Articles tagged as ‘Galleries’

Design Inspiration: Orange Websites

Today we continue our current series on color inspiration by focusing on beautiful orange websites. When it comes to layouts and color schemes, orange can be a very strong color, which often makes it more challenging use it effectively. If you’re looking for inspiration of the use of orange, or if you are looking for other colors to use in your color scheme, the 25 sites showcased here should help.

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LightCMS

LightCMS

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Design Inspiration: Blue Websites

I find that when I am looking for inspiration on a color scheme and I know the primary color that will be used, it helps to browse other sites of the same color. So today we’ll be showcasing blue websites, and hopefully this can serve as a source of inspiration for your own work. In the future we will be publishing other similar showcases featuring other colors. Blue is one of the more popular colors in web design, so there is no shortage of inspiration available.

The Master’s College

The Master's College

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Showcase of Still Life Photography

In the past we’ve featured photography showcases of all kinds, including action photos. Today in this showcase we’re going in a different direction, showcasing still life photos. Still life photography can be quite amazing because of the photographer’s ability to turn an ordinary object into a beautiful photograph. The composition, lighting, and colors can serve as excellent sources of design inspiration.

Here is a look at 30 still life photos from various photographers.

Still Life Photography

Photo credit: Jack Ambridge

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30 Examples of Amazing Character Design

Character design and illustration is a skill that many designers attempt to master. If you’re working to improve your own skills in this area it can be helpful to gain inspiration from the work of others. In this post we’ll showcase 30 character illustrations from various designers. You may also be interested in this post from the archives, 30 Tutorials for Designing Fun and Creative Characters.

Character Design

By Andreas Krapf

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40 Vintage Advertisements for Design Inspiration

Design inspiration can come from anywhere. Web designers tend to look for inspiration from the design of other websites, but there is a lot that can be gained by taking inspiration from a variety of different sources. Print design, advertisement design, packaging design, photography, architecture, and the list could go on.

In this post we’ll showcase 40 vintage/retro advertisements. The ads shown here represent a wide variety of different products, and they showcase different design styles as well.

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Vintage Advertisements

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Showcase of Patterns in Web Design

Patterns can be used in web design as a visual focal point, or they can be used subtly to add character to a design. The use of subtle patterns is very popular at the moment. In many cases subtle patterns are used on backgrounds instead of a flat, solid color or a heavy texture that might dominate the design.

In this post we’ll showcase more than 25 websites that make use of visual patterns in their design. You’ll notice that subtle grids in particular are very common, and the sites in this gallery use them effectively.

Kaleidoscope

Kaleidoscope

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Aerial Photography: 25 Amazing Examples

Some of the most interesting photos are those that show the world from a different point of view. Aerial photography can take certain subjects that we’re used to seeing in a certain way and present it in a much more interesting and intriguing manner.

In this post we’ll showcase 25 beautiful aerial photos. They feature a variety of different subjects including landscapes like mountains and coastlines, plus other types of subjects like buildings and cities.

Aerial Photography

Photo credit: Alex Olguin

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Restaurant Websites: Inspiration and Options

Restaurants that use their websites effectively are able to have a significant impact on their business. Whether it is allowing customers to view menus and specials, find a location, make reservations, sign up for a mailing list, or place an order online, there are a lot of ways that restaurants can benefit from a website.

National chains and small, local restaurants both have the potential for impact with their website, and in this post we’ll showcase 25 well-designed websites for your inspiration. You’ll see a lot of sites that make use of vibrant colors, and of course photos of temping food. At the end of the post we’ll also list a few options for creating a restaurant website, including some of the best templates and themes.

Mellow Mushroom

Mellow Mushroom

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25 Beautiful Navigation Menus

Navigation menus are a critical part of web design because of their importance for usability and creating a position user experience. Websites with poor navigational structure or a lack of clarity in navigation will frustrate visitors and result in people leaving the site without finding the right pages and content.

Aside from the usability aspect, navigation menus also provide designers with the opportunity to create something attractive. In this post we’ll showcase 25 websites that have beautiful menus. You’ll see a variety of different styles, which should help with providing inspiration for your own designs.

WPZOOM

WPZOOM

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Design Inspiration: 35 Photo Manipulations

The things that can be accomplished with Photoshop are quite amazing. Designers who are skilled at photo manipulation can use their creativity to produce stunning results. In this post we’ll feature 35 pieces of work from various designers, for your inspiration.

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photo manipulation

Credit: Roberto Gamito

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25 Exceptional Blog Designs

Most of us visit several different blogs every day. While the greatest factor in a blog being successful and useful is the content, having a memorable and attractive design can certainly help.  With so many blogs using the same or similar themes, a unique design can have a positive impact on first time visitors and can improve the visitor’s experience on the blog.

