The second instalment in our monthly 2014 design series, here we are looking to collect awesome examples of website design and bring them to you for your inspiration pleasure over the course of 2014. You can submit your site for next month, just tweet your URL to @designwoop.
Creating a single page website can be deceptively hard to pull-off. A single page concept is ideal for situations where you may have little content, promoting a product or portfolio page for yourself, the uses are limitless.
The single page designs I have listed here today, make use of some pretty cool combinations of jQuery and CSS3 effects, helping improve the navigation and content discovery on the page.
Twitter Bootstrap has been around for a few years gaining a lot of momentum. Designers love the simple interface along with the many pre-built JS components. Bootstrap allows any designer to focus on the semantics, without worrying about page resets or rebuilding HTML structure. Bootstrap is naturally responsive with options to create fixed-width layouts, too.
This gallery includes 30 brilliant website templates created using Twitter Bootstrap. Many are free to download while others can be purchased from premium marketplaces. Bootstrap themes are much cheaper than CMS themes because there is no backend. Yet even the free examples are great learning tools.
I’ve been a fan of icon design for years. Much like how a logo represents the tone and personality of a company, an icon represents a program or app. Both make use of a tiny canvas size and often have a lot to say with little space to say it.
Ever since iPhone apps started picking up traction, icon design has improved more and more. With time, designers and developers have been able to practice creating a beautiful, stylish and slick icon that suits the device it’s on, and looks great at high resolution and when it’s a tiny icon on a home screen.
It’s important to mention that it’s remarkably challenging to create an icon that looks good – it can take an extraordinary amount of work and skill to create something that looks simple, and the more complex a design, the more talent is required.
I have to confess to being a slight obsessive when it comes to viewing monogram logos, I love the personal and creative ways logo designers are often able to create the monograms using the letters or symbols from the logo type.
Combine the monogram to an ink stamp to use on a business card or stationary it just gets better! Here are 20 beautiful monogram designs that I love and that will hopefully inspire you to create your own.
The first collection in our monthly 2014 design series, here we are looking to collect awesome examples of website design and bring them to you for your inspiration pleasure. You can submit your site for next month, just tweet your URL to @designwoop.
The ever popular flat design trend has had tons of features and write-ups this year, in the last flat design focused post from DesignWoop for 2013 I wanted to take a look at some of the most prominent examples of vibrant and bold color use in websites that utilise the flat design principles.
Utilising large fullscreen header images in your design is a great tool in a designers repository. Many sites use it to convey their message, or utilise it as a high impact landing page. Serving a rich combination of typography and imagery can help provide the user with a strong initial visual perception of the site.
Today I wanted to share a collection of sites that utilise fullscreen header imagery to great effect, hopefully these will inspire you to try out the combination on your site.
Since the launch of iOS 7, there has been a barrage of feedback – both negative and positive. Much of the criticism was based around the overall iOS 7 design, this has spurred a rather interesting reaction from some designers who have taken it upon themselves to create their own alternative design to the current iOS 7 design.
Take a look at these 10 iOS 7 design alternatives and let me know what you think.
Sketching before getting started with your project is an invaluable tool, both in terms of time saving, idea creation and providing you with direction as you move forward with the project.
Sketching can be applied to all creative niches, from web design, illustration and for todays focus icons. In this post I wanted to bring you a collection of crazy detailed icon sketches. Hopefully this inspires you to pick up a sketchbook and pen and get drawing.