Navigation menus are important to any website. Well designed navigation can improve the look and appearance of a site as well as the usability. For larger sites with a lot of content or pages, drop down menus are popular because the can make it easier to move through the site with less clicks. In this post we’ll feature 25 scripts for drop down menus that you can use on your own site.
Highly creative and artistic designs are an excellent source of inspiration. More and more websites are going with this style of design, so I’d like to continue the series of posts that features outstanding design of this style. To older additions are available here:
- 25 Incredibly Artistic Websites
- 25 Incredibly Artistic Websites – Part 2
- 25 Incredibly Artistic Websites – Part 3
- 25 Incredibly Artistic Websites – Part 4
Those of you who read this blog regularly probably know that I enjoy browsing through inspirational designs that make use of lighting effects. I’ve showcased a few collections of lighting effects in the past, and today we’ll look at a 3rd collection. For more lighting inspiration, please see:
During the past year or so, I have published 3 collections of colorful websites. Today we’ll take a look at another 25 sites that make exceptional use of color. There is a wide variety of color schemes and design styles represented here, so I hope the work of these designers provides some inspiration for your own work.
- 25 Beautifully Colorful Websites
- 25 Beautifully Colorful Websites – Part 2
- 25 Beautifully Colorful Websites – Part 3
With Photoshop, amazing results are possible for photo manipulations. In this post we’ll feature 30 tutorials for creating your own photo manipulation. The tutorials shown here will teach a wide variety of techniques and will work towards end results of all kinds.
Inspiration or web design can come from anywhere. An increasing number of websites are including elements from nature in the design. Background images, photos, illustrations… nature can be used a number of different ways in web design. In this post we’ll look at 25 excellent examples.
For more nature-inspired web design, see 25+ Inspiring Designs by Land, Sea and Air.
While Adobe Illustrator is the preferred tool by most designers for illustrating and drawing digitally, Photoshop can also be used for some types of illustration. This post includes a selection of tutorials that cover the process of drawing various objects in Photoshop.
Within the music industry there is a great variety in terms of the quality of websites. Some bands have excellent, creative websites, and others have sites that are not so friendly for visitors. In this post we’ll feature 35 websites from the music industry. Some are band websites and others are involved in the music industry in various ways.
If you’re building an e-commerce website or adding a small store to an existing website, you have plenty of options to choose from. With so many different options and so much variety from one to another, there is no right or wrong solution, just different choices that may work best for you in different situations.
You may want to choose an open source option that you can learn well in order to build a number of different client websites. Or, your client may want to go with a hosted or licensed option that can be up and running quickly. In this post we’ll look at more than 30 different options, provide some basic details, and point you in the right direction for getting more information to make a good decision.
If you don’t already have a preferred e-commerce system to work with, be sure to do some homework or experimentation before making any important decisions that could be difficult to change later.
Open Source Shopping Carts and E-Commerce Options:
There are a number of open source options that are popular with developers.
Well-designed e-commerce sites can provide a more enjoyable user experience, and they can also be excellent sources of design inspiration. Of course, usability is far more important than appearance when it comes to creating a user-friendly e-commerce website, but having an attractive and usable site is a great combination. This collection is intended to showcase some e-commerce sites that have an attractive design.
For the first part of this series, please see 50 Inspirational E-Commerce Website Designs.
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