6 Must Have Web Design Trends Of 2014

6 Must Have Web Design Trends Of 2014

If you thought 2013 brought an exciting array of web design trends with the popularity of flat design and parallax scrolling, then this list is going to excite you even more. 2014 is going to be an awesome year for Web Designers making our website even more beautiful.

1. Mix and Match typography. Some of the best websites out there now have two or three different fonts making the page easier to read and more attractive.

VG Design and Branding

Kitchen Sink Studios

Check out some fun examples of new fonts out there to add to your own project.

The Carpenter by Fenotype

Gipsy Hill by Luke Ferrand

Purbacala by seruput

2. Large Hero Areas displaying a large beautiful picture with little text at the top of a website.

Landing Bootstrap One Page by RevoTheme

WDA - Creative Responsive Template by www.ThemeStreet.Net

Flat Page - One Page Responsive by ProfMe

3. Heavier Focus On Mobile - Now that responsive Web design is all the rage, designers must focus on the mobile design first.

Mobile App Mockups by RgraphicsDesign

Personal Blog - Mobile Template

4. Videos In Place of Text - This trend is becoming more popular especially since the inception of the new HTML5 video tag. Why read about it when you can watch it?

Video Responsive WordPress Theme by Dessign

Flat Full Set Video Player by PSDboard

5. Manipulated Images - In 2014, we will see more images with color overlays, blurriness, or even photoshop filters.

Huge Images Pack by Around Seven Products

Light Leaks Image Overlays by YD-LABS

 Blurred Landscapes by Mathew Sisson

6. Dropping the sidebar - This pertains mostly to blog or magazine sites, but many are experimenting with dropping the sidebar all together allowing for more visual impact with content.

Real Broker WordPress Real Estate by 7Theme

Typeset - A Clean Magazine Style Blog by Courtyard Themes


What are some of your favorite new trends?

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Beautiful Typography Inspiration

Beautiful Typography Inspiration

Lately, I have been really inspired by the beautiful typography that I see everywhere. Check out this collection of websites that really got it right, followed by how to find similar fonts for your own projects.

The Design Files Open House

This site displays two sans serif fonts. The first one being very eloquent and the second one showing off its boldness.

Adelaida by Resistenza

Duase by Alvaro Thomaz Fonts

Satchel and Sage

Satchel and Sage is a husband and wife creative team and their website beautifully displays their love of design and typography.

KG Primary Italics by kimberlygeswein

Suicca by Alvaro Thomaz Fonts

Banger's Austin

The font on this site has a lot of character. It has a rustic feel and tells a story of a place where you want to go and "everyone knows your name".

Moonface Script by TypeFaith Fonts

Lunchbox Light by Kimmy Design


Cirq uses a very unique font set of fonts that are nicely paired. The typography throughout the site is unique and flows flawlessly.

Spokane Regular by dougpenick


Miss Mary's Mix

Miss Mary's Mix shows off the mix of a script font beautifully paired with a thin sans serif.

Moonface Script by TypeFaith Fonts

Burne Thin by Alvaro Thomaz Fonts


What are some of your favorite fonts to use? Show us some recent projects.

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10 Non-Traditional Engagement Rings to Inspire You

10 Non-Traditional Engagement Rings to Inspire You

It's engagement season! From Thanksgiving until Valentine's Day, engagement ring photos will likely be filling up your news feed. And while we love a stunning diamond, we also love the less traditional rings that we've been seeing more of lately. If you or your love is looking for an alternative engagement ring, here are some of our favorites.

Modern Organic

Incandescence Ring

From BHLDN via Lover.ly

Photo by: Raquel Lauren on Tracy Matthews Jewelry via Lover.ly

Radiant Cut White Sapphire Twig Ring in Recycled Gold

From Etsy Shops via Lover.ly

Solar Eclipse Ring

From BHLDN via Lover.ly

Fade to Black

Black Spinel Precious Gemstone and Sterling Silver Solitaire Ring, Cocktail Ring Made in Your Size

From Etsy Shops via Lover.ly

darkened sterling silver ring band set with flush set diamonds

From Etsy Shops via Lover.ly

Bright and Colorful

Photo by: Jody Bedford on Grey Likes Weddings via Lover.ly

Photo by: Stephanie Younce Photography on Southern Weddings via Lover.ly

Photo by: West Park Photography on Inspired by This via Lover.ly

Eclectic Pink Florida Wedding 3

Photo by: K and K Photography on Every Last Detail via Lover.ly

Which is your favorite? Let us know in the comments below!

