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Web Design Inspiration For 2015

web design inspiration 2015You 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:

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:

  • layout
  • prominent navigation
  • impact of animation
  • use of icons and their placement
  • use of color

website design inspirationCSS Line 
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.

 

AWWWARDSbe inspired by web design 
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.

 

website design trendsCSS 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:

Where do you find your web design inspiration?


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Emma Bell
June 3, 2017

Thanks for sharing some great insights in your post well I have some issues regarding my website content and Design it seems like everyone has a list of “Web Design” At this point, you may be asking yourself, “Where do I even begin?” I think I have to rethink my strategy after reading your information. Your information helps me a lot keep doing this.

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Jordan
April 19, 2015

Did you possibly mean “typography”?

Topography is about geoscience and planetary composition.

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    Andrea Macino
    April 19, 2015

    Thanks Jordan! As a web design trend, I definitely meant to focus on unique “typography” over “topography.” When doing my research on the trends to look out for, I read an interesting article this past fall called “Turning Topography Into Typography.” Topography, referring to the arrangement of the natural and artificial physical features of an area. It discusses a new project that collects letters created by buildings, trees and water to form a typeface. It’s a very interesting project you can check out here.

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Anna James
January 6, 2015

Web design is a critical component in effective marketing and lead generation. Today’s competitive websites are designed for a mobile world, one that emphasizes video content engagement and crisp content blocks designed to captivate visitors.

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    Andrea Macino
    January 13, 2015

    I definitely agree Anna about mobile design. Mobile web browsing has increased over the last few years. In the past, websites were designed to be viewed on large screens but now with so many mobile users a lot of focus is on responsive designs that include easy to click buttons and navigation. Our Creative Director wrote a very interesting article on designing for mobile first https://www.ironistic.com/mobile-first-design-wave-of-the-future/.

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      Scot Apathy
      February 7, 2015

      I was at a UI Hacking meetup this week and asked one of the attendees about web v mobile interfacing and had an interesting conversation. Summary: he opined that users are becoming so accustomed to the idea that each screen does one thing (i.e. – login, swipe to start/continue, etc.), that web design seems crowded and busy. It was an eye-opening realization that the reason that web design seems to incorporate so little meaningful content (blurb….scroll to next blurb…three blurbs in a row…scroll to action item…more blurbs) is because mobile screens require the users to ingest so little, and with market penetration moving to mobile first, web sites are trying to give more….but not too much more.

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Lev
December 31, 2014

I agree with most of what stated, with exception of scrolling….
I spend last 20 years in this industry and what I find is that if users need to scroll they are going somewhere else…
Yes clicking is not the best way bu user get bored if he/she scroll and scroll.
My recommendation to my clients if you have to say something on the page be short, and to a point , make sure that whoever going to look through your site get it .
So we crate pages that fit to a display monitor, tablet or phone..

Again this is just a one person opinion…..

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    Andrea Macino
    January 14, 2015

    Scrolling is a trend that has not yet won the hearts of all designers and users. It seems like a work in progress but a trend that is here to stay and continue to develop over time. I agree that good content and messaging is very important to engage a sites audience.

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