Showcase of Light Texture in Web Design

Texture is obviously a common design element that is being used on a lot of modern websites. However, texture doesn’t always have to be a part of the design that stands out immediately to visitors. Light textures can also be used to subtly improve the design of the site. In this post we’ll feature 25 sites that use texture without it dominating the design.

Odosketch

Odosketch

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Questionable Characters

Questionable Characters

FeedStitch

FeedStitch

84 Colors

84 Colors

Designs for Interaction

Designs for Interaction

Ali Felski

Ali Felski

Atebits

Atebits

Small White Bear

Small White Bear

A Simple Measure

A Simple Measure

ConvergeSC

ConvergeSC

WellMedicated

WellMedicated

Monday by Noon

Monday by Noon

Eliminate Paper Time Cards

Eliminate Paper Time Cards

Jon Roth, MD

Jon Roth, MD

Olive Crush

Olive Crush

Simple Bits

Simple Bits

Digital Visions

Digital Visions

Simon Foster

Simon Foster

Jonathan Snook

Jonathan Snook

CSS Religion

CSS Religion

The Wayward Irregular

The Wayward Irregular

New York, New York Web Design

New York, New York Web Design

Urban Roots

Urban Roots

Matt Hamm

Matt Hamm

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  • Matt @ DVQ, March 2, 2010

    Hey, thanks for featuring Digital Visions Queenstown.

  • O Zoke, March 3, 2010

    Vandelay is super creative man … anyway I love 84 colors. Super inspirative!!

  • Marc, March 3, 2010

    @O Zoke: +1!

    84 colors is the one of the best stumbles for me in 2010 ;)

  • Matt Hamm, March 3, 2010

    Thanks for featuring me in this list. Right at the bottom! My Favourite is the Atebits website. Love that noise. I think the more subtle the texture the better in a lot of cases.

  • Melody, March 3, 2010

    It’s funny how something so subtle really makes a difference in all these designs..

  • e11world, March 4, 2010

    I like
    Atebits
    Eliminate Paper Time Cards
    Matt Hamm
    but the rest are great as well.
    I also agree with Melody.

  • Simon Foster, March 4, 2010

    Thanks for the mention :)

  • Milos Milikic, March 5, 2010

    I love textures in web design! Nice showcase!

  • aledesign.it, March 6, 2010

    Good post, the first examples are my preferite. I like the pastel colours used for backgrounds. The message will be strong after.
    My personal list:
    FeedStitch
    Ali Felski
    Urban Roots
    New York, New York Web Design

  • Claire, March 6, 2010

    My fave is the Feed Stitch definitely.

  • logolitic, March 7, 2010

    Matt Hamm is my favourite, I love this style!

  • klip izle, March 12, 2010

    thanks for post. great designs…

  • Web Design Norfolk, March 27, 2010

    I really like website with texture & depth in them – I think it really helps the page come alive. Thanks for the inspiration.

  • el terminali, April 16, 2010

    great texture, i like this list

  • oldpostagestamps, July 23, 2010

    The textur is so realistic.

  • James, October 3, 2010

    Another great textured site is bluuur:

    http://www.bluuur.com