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More Than Cake

More Than Cake

More Than Cake (aka  Amanda) has been an independent photographer for about 8 years and a graphic artist/web designer for 15 years.  "I love what I do and am thrilled to be able to share it with you", she says. You can check out all of her amazing designs on Creative Market.

2014 Vector Pattern Calendar

A Parliament of Owls Vol. 2

12 different owls with 8 different expressions, including: flirty, suspicious, sleepy, sleeping, winking, paranoid, sad, and dunce

Oddball Owls Vol. 1

Included in this volume are 7 oddball owls: Rock 'n Roll Grandpa Owl, Know-it-All Owl, Smarty Pants Owl, Flirty Owl, Paranoid Owl, High as a Kite Owl, and Artsy Owl

10 Vector Birdies, Vol. 1

Natural Ingredients Badges

8 Organic Ingredients Stamps

You absolutely must check out her collection of food photos. These are so amazing and eloquently shot. 

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A Colorful Illustrated Map of London's Great Little Places

A Colorful Illustrated Map of London's Great Little Places

"I know this great little place..." is something you've probably said or heard dozens of times. Well the folks behind Great Little Place decided to gather up people's recommendations for the amazing city of London and do something creative.

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This wonderful illustrated map of London's great little places was painstakingly hand drawn by Charlie Davis, an illustrator and designer based London. There's no doubt that a lot of hours and a lot of love went into every beautiful detail, just take a look for yourself.

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Get Your Party On In 2014

Get Your Party On In 2014

The New Year is just around the corner and with it, you need to have the most amazing invitations to send out to your party guests, the greatest greeting cards, or the most fabulous graphics. Here we have found a fun collection of 2014 party templates that will be sure to dazzle your party-goers.

New Year's Eve Party by Afizs

New Year Backdrop by Krukowski

Happy New Year Vector Set by cheebaribba

New Year's Concert Flyer by Afizs

New Year's Eve Party by Afizs

Happy new Year Vector Set by cheebaribba

2014 Year Calendar by SolveigEugenia Design

2014 New Year Flyer Template by Easybrandz

New Year Bokeh by Background Store


We would love to hear what your holiday plans are? Tell us all about them!

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The Colors of Your Favorite Christmas Movies

The Colors of Your Favorite Christmas Movies

Ah the holidays. A time for friends, family, and traditions. In my family, we watch westerns on Christmas. Don't ask me why. I know friends that look forward to their annual A Christmas Story marathon on TBS. And then there are others that prefer to have John McClane over for a little mayhem around the holidays.

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Whatever your preference, it's that wonderful time of year when you get to revisit your favorite movies with the people that you love. Join us as we take a look at some of the popular holiday films and their colors.

Elf (2003)

A delightful little film, Elf hearkens back to the old Christmas special claymations in just about every way, right down to the retro color scheme.


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Holiday Gift Tags, Crafts, and DIY Ideas

Holiday Gift Tags, Crafts, and DIY Ideas

Looking for some last minute holiday cards, gift tags, or DIY craft ideas? Take a look at these downloadable assets that you can print right from your home.

Three Kings Day by Himoki

Pack Ginger Man by Himoki

Perfect for Scrapbook, animation, envelope, stationery, card, postcard and more!

Pack Santa Claus  by Himoki

Pack Rudolf  by Himoki

Printable Christmas Gift Tags by Little Light Creative

Robins Egg & Chalkboard Digital Tags by Le Paper Cafe

Vector Christmas Gift Tag by Paynter & Company

Christmas Gift Tags by LuOtero

Printable Holiday Gift Tags by MakeMediaCo

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Creative Christmas Icons

Creative Christmas Icons

It's never too late to update your website for the holiday season. Here we have put together a collection of our favorite Christmas icons.

Christmas Icons by Iconeden

Christmas Icons #1 and #2 by shonachica

Christmas Icon Objects by Vítek Prchal

Vintage Christmas Alphabet by Marish

Xmas Set by iConveyer

16 Colorful Flat Christmas Icons by Sabelskaya

New Year and Christmas Flat Icons

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Amazing Fonts By RodrigoTypo

Amazing Fonts By RodrigoTypo

Looking for a new font for your project? I have found a great collection of fonts that will look amazing with any design and some have that authentic holiday feel that you've been looking for. RodrigoTypo is actually Rodrigo Araya Slaas from Santiago de Chile. You can check out his amazing and fun collection of fonts at Creative Market.

Laika Pro

Koni Black




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