In many cases the small details of web design are what separate good design from great design. Last year we published 30 Web Designs with Amazing Attention to Detail, and today we’re following up with another showcase of inspirational designs.
In this post we’ll showcase websites that are examples of designers who are focused on completing a design by paying attention to even small details. I think you’ll find some great examples here that will give you some ideas for your own work.
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Textures, borders and transparency are used with great detail on the site of Intuitive Designs
Mutt Ink uses a rather unique design. It is well thought out with plenty of whitespace, a subtle hand-drawn look and some texture.
The House Media
The House Media makes excellent use of color, beveled borders, and transparent borders around images.
The header and edges of Simple Bits have a unique look on top of a subtle texture.
The watercolor effect at the top or Re-Winder has a big impact on the overall look of the site.
Web Design Ledger
Web Design Ledger uses a lot of detail, including subtle textures throughout the design and a drop shadow on lead images of posts.
Digital Visions uses a slight texture, vertical lines and a subtle background image very effectively.
Acosmin uses textures, colors and transparency to create an attractive design.
The Wayward Irregular
The navigation menu at The Wayward Irregular has a nice hover effect that includes a sunburst in the background.
Design Critique is full of details, from the header design to the 3D element of the featured post area.
Campaign Monitor features a pixel-perfect design with a nice color scheme and transparent elements.
Life’s Not Fair But My Knickers Are
The design on Life’s Not Fair But My Knickers Are uses a drop shadow that gives it a subtle 3D feel.
Spout Creative uses a fairly simple layout, but the textured watercolor effects add a lot to the look.
Teextile uses an angled line in the header, beveled borders, and an attractive color scheme.
The site of Voodoo Controllers uses a textured background, quality graphics and some cool rollover effects.
A Breezy Baby
A Breezy Baby uses a nice, clean layout but the design shows attention to detail with subtle gradients, transparency and rollover effects.
Blik has a creative design that uses textures and subtle shadows in the header.
The design of Curious Generation uses circles, bright colors, and transparency to create something unique and attractive.
The site of LightCMS has a nice color scheme, plenty of whitespace, a creative and colorful header, and pixel-perfect design.
Mom & Popcorn
Mom & Popcorn has a retro/vintage style design with a lot of color and texture. The navigation menu is rather unique.
K2 Snowboarding’s background image sets the tone for the rest of the design.
Converse’s textured background and header give the site some character, and it features a unique mega menu.
The design of Storenvy uses a nice illustrated background and quality design in the buttons, borders and details.
Ride Four Ever
Ride Four Ever has a colorful, grunge-style design.
The right side of the Cube Scripts layout has a nice 3D effect.
For more design inspiration please see:
- 25 of the Best Non-Profit Websites
- 25 Mega Menus for Your Design Inspiration
- 25 Creative Blog Header Designs
- 35 Portfolio Websites that are Sure to Inspire
- 25 Amazing Flash Portfolio Sites
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