Articles tagged as ‘Galleries’

25 Websites with Beautiful Blurred Backgrounds

Blurred backgrounds continue to be a trend in web design. We’ve showcased this trend in the past, but with new designs constantly being released there are plenty of new examples. In this post we’ll take a look at 25 different websites that make excellent use of blurred photos as large backgrounds for the website.

When done right, blurred backgrounds can be a part of a very stylish and attractive design. Additionally, the blurred images tend to require much smaller file sizes than would be required by a large sharp photo, which means that the blurred backgrounds shouldn’t drastically slow down page loads speeds.

Geckoboard

Geckoboard

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35 Logos Designs that Make Use of Mascots

When it comes to logo designs, there are plenty of different styles and approaches that can be used. Of course, the best approach will vary from one project and one business to the next.

One approach for logo design is to include a mascot. The mascot could be an animal, a person, or even a robot. In this article we’ll showcase 35 examples of logos that make use of mascots. The logos shown here are from a variety of different logo designers. Hopefully they can provide some inspiration for your own logo design projects.

The Groover

The Groover

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40+ Inspiring Business Card Designs that Create a Big First Impression

Business cards are not only a marketing necessity for most businesses, but they also provide an excellent opportunity to make a strong impression. A well-designed business card can easily stand out from the generic, bland card designs that most businesses use. If you want to go a step further, some added creativity can also help you to be remembered by those who have your card.

In this post we’ll showcase more than 40 different business cards that should get your creative juices flowing. Some are very unusual and will certainly stand out, while others are more conventional, but well designed.

If you’re looking for some attractive templates that will give you a great business card for an affordable price, please see the selection of business card templates in our shop.

Sharkl.com

Sharkl.com

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25 Clever, Inspiring & Beautiful Logos Using Negative Space

Logos are more than a wise combination of text and graphics. They represent the brand. The three vital attributes of a functional logo are – that it must be easy to interpret, simple in design, and of course attractive. Many times logo designers get caught up in the rush to add many frill elements to build robust logos. Well, in my opinion, you must never do that. Remember the rule – K.I.S.S (Keep It Simple Stupid).

One of the techniques you can implement is to wisely make use of ‘negative space’. When done properly, this space adds more depth and perspective to your brand logo. If you are struggling with the design of your logo or want some improvisation just scroll down this list of 25 clever, inspiring and beautiful logos that use negative space.

Nexcite

Nexcite
By Amore, Blair Thomson

This is one of my favorite because it is simple, cute and uses basic colors to seek attention. Nexcite’s brand identity is aptly conveyed via the logo – a refreshing beverage that kicks energy in you as soon as you consume it. The heart and the red color in the logo states that the drink is often marketed as a romantic drink from Sweden with love.

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Design Trend: Sticky Headers and Navigation Menus

Today we’ll take a look at a trend that you have probably noticed, websites using sticky or fixed position headers. When a visitors scrolls down the header will remain in view at the top of the browser rather than moving out of view at the top of the screen. The sticky header can help to make it easier for visitors to navigate through a site as they can quickly access the navigation menu rather than having to scroll back to the top of the page.

Here we will showcase 25 different websites that are making use of sticky headers. The screenshots show the headers as they appear after scrolling down. Visit any of the example sites to see them in action.

Pixel2HTML

Pixel2HTML

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25 Clean Web Designs for Inspiration

When it comes to the style of a website’s design there are all kinds of options. Part of having an effect website involves having a design that helps to prioritize the right content and elements on the website, which results in users/visitors pay more attention to those important elements.

One of the best ways to control the parts of the website that will get the most attention from visitors is to remove things that are unnecessary and might cause a distraction. In recent years the minimalist design approach has drawn a lot of attention, especially from designers who appreciate the beauty of simplicity. However, designing a website to avoid clutter and distractions doesn’t mean that it has to be completely minimal with very few images and visual elements.

In this post we’ll showcase 25 sites that use a clean layout and design, eliminating unneeded clutter. Some of these sites are more minimalistic than others, but they all showcase the power of a clean design.

Foundry Collective

Foundry Collective

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40 Stunning Doodles for Inspiration

When it comes to art and design sometimes the best way to boost your own creativity is to browse inspirational works of art from others. In this article we’ll showcase 40 examples of amazing doodles. The hand-drawn style is one that can be used in a variety of different ways and on all kinds of different projects. You could incorporate doodled elements in a web design, business card, poster, t-shirt, or just about anything.

The items shown here come from various artists. Most of them are available for larger views at the source, which you can reach by clicking on any of the images or credit links. In some cases, the source will also showcase additional work by the artist.

Doodles

By lei-melendres

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25 Amazing Black and White Photographs

Many of the most beautiful and awe-inspiring photographs are in black and white. Although color is an important part of photography and design, sometimes limiting the colors can result in powerful imagery. In this post we’ll showcase 25 different black and white photos for your inspiration and entertainment.

The photos showcased in this post come from a variety of different photographers. Each photo links to the source, so if you want to see more from a particular photographer please follow the links.

Black and White Photography

Photo credit: Tom Hussey

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50 Vintage Logos for Inspiration

Vintage and retro style is a popular choice for web and graphic design. While we’ve showcased vintage web designs in the past, we’ve never focused on vintage style logos. Well, that vintage and retro feel can be an excellent choice for logos as well. Vintage-style badges are especially popular elements to use in logo designs right now, and you’ll see several examples within the selection below. In addition to badges, other elements like sunrays, gears, rockets, and ribbons are also used to enhance the retro feel. Sometimes objects from the past, like vinyl records or classic cars, tend to pop up in these types of designs for added character.

In this post we’ll showcase 50 vintage/retro logo designs from a wide variety of different designers. Hopefully this will provide some inspiration that can be put to good use in your own work. Some of the examples here are in use in the real world, some were unused proposals that clients did not choose, and a few are experimental designs just for fun. Regardless, they all use a design style that can be used by many types of logos.

Walker Tire

Walker Tire

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30 Outstanding Web Designs with Big Background Photos

If you’re looking to make a strong impression or a bold statement with a website, one option for doing so is to use a large full-screen background image. This design approach involves a homepage very little text or content, at least above the fold. In some cases the entire homepage may consist of a logo, navigation menu, and a large photo. While this approach will not be a great fit for every website, it is capable of being a very effective design in the right situation.

In this post we’ll showcase 30 websites that make excellent use of big photos on the homepage.

Rosebud

Rosebud

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