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36 Well-Designed Catering Website Layouts

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 […]

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25 Exuberant Portfolios for Writers & Authors

Portfolio design is a helpful topic for web designers who are always looking for inspiration. Most of these portfolios relate to graphic & web designers but there are many other creative people out there. Portfolio layouts vary dramatically based on the type of creative work. This gallery is devoted to 25 of the best portfolio […]

28 Horizontal Scrolling Parallax Websites

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.

Future of Car Sharing

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Design Methods & Best Practices for Parallax Website Layouts

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.

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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.

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36 Inspiring Website Layouts for Books & Libraries

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.

Oyster Books

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30 Inspirational Photography Portfolio Websites

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.

Alberto Oviedo

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27 Custom Bespoke Tailor Websites for Design Inspiration

You ever hear the word haberdashery and just slip into a fit of laughter? Yes it may sound a little goofy, but it turns out those haberdashers are sewing up holes and mending fabric that all men need to survive in the real world. A more common phrase for this job is tailor which seems much more applicable in the modern world.

Bespoke tailors are hard-working artisans who create suits and suit accessories from scratch. Many of these tailors also build custom suits and sell them online. In order to attract a professional client base these tailors need a professional-looking website. So for all you designers and business owners I’ve put together this gallery of inspirational tailor websites. Inspiration comes in many forms and often times it is easiest to simply learn from the best.

Hiras

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35 Inspiring Website Designs for Zoos and Aquariums

It feels natural that every type of website deserves an inspiration gallery. Modern designers are working on hundreds of different projects each year and so many of them are dedicated to niche subjects. Zoos and aquariums serve a very similar purpose as an attraction to see a wide variety of nature.

Interestingly enough these two distinct facilities follow very distinct design styles. For this gallery I’ve put together 35 inspirational examples of zoos and aquariums. While there are plenty of examples online not all of them incorporate modern design ideas. I hope this gallery can offer a glimpse of the best each category has to offer – both for personal and commercial design work.

Aquarium of the Pacific

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