Mobile First Design: Wave of the Future?
Web Design Inspiration For 2015
You have your logo, color palette and content ready for a fresh new design to start off the new year. Keeping in mind the incorporation of popular web trends of 2014:
- responsive design
- large imagery
- unique typography
Now you just need some design inspiration. What have other companies created with all of these tools to better their brands and messaging? Below are 3 gallery sites that encourage creative design inspiration. Using web galleries for your research will assist you in getting the creative juices flowing. Some things to look for are:
- prominent navigation
- impact of animation
- use of icons and their placement
- use of color
CSSline is a showcase gallery of excellent CSS sites from all over the world. CSSline includes many neat features like full color filtering and filtering by tags. CSSLine displays their galleries in a stacking order making it easier to scan and choose specific sites and their details.
Awwwards is a site that acknowledges the talent and effort of the best web designers, developers and agencies in the world. This site displays galleries of discovered, recognized, and promoted talent that are useful and innovating design inspiration. At the beginning of every year, they hold an Awwwards Conference and Prize-Giving Ceremony. This site offers galleries of winners and nominees filtered by specific categories including trending sites, sites of the month, day and year.
CSS Design Awards
CSSDA is an international web awards platform that honors and showcases the world’s best examples of holistic web design from the world’s best web designers. Every day the CSSDA judges evaluate submissions from solo designers, studios and agencies on a quest to reward and promote web design work that perfectly balances creativity, functionality and usability. This site offers galleries of winners and nominees filtered by specific categories including industries, features and colors.
Here are some web trends to look for in 2015:
- responsive design (becoming less of a trend and more standard)
- story telling
- scrolling instead of clicking
- simplistic design
Where do you find your web design inspiration?
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