Concept artwork is typically related to video game design. But it can also be very useful in other forms of media. There are many Hollywood movies, TV shows, video advertisements, and other projects which often hire concept artists. CG is typically thought of as 2D art while CGI is usually computer generated 3D effects.
This gallery focuses around 40 examples of CG concept artwork. Most of this artwork was created by hand in software like Adobe Photoshop or Illustrator. The purpose is to create vibrant characters, worlds, items, and landscapes which can be depicted within the project. If you love concept artwork or might just be curious to see what it is, take a glimpse over these examples.
I have seen countless launches of amazing WordPress magazine websites. These have been gaining more traction over the past few months and now there are so many brand new premium themes being created. With more demand comes more supply, and it should be obvious how many webmasters are launching their own online magazines.
In this gallery I want to present 25 extremely high-quality WordPress magazine & blog themes. You can utilize these for any content niche as long as the site is maintained like a blog. The frontpage will always feature new posts, along with some other extra widgets. Plus the more complicated themes will generally have a unique settings panel located within wp-admin. Check out this collection and see if you can use anything for yourself.
The Oracle theme is a blog/magazine style website using a homepage image slider. This is fairly common among other magazine themes, but the content loads very quickly. You will also have access to button shortcodes and custom page widgets. The design is more tech-based than anything else but it does look fantastic on-screen.
The online world of startups has been growing at a rapid pace. It seems like every new founder has some exceptional idea to bring more value onto the Internet. Beta launches are so frequent because it’s a smart method to build a following before actually getting the product out in the open. Plus you can gauge user feedback and determine which areas may need to be touched up before any type of v1 release.
I’ve collected 44 brilliant website homepage layouts focused on startups and web applications. Anybody who is thinking about launching their own project may find some great techniques within this showcase. Especially if you would need launch at a beta stage trying to hook early adopters. Skim through these various examples and see if any design techniques really catch your eye.
The online webfont service Typekit by Adobe is a fantastic business model. Their premium accounts are very affordable in yearly billing cycles and you have access to over 700+ different fonts. These can be loaded directly into your CSS and used as a regular font-family value. Typekit is a quick way to dramatically improve the layout of your website.
I have put together this showcase of 30 personal favorites from Typekit. You can use these fonts in so many different places like your navigation, footer, header text, and even body content. Custom typefaces will take a bit of time to load – so there is a tradeoff for using all custom web fonts. However when used sparingly the Typekit library is a colossus unmatched anywhere else on the web.
Bakeries and cake shops around the world are the sweetest treats. Business owners want their website to reflect this and draw in customers based on the unique and tasteful design. But this process can be difficult if you are unfamiliar with design techniques.
I want to offer a series of 29 brilliant cake shops and bakeries using fantastic website layouts. These are all very captivating and quickly remind you of the bakery itself. Designers will often include illustrations and vector artwork showing off cupcakes and other dessert treats. Keep in mind there is no one-size-fits-all solution. But there are many design ideas which you may tread the water and see how it fits into your own layout.
Comparing Japanese web design trends to the United States is a great difference. Icons and banners and Flash media is all too common, especially amongst video game websites and cartoons/TV shows. The Japanese culture is so different from the western world, yet we all share the same planet and the same Internet.
I want to showcase 45 Japanese animation & gaming website layouts for design inspiration. You may not consider using these techniques in your own layouts, but it is always good to know the market. Japan’s economy is within the top 5 worldwide and they spend a lot of money online. And you do not need to understand the Japanese language to appreciate beautiful website design. It is truly magnificent how designers may communicate across language barriers to share and understand more complex design trends.
Designing a website portfolio can be difficult because of all the different options and various layout solutions you can choose. Ultimately you want to use a portfolio to focus on projects you have created, or are currently creating & working with. This showcase is helpful to people interested in your work.
For this gallery I have put together 26 inspiring portfolio project listings. Each page layout focuses on the projects and offering details for potential clients. Freelancers and agencies alike can learn and study from similar techniques already created online. If you enjoy the post and want to share some ideas feel free to drop a comment in the discussion area below.
There’s no question that Dribbble is the worldwide pulse of the Internet design community. Graphics designers are always sharing their latest projects with the world through sneak-peek screenshots. These will often include website layouts and creative web interfaces.
So passing through the Summer of 2012 I’ve put together this gallery of 40 brand new website interfaces. All the shots have been created by Dribbble members, both real projects and for practice. You can learn a lot by checking out these techniques and applying them onto your own layouts.