In this post we’ll showcase 25 blogs with beautiful designs. Hopefully these examples will prove to be useful for your own design inspiration.

Code School

Code School

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Macro Photography: 20 Inspiring Examples

Macro photography, the art of taking close-up photos, can produce incredible results that show us the world in a different way than we normally see it through our own eyes. The details in macro photos can be stunning, as you will see below.

In this post we’ll showcase 20 different examples of macro photography from a variety of photographers. If you see something that you would like to view in full size, please click the image or the credit link to be taken to the source.

Macro Photography

Photo credit: Hajdu Tamas

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30 Websites Using JavaScript Sliders

JavaScript sliders, jQuery in particular, are a very commonly used element in web design. There are countless different ways that sliders can be used and displayed. In this post we’ll feature 30 websites that make excellent use of JavaScript sliders. These sites will give you plenty of ideas and inspiration that can be applied in your own work.

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Elevate

Elevate

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Action Photos: 20+ Photos that Amaze and Inspire

Some of the most intriguing photographs are those that perfectly capture a moment during intense action. Well-timed photos stop the action and present an amazing  perspective. In this post we’ll showcase more than 20 different examples of outstanding action photography.

Action photography can be extremely challenging in order to get quality results, so the photos shown here should serve as inspiration to demonstrate what is possible.

To see a larger version of the photo or to see more work from the photographer, click on the images or the credit links below each photo and you’ll be led to the source.

Action Photography

Photo credit: Nick Rudnicki

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30 Outstanding Travel Websites

Websites from the travel industry often use excellent photography and attractive designs. Of course, having an appealing website helps for making the subject of the site as attractive as possible to people who may be interested in visiting. In this post we’ll showcase 30 sites from the travel industry to serve as design inspiration.

Large photos are common theme that you will notice throughout this showcase, plus, many of the sites make use of color to create an inviting an appealing website.

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VisitPhilly.com

VisitPhilly.com

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30 Beautiful Examples of Screenshots in Web Design

Screenshots are commonly used in the design of portfolio sites, template/theme shops, and web app sites. In many cases the screenshots are a major part of the design that helps to attract the attention of visitors. It may be a single screenshot or a group of several screenshots with a 3D effect.

In this post we’ll showcase 30 websites that are using screenshots effectively in their design. Take notice of how the designers are using these images in the design and maybe it will provide some inspiration or ideas that could be useful in you own work.

Shopify

Shopify

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Showcase of Portrait Photography

In the past we’ve published showcases of landscape photography, architecture photography, animal photography, and other topics. Today we’re focusing on people and portrait photography. In this post you’ll find 30 examples of outstanding portrait photography. We hope that these photos will provide inspiration for your own work. If you see something you like, click on the image or the credit link to be led to the source.

Portrait Photography

Photo credit: Joanna Kustra

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40 Impressive Design Agency Websites

Freelance designers and design agencies always strive to have a website that leaves a positive impression on visitors. Obviously, a beautiful portfolio website can serve as a highly effective marketing tool for attracting new business.

Browsing through some well-designed sites can serve as inspiration when designing your own portfolio site. In this post we’ll showcase 40 websites from agencies that will provide you with plenty of inspiration. You’ll see a lot of different colors, styles, and approaches that should serve as examples.

Grain & Mortar

21 Amazing Photos of Bridges

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30 Incredible Nature-Inspired Websites

Nature’s inspiration is often very visible in web design. There are many beautiful websites that use the sky, space, trees and plants, landscapes, or other elements from nature within the web design. Nature-inspired web designs often have appealing color schemes and an inviting feel.

In this post we’ll showcase websites that make excellent use of nature within their design. You’ll see a variety of different approaches, so hopefully it will provide you with some inspiration for your own work.

Repositorio dos Sonhos

Repositorio dos Sonhos

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Design Inspiration: Paper Textures in Web Design

Paper textures are a common design element in websites, as well as in other types of graphic design. As you’ll see in this post, paper textures can serve as a major design element or as a subtle texture that adds to the design without dominating it.

Here you’ll find more than 25 examples of designs that make use of paper textures. We hope that this provides you with some ideas and inspiration that can be used in your own work.

Sprocket House

Sprocket House

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Showcase of Inquiry Forms for Design Services

One of the main goals of portfolio websites is to attract inquiries from potential clients. Most portfolio sites use a contact form as the primary method for collecting those inquiries. While forms are a rather standard part of a website design, some freelance designers and agencies have done a great job of creating forms and contact pages that are visually appealing.

