A scrolling background working as breadcrumb trail


We’ve already showcased a few examples of one-page website design but what makes this one memorable is the little rectangular hole “cut” in the upper left corner, exposing the scrolling background and working as breadcrumb trail:
when you click on the menu, the page scrolls vertically and when it stops, the title section can be seen through this tiny window .

Just a piggish desktop wallpaper


Good proposition for this year: design more.

So that’s why I’ve designed this free desktop wallpaper. It comes in the following resolutions: iphone, ipad, 1280×800, 1280×1024, 1440×900, 1680×1050, 1920×1080, 1920×1200, 2560×1440.

You can freely use it for personal and non-commercial purpose.

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One column attitude


I find black and white layouts so sexy: especially when, like in this case, text is center aligned, set in a large column, with big leading and with small, lovely serifed numerals.

As for the contents, Inventory Magazine is a trendy publication dedicated to featuring on some of the most inspiring and talented people in the industry, as well as editorials, reviews and original photography.

Coolhunting: two navigation tricks


I was casually browsing on Coolhunting when I noticed two simple navigation features I really liked.

A collapse and expanding option: huge headlines and/or long summaries are a steady trend in nowadays websites (or is this all simply a plot to force us into buying bigger screen?) so it’s good having a feature that let you skim easily through the page by collapsing unrequired data.

A nicely shaped tag cloud: nothing really unusual, just a simple list of tags, neatly disposed into “little bricks”. Instead of the usual more-for-the-SEO-than-the-user heap of links, this tag cloud really offers an alternative to the main navigation.