Catering is a huge business from small parties to weddings and even large conferences. And with any large business, web design is a crucial aspect of branding. In the past we’ve covered food industry websites from a more generic perspective. But in this post I’d like to focus on catering services and companies with spectacular […]
A recognizable online presence should be one of the top priorities for any new restaurant. Patrons and new customers alike both prefer to find information about restaurants from the comfort of their desk, couch, or doctor’s waiting room. In the past we’ve covered food-related sites but haven’t been focused on specific types of food. This […]
The common use of website hero images should come as no surprise. Faster Internet speeds and larger monitors allow for a pristine viewing experience. Hero images can be found in layouts as banners, slideshows, or even fullscreen backgrounds. But these background images don’t always need to be fixed designs. Going beyond just static hero images […]
Parallax web design has become a technique for designing single-page interfaces with extra pizzaz. Many of these animated parallax effects are stunning and fit perfectly into a typical portfolio or landing page design.
One of the newer trends in parallax design is horizontal scrolling. This has been around for years dating back to flash websites but has since made a resurgence. Now it seems that horizontal scrolling is concomitant with parallax animation, meant solely to create a more distinct user experience.
If you’re designing a custom parallax layout be sure to check out some of the following examples. Each design uses horizontal parallax scrolling in a unique way to both enhance the design and improve content consumption.
All of the many trends in web design have their own best practices and provisional guidelines for creating a great design. Although many rules are borrowed from traditional art, these techniques differ in the realm of digital design. When people are expected to interact with your design you’ll need to approach each problem from an experiential viewpoint.
Parallax web design is a tricky subject because it encompasses many different ideas. But most of these ideas follow a similar trajectory of dynamic navigation, fluid content, and visualized ideas. This post delves into some practical methods for crafting usable parallax layouts that people will enjoy. At times it can be a balancing act but once you have a direction the whole creative process becomes much clearer.
From online startups to book swaps and public libraries, there are thousands of unique website ideas dedicated to books and authorship. In fact many authors will create their own personal website to advertise their novel(s) or writing work. But style & aesthetic is very important when it comes to designing a classy layout.
The examples below are hand-picked from all over the web related to books and libraries. Some websites are newer while others have been online for years. But you should notice that the most well-designed sites tend to follow similar guidelines for basic interface design. Try to pick up on these ideas and it’ll be much easier to implement them into your own design projects.
The significance of a portfolio website cannot be overstated. Everyone has access to the Internet and you never know who’s looking at your work. This is the best reason to ensure you have an excellent design showcasing your most powerful work. In the past I’ve covered more general portfolio designs which should prove useful to a wide array of designers.
In this gallery I want to put a direct focus on photography portfolio websites. The goal is to naturally showcase photographic and/or cinematographic talents in project work. As you examine different portfolios you’ll gain a level of perspicacity which makes the design process a whole lot smoother. Take a look over these photography portfolio sites to see if you can pinpoint any recurring themes or design trends.
If you still have any doubts about how important it is for you to adopt a responsive layout, it is time for you to stop wondering. It doesn’t matter what you are working on, your website need to work smoothly in all browsers. From desktops to smartphones and the huge range of mobile devices, you […]