Though it’s often seen in prints, displaying a multilanguage text using two continguos columns is quite an unusual trick for the web. Classy.
Another elegant example of minimal, high-impact layout, based exclusively on columns subdivision and thin horizontal subdivisions.
An unmistakable example of perfect minimalism in breadcrumbs webdesign.
The color of the highlighted link will change everyday according to this.
area 22 is a nice portfolio from the San Francisco based designer Sonia Chan and a beautiful example of minimal design as well.
Apart from that, I love the tiny text snippets that introduce each section: they give a really personal touch to the browsing experience.
A nice black and white page using a three column layout: the nonaligned content boxes break the design scheme, bringing this page to life.
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.
You can’t get much simpler (and elegant) than this: a silhouette logo mark, clean typography, two-toned color scheme and sparse graphic elements.
Oh, this blend tastes so good!
Grain & Gram is an online magazine for gents, based on a two-colums grid with strong horizontal subdivisions. The big amount of blank space gives emphasis both to titles and teasers, where nicely styled pictograms and pull-out quotes break the columns, avoiding a stern effect and adding a classy touch to the whole page.
Zara Picken‘s a Bristol-based illustrator that brings us back to the magic Fifties with her clean, marvelous illustration style.
Aside from that, we definitely love Zara’s website structural rigor: broad wide spaces are cut into columns and rows simply by black/gray lines while circle shapes of various kinds play a major role in grabbing user’s attention and to mitigate the otherwise too rigid elements organisation.
- a black circle is used to create this website’s logo;
- semi-circle shapes, jutting out from the layout , emphasize slideshow’s arrows;
- big gray bullets encircle posts date.