share with you these beautiful background images masked by a geometrical W letter.
If your web monsters won’t make you sleep at night, you can just call this amazingly creative web agency.
The vertical expansion of this beautiful portfolio and its geometrical construction match perfectly the architectural content displayed.
A transparent navigation menu with sketched, hieroglyphics-like icons, floats over the stunning graphics of Bully studio’s portfolio.
Excellently executed paper bag icon.
This layout, made of different of pieces of paper haphazardly mixed, creates a strange yet fascinating effect.
Lego 404 error page made me both happy and nostalgic.
An antiquish decoration is used here for creating a nice distinction in the website’s sidebar.
This gigantic contact form is vividly decorated by a bright, “childish” illustration.
The layout grid become visibles thanks to the background pattern so you can see how every thing falls neatly in the right place.
Amazeelabs light up the web scene with their nice, handmade, typographic light bulb.
Nice monogram towers above Bydel Aker Brygge’s beautiful website.
Though it’s often seen in prints, displaying a multilanguage text using two continguos columns is quite an unusual trick for the web. Classy.
This illusory book background made me laugh.
Dropr is a multimedia collective portfolio AKA a hosting platform that aims to bring together artists of all media & backgrounds by crushing the walls between different art fields.
The HTML droplets falling down in the website’s home page are quite a subtle and poetic effect.
The capital C in Lane Crawford’s logo stretches out vertically and completes itself leaning on the lower r stem, forming an almost full ellipse.
Take some bevel effect, add in a nice wood texture and apply it on a beautiful lettering. This is the recipe for a logo that will look like the one I stole from Finegoods Market.