In this post we’ll showcase portfolio sites with contact/inquiry forms that may serve as inspiration for your own design work…

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Showcase of Beautiful Flyer Design

We frequently provide showcases of well-designed websites, but today we’ll focus on designing for print, specifically flyer design. In this post you’ll find 25 examples of beautiful flyer designs that have been created by various designers on the Behance Network. Many of them include more images on their Behance page, so if you see something you like, click on the image or the credit link.

The flyers shown here use a beautiful design to promote a company, product, or an event. We hope that these examples will give you some ideas and inspiration for your own work on flyer designs.

Credit: Pavel Pavlov

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27 Websites with Outstanding Use of Textures

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Textures can be used in web and graphic design to add a great deal of character, or to help complete a design. In some cases the texture may be a prominent part of the design, today’s web design a subtle use of texture is more common. Several years ago you would see a lot of websites designed with large, grungy textures as a main focal point of the design. Now most uses of texture are more subtle, but they can be equally important to the design.

In this post we’ll showcase 25 different websites that make excellent use of texture. Flat design may popular in web design, but textures are still relevant and useful in the right situation. But before we showcase these example sites we’ll take a look at the different approaches you can take to incorporate texture into your own designs.

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Showcase of Outstanding Landscape Photography

The beauty of nature is an incredible subject for photographers and an excellent source of inspiration for designers. Landscape photography is a favorite for those who enjoy nature. In this post we’ll feature more than 30 photos from a variety of different photographers. If you see something you like, click on the image or the credit link to see more from the photographer.

Landscape Photography

Photo by Navid Baraty

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30 Logos Featuring Animals

Logos are obviously an important aspect of a company’s branding efforts. There are all different types of logos, and in this post we’ll showcase 30 that use animals within the logo design. You’ll find a variety of different examples, and hopefully these will help to spark creativity for your own design work.

SmartAuction

SmartAuction

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30 of the Best Real Estate Themes for WordPress

Real estate is a very competitive industry and having an attractive, usable and up-to-date website can help agents to stand out and increase the exposure for their listings. In the past, managing a website could be a costly and complicated task for real estate agents. However, there are now many WordPress themes designed specifically for real estate that can make it much easier and affordable.

WordPress is a great platform for most real estate agents because it is simple to add new listings in most real estate themes, professional themes can be purchased for less than $100, and because having a search engine-friendly site is possible with WordPress.

While there are some free real estate themes available, the quality and functionality of most premium themes is far better and prices are very reasonable. In this post we’ll showcase 30 of the best professional real estate themes for WordPress.

wpCasa (€59)

wpCasa

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25 Beautiful Freelancer Portfolio Sites

Browsing through portfolio sites can be a fun and inspirational experience. Portfolio sites often showcase creativity and a high-quality of design, since the designer is obviously placing a great deal of importance in reaching potential clients through the portfolio site.

In this post we’ll showcase 25 portfolio sites of freelance designers that should serve as inspiration for any designers who are looking to create or re-design their own portfolio site. You may also be interested in:

Kathryn Cornelius

Kathryn Cornelius

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Design Inspiration: Watercolor Effects

Watercolor effects are commonly used by web and graphic designers. In this post we’ll provide some inspiration by showcasing more than 40 items for your inspiration. This showcase includes some watercolor paintings as well as some examples of digital watercolor effects, and we’ll conclude the post by featuring examples of websites that make use of watercolor effects.

Using watercolor effects in your own work doesn’t have to be difficult or time consuming. Although you can certainly create your own custom graphics, using a set of watercolor brushes for Photoshop, or even a set of watercolor textures, can save you time and allow you to quickly create the effects.

Watercolor Design Inspiration

Credit: Nicole Guice

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45 Nature-Inspired Logos

Nature provides design inspiration all around us. Nature’s impact on web design can be easily seen by browsing through design galleries and observing how many quality designs are inspired by nature. In addition, many logos include some element from nature.

In this post we’ll showcase 45 logos that have been inspired by nature. Many use trees or leaves in the design of the logo, while others use other things from nature such as a landscape, mountains, and more.

Bollywood Masala

Bollywood Masala

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Showcase of Night Photography

Browsing through high-quality photographs can be a great source of inspiration for designers. Getting inspiration from a variety of different sources, as opposed to only from web design galleries, can lead to more creative and original work. In this post we’ll showcase some beautiful examples of night photography.

Whether you are a photographer yourself or simply someone who appreciates amazing photography, we hope you will enjoy this collection and find some inspiration for your own design work. If you see something you like, click on the image or the credit link and you’ll be led to the source where you can see more photos from the same photographer.

Night Photography

Photo credit: Vladimir Zivkovic

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