I love the way these beautiful, full-screen photos slide underneath the layout, working as a “dynamic background”.
Actually, you can look through navigation and other graphic elements as though they were a sort of glass.
Though comments listing are an essential asset in blog webdesign, we feel they’ve been slightly neglected here in W&P. So here you are an inspirational comments listing from Design snack, a beautiful socially-powered design gallery recently redesigned.
In this case we loved very much the bubble that comes from the avatar without disrupting the listing cohesion of the comments thread.
Logofaves it’s an interesting gallery (and community as well) about logo design.
A nice place to virtually sneak to during a coffee break to get a fresh breeze of inspiration and, sometimes, fun.
Don’t believe me? Take a look yourself!
Kontain is a service for sharing multimedia content online and an endless source of good ideas and inspiration.
The sing-up page for example contradicts with its bright colors and unusual distribution of fields to be filled, all the standards that usually guide the design of such pages, producing an effect that is not of confusion but of pleasant surprise and freshness.
We love Worpress is a showcase dedicated to the most original WordPress themes: the form to report a site is embellished by the use of icons in the input text.
SiteInspire is a typical inspirational gallery of web sites with a peculiar kind of tag cloud, made by mixing two types of buttons: the dark ones represent the “real” tag associated with the site, the light gray ones represent the category the tag is associated with.
A rare example of vertical paginations is featured in Alucinógena, a Chilean showcase who collects the most shocking (in a positive sense) examples of graphic design.
The Glasgow Collective is a gallery that contains works by students of Glasgow School of Art
The web site is well done and the breadcrumbs are well set: the claim “you are here” immediately attracts the eye and the shape of arrows is pleasant.
On the other hand, I don’t find proper using the same shape both as a symbol in the breadcrumbs trail and as a button in the tab navigation of the artist page.
Captions of sites in Colorgorize appear from below with an rising motion: if you move the mouse quickly on different thumbs, you get a fun “wave” effect.
Clear and simple, the registration form of Design Snack is one of my favorite: instructions for the compilation are enclosed and highlighted by braces.
Creattica, s showcase of design and creation of prolific Evanto, shows unusual tabs
For those interested, I remember reading a tutorial on the subject on Psdtutsplus, a famous web site dedicated to Photoshop. Obviously branded Evanto.
The search form on Kontain, a service for sharing media files online, allows you to filter the fields of research: clicking on the link everything, graphically realized as an extension of the input text, appears a menu with all the available options.
Loved the clean and fresh layout for this site that collects everything about icons: an icon for different kind of posts, additional infos when you hover on items , a dots style paging.
A nice sign up button on Kontain (over on mouse out, below on mouse over), including the not so obvious labeling : Give it a try.
The archive of beautiful illustrations of Spanish artist Alterebro is real clean and simple and CSS friendly (in effect I don’t think it would take more than a class to build it).
Mouse over links is fundamental to the reading when you deal with text with a poor contrast.
Commands acting on Babelgum showcase are many but well distributed. There are two intersting solutions: the baloon with information and additional options (mouse over on a single thumb) and the submenu expanding from above, when you activate functions such as sharing.
This paging is graphically “important”, but well balanced.
If you are looking for inspiration or just a little “web fame” , avatars wall created by Webdesigner Depot could be a good starting point!
We absolutely love icons (maybe I’d better to call them illustrations) collected by we-heart-icons guys.