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8th November, 2009 Tom Kenny Articles When designing a website, there are a number of different styles you can adopt to get the message of a brand across effectively to customers, users or readers. The important thing to consider is to pick a style that matches the brand you are designing for. Also, there’s no reason why you need to stick to one particular style. Multiple different styles can merge together perfectly fine as you’ll spot in some of the examples below.
Whether you download and dissect pre-built CSS templates to learn new layout techniques or if you download them to be used as easy-to-edit ready made and standalone web sites, you shouldn’t be limited to using one of the many cloned, dated and often dull templates that are freely available. Popular trends and techniques change very quickly within web design and as such your choice of template should reflect that. In this CSS and XHTML template round-up we have selected templates that do meet the latest design trends and do use the latest innovative development techniques.
There is a thin line between design and development, and as we move into a new decade, this line is becoming extremely blurry. Is it enough to draw beautiful mock ups in Photoshop? Maybe 5 years ago. These days, the average internet user requires more.
A clean and minimal web design is an effective way to convey an image of elegance and sophistication. This type of design is all about doing more with less, and making use of plenty of white space to let content and page elements breathe. However, it can be difficult to come up with a solid minimal website, because you can’t rely on “shiny” design elements to make things visually appealing. So if you’ve struggled in the past to tackle this type of web design, we’re here to help. Here’s a showcase of 60 minimal and super clean web designs to inspire you . Sleepover, San Francisco