I’m really excited to introduce to you Movie Title Stills Collection, one of my favourite references on the web for what concerns vintage (but also recent) typography.
I’m really thankful to Christian Annyas for providing this huge collection of screenshots and such an incredibile inspirational resource.
A current trend in web design is embedding huge search form in your website’s header: here you a re a clear example of this style taken from Precinkt, a showcase that features places to visit in specific areas all around the world.
The ampersand was originally a ligature of the letters E and T, invented to write swiflty the latin conjunction ET, which means “and”.
Maybe because of its tensile form and its fluid swooshes the ampersand is nowadays one of the most en vogue character and quite an obsession for typophiles: so if you too are a fan, here you are 300&65 ampersand , a nice Tumblr project that displays a brand new ampersand every day.
Sometimes not founding what you’re looking for could be sooooooo frustrating: that’s more or less what this funny illustration from CSSRemix error page is trying to tell us.
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!
I think this website’s grid, made of right ragged thumbs, gives us the same chaotic and urban feeling as the one inspired by illustrations themselves.
Subtotal is an artist collective’s website, formed by illustrators Grega and Jaro:
Their work finds its origins in the conjoining of various body parts, whether real or fantastic, through which numerous symbolic meanings are expressed and an imaginary world of parallel evolution is sustained.
Cssarts has well formatted standard commands (forward, fast forward…): love the way the circle buttons match the rounded corners.
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.
Mojizu, an online community dedicated to characters design, has a very funny rating system: the site’s logo, designed as a ninja, runs above the numbers following the mouse pointer.
Even the details of the vote have been carefully designed: the logo frozen or burning represent the highest or lowest point of the scale.
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.
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.
An example of grunge style applied to contacts form in the Kev Adamson’s blog, illustrator and designer .
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.