Designer’s attention to small details often has a significant impact on how visitors perceive the overall design of a web-site. Although users’ main focus usually lies on finding information, it’s nice to find the content being supported by finest visual details. This holds for favicons, shopping carts, pagination and tag clouds we’ve covered in our earlier posts. But it also holds for… well, date stamps and calendars. Apparently, the latter are used not only in weblogs, but also on large web-sites where events, news and any kind of time-planning is involved.
In such designs a tear-off calendar is often used to symbolize the date in a most intuitive way. However, it’s not always the case. In fact, designers seem to experiment with a number of different approach one wouldn’t really expect from such a tiny design element. Out collection of appealing and interesting calendar icons and date stamps is supposed to prove it. It might provide you with some fresh ideas once you need to design some original date stamp, but don’t know where to start from. All images are clickable.
Some of presented examples may not look nice at the first glance, but they all have some idea behind them — an idea you may use and develop further.
You might want to check out the following articles as well:
- Favicons: The Delicate Beauties
- Tag Clouds Gallery: Examples and Good Practices
- Pagination Gallery: Examples and Good Practices
- Shopping Cart: Examples and Good Practices
Tutorials and References
To design something unique you might find useful some related tutorials.
Calendar icons not only for your blog
Wit CSS-code and a source image for GIMP.
Web 2.0 Date Icons For Your Blog
png-format with a .psd-source.