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Posts Tagged ‘Showcases’.

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Keep It Simple, Stupid!

Let's put it straight - simplicity is more complex than you probably think it is. To design a web-site in user-friendly tones, presenting all information and removing unnecessary details isn't easy. In fact, many designers don't manage to find the right mix between details and their presentation on the screen, which usually results in an information overkill and/or decreased usability. However, some designers do manage to find the right balance and create usable, elegant and clean web-sites with simple layouts.

We've selected some of them. 49 simple, clean, sometimes even minimalistic designs, which all stick closely to one single principle - Keep It Simple, Stupid!. You can also download the whole KISS-gallery in PDF (7,2 Mb) - the document includes high-resolution screenshots and the list of all showcased web-sites. Please do not copy the list, but refer to it with a link.

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Recently we've suggested few start points one could start learning simplicity from. If you are looking for inspiration, you'd probably like to check

we've selected recently.

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CSS-Based Navigation Menus: Modern Solutions

Navigation menus have to be intuitive, precise and easy-to-use. One simple, basic principle, which is common for all kinds of nav bars you would ever want to use for your projects. In fact, navigation menu is probably the most important element in web design: after all, it is being used more often than any other element on a given page. Therefore it's important to make sure that your visitors will find they way around the site structure - however complex the latter might be.

So how do designers cope with a challenging task to create an attractive and usable menu? Which results can be achieved? OK, that's a tough one. Let's take a look around.

Below you'll find 53 beautiful and user-friendly Navigation Menus and solutions web-designers came up with using basic CSS styling.

PS: Over the last few months we've reviewed CSS-Based Techniques, CSS-Based Forms and CSS-Based Tables and CSS-Based Footers (yes, some of these techniques use not only CSS, but also JavaScript and PHP). You'll find even more CSS-related articles in our CSS Section.

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Inspire Yourself: 58 Creative Logos

Logotypes stand for Corporate Identity. The better a logo is designed, the greater is the probability that your potential clients will remember your CI and get back to you once your service is needed. Consequence: designers have to be creative and put many efforts in designing beautiful, unique and catchy logos. And the results they come out with are sometimes stunning and spectacular. Both in graphic design and web design.

This isn't just another collection of logotypes. These are 58 creative logos you can inspire yourself from. Nevermind how different the logos are - they show the current trend in modern logo design. The logos we've selected below have been created and optimized for Web.

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45 Fresh, Clean and Impressive Designs

Sometimes it's just amazing to see, which level of usability, legibility and visual appeal can be achieved using some basic design techniques. In fact, some talanted web-developers manage to deliver powerful, functional and gorgeous web-design in "look-and-feel"-style, which is easy to use and nice to see.

Recently we've listed 50 Beautiful CSS-based web-design of 2006 and chosen some of the most beautiful and inspiring dark web-designs. Now we've selected 45 more fresh, clean and impressive designs. Let's take a look.

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30 Dark Designs You Should’ve Seen

Dark designs can be really stunning. I mean, really. In Web 2.0 designers try to do their best to impress their visitors and in many cases they definitely succeed in doing so.

As a second (out of five) part of our 50 Beautiful CSS-Based Web-Designs in 2006 collection we'd like to present some stunning, but rather unknown dark designs, which you really should have seen if your aim is to develop web-sites in the modern "Look & Feel"-style. Important: if you like this article, please let us know digging it and/or bookmarking it. Otherwise we'll break this series of articles and will offer you another content.

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50 Beautiful CSS-Based Web-Designs in 2006

2006 was rich on creative, beautiful and unusual design concepts. We've seen a lot of whitespace, many examples of readable and usable text-design, badges, stars, rounded corners, shapes, gradients, mirror and 3D-effects - just name it. Let's take a close look at some of the most beautiful designs we've seen in 2006. Some gorgeous designs are missing? Let us know - comment on this article!

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