Modern Block Quote Styles Let's create some interesting and modern styles for block quotes. We'll be using different techniques for creating a unique look for six examples. View demo Download source Today we are going to create some fancy block quote styles. Using textures, circles, and pseudo-elements, we can put some life into quotations and testimonials. 40 Web Design Artists And 102 Websites Worth Watching I am continuing Top DeviantArtist worth watching series and now I stopped to the best web designers I could find. I only listed those artists, whom layouts I found to be really unique and inspiring, taking classical web design actually to the next level. These layouts are really artworks with amazing details, You usually don’t see browsing through the web.
401 sprint Karma is free web template, responsive HTML5 mobile layout with one-page scrolling. Services section has three tabs. Karma WikiBranding: What makes a premium brand premium? I was thinking the other day about the DNA of premium brands. One thing is certain -- it's a relative idea. For example, Hyatt is not a premium brand if you're used to staying at a W or a Ritz Carlton. But if your vacations to date have been holed up in a Holiday Inn, then by all means a stay in a Hyatt is a premium experience. 30 of the web's coolest 404 pages If you're working on how to start a blog or website, don't forget the all-important 404 page – a standard response code in HTTP telling the user, in effect, that they've clicked on a broken link. It's traditionally been an immense source of frustration, but in recent years, creatives have taken up the challenge of designing bespoke 404 pages that at least sweeten the pill of finding you're in the wrong place. Don't miss this! When done really well, they become mini-ambassadors for the website itself, being shared on Twitter and blogs as an example of the site or service's keenness for customer service and unique approach to design. The 30 we present here have achieved all this and more, so take a look and be inspired to create your own bespoke 404 pages! 01.
The Principles of Beautiful Web Design, Second Edition by Jason Beaird By Jason Beaird The design book for non-designers. Design is a skill that can be learned Many non-designers believe that they’re unable to create visually pleasing websites because they didn’t go to art school, or that they lack creative flair. Thankfully, this isn’t true. Visual Tools To Aid Your Daily Inspirational Process Today we have gathered together a small but interesting toolkit which is going to help you find and harness the inspiration you need on a daily basis. The creative process for web designers is unrelenting, we all need a little help from time to time to unearth the visual inspiration, new ways to interact, content architecture, and other ideas. This toolkit doesn't center on content but rather provides tools which we can use to curate and organize content. It goes without saying that there are hundreds of tools and utilities which do this job, but we have gathered a concise selection of visual bookmarklets, chrome extensions, and other bits and bobs which the team here at Awwwards couldn't live without - you won't be able to either once you give them a try!
Showcase of Outstanding Responsive Web Designs This showcase rounds up a collection of the most inspiring and outstanding examples of responsive web design. These websites not only look great at full scale monitor resolution, but are designed to gracefully scale according to the user’s screen size. Resize you browser, view the site on a smartphone, tablet or netbook and you’ll see the same design in a range of well presented formats. Websites are no longer viewed only on a computer monitor.
Inspiration: Fluid & Responsive Design Responsive design all started with this article by Ethan Marcotte. Some people see it as a trend. But it is more than just a trend. It is a new design solution — it helps to resolve the design problems associated with the different resolutions and devices (desktop, laptop, tablet, and mobile). I'm going to share a list of responsive sites that I feel are nicely done. I've categorized the list into two categories: Adaptive and Fluid & Responsive.