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Logos are more than a wise combination of text and graphics. They represent the brand. The three vital attributes of a functional logo are – that it must be easy to interpret, simple in design, and of course attractive. Many times logo designers get caught up in the rush to add many frill elements to build robust logos. Well, in my opinion, you must never do that. Remember the rule – K.I.S.S (Keep It Simple Stupid).
One of the techniques you can implement is to wisely make use of ‘negative space’. When done properly, this space adds more depth and perspective to your brand logo. If you are struggling with the design of your logo or want some improvisation just scroll down this list of 25 clever, inspiring and beautiful logos that use negative space.
This is one of my favorite because it is simple, cute and uses basic colors to seek attention. Nexcite’s brand identity is aptly conveyed via the logo – a refreshing beverage that kicks energy in you as soon as you consume it. The heart and the red color in the logo states that the drink is often marketed as a romantic drink from Sweden with love.
Today we’ll take a look at a trend that you have probably noticed, websites using sticky or fixed position headers. When a visitors scrolls down the header will remain in view at the top of the browser rather than moving out of view at the top of the screen. The sticky header can help to make it easier for visitors to navigate through a site as they can quickly access the navigation menu rather than having to scroll back to the top of the page.
Here we will showcase 25 different websites that are making use of sticky headers. The screenshots show the headers as they appear after scrolling down. Visit any of the example sites to see them in action.
The mobile responsive website layout has become a very common apparatus for designers. Building a layout is never easy and each website generally requires a unique solution. Responsive design incorporates both desktop and mobile devices to provide a uniform browsing experience. I have seen a lot of fantastic examples showcasing responsive web design trends.
In this article I want to focus particularly on navigation menus. To build a responsive navigation you need a technique for handling the resize down to lower resolutions, or consequentially handling the expansion for wider desktop monitors. Check out these various techniques which are my choices following the most popular ideas for responsive navigation. There are obviously some other solutions out there, but this collection should give you ideas for getting started with your own responsive designs.
Block-Level Menu Links
Consider navigation menus which are using single box-style links in an orderly fashion. As you resize the window, these boxes either need to shrink or re-organize themselves. Block-level responsive menus are those which are designed to always keep the links showing in various positions on the page.
When it comes to the style of a website’s design there are all kinds of options. Part of having an effect website involves having a design that helps to prioritize the right content and elements on the website, which results in users/visitors pay more attention to those important elements.
One of the best ways to control the parts of the website that will get the most attention from visitors is to remove things that are unnecessary and might cause a distraction. In recent years the minimalist design approach has drawn a lot of attention, especially from designers who appreciate the beauty of simplicity. However, designing a website to avoid clutter and distractions doesn’t mean that it has to be completely minimal with very few images and visual elements.
In this post we’ll showcase 25 sites that use a clean layout and design, eliminating unneeded clutter. Some of these sites are more minimalistic than others, but they all showcase the power of a clean design.
When it comes to art and design sometimes the best way to boost your own creativity is to browse inspirational works of art from others. In this article we’ll showcase 40 examples of amazing doodles. The hand-drawn style is one that can be used in a variety of different ways and on all kinds of different projects. You could incorporate doodled elements in a web design, business card, poster, t-shirt, or just about anything.
The items shown here come from various artists. Most of them are available for larger views at the source, which you can reach by clicking on any of the images or credit links. In some cases, the source will also showcase additional work by the artist.
Welcome to the second article in the new series that showcases inspirational photo manipulations, and here we are back with some amazing works or art that will amaze you once again, as promised. So without wasting any more time, let’s dig in, and see what we have here for this month.
Many of the most beautiful and awe-inspiring photographs are in black and white. Although color is an important part of photography and design, sometimes limiting the colors can result in powerful imagery. In this post we’ll showcase 25 different black and white photos for your inspiration and entertainment.
The photos showcased in this post come from a variety of different photographers. Each photo links to the source, so if you want to see more from a particular photographer please follow the links.
Photo credit: Tom Hussey
Vintage and retro style is a popular choice for web and graphic design. While we’ve showcased vintage web designs in the past, we’ve never focused on vintage style logos. Well, that vintage and retro feel can be an excellent choice for logos as well. Vintage-style badges are especially popular elements to use in logo designs right now, and you’ll see several examples within the selection below. In addition to badges, other elements like sunrays, gears, rockets, and ribbons are also used to enhance the retro feel. Sometimes objects from the past, like vinyl records or classic cars, tend to pop up in these types of designs for added character.
In this post we’ll showcase 50 vintage/retro logo designs from a wide variety of different designers. Hopefully this will provide some inspiration that can be put to good use in your own work. Some of the examples here are in use in the real world, some were unused proposals that clients did not choose, and a few are experimental designs just for fun. Regardless, they all use a design style that can be used by many types of logos.
Currently, one of the biggest trends in the web design industry is the flat design style. In case you are not yet familiar with the term, flat design is essentially design without the drop shadows, gradients, and textures that have been common in web design for some time. Flat design uses solid colors and often typography figures prominently into the design.
In this post we’ll showcase 33 excellent examples of the flat web design trend. Hopefully they can provide some inspiration that can be put to use in your own work.
If you’re looking to make a strong impression or a bold statement with a website, one option for doing so is to use a large full-screen background image. This design approach involves a homepage very little text or content, at least above the fold. In some cases the entire homepage may consist of a logo, navigation menu, and a large photo. While this approach will not be a great fit for every website, it is capable of being a very effective design in the right situation.
In this post we’ll showcase 30 websites that make excellent use of big photos on the homepage.