I've searched the web for some of the most creative and unique web design designs to inspire you to create an awesome blog or website of your own. Check out my favorite picks from around the web:
Bagigia: This is probably one of the most creative websites out there. Not only does the site feature parallax design, it's page navigation is completely unique and interactive. You can navigate the page by scrolling with your cursor, using the circle navigation panel on the bottom right hand side, or dragging the mock "zipper" along the bottom of the page. As you transition from page to page you get to experience the unique features of the Bagigia products, it's truly a unique and interactive experience.
IndoFolio: What I love about this page is it's unique parallax design that involves horizontal scrolling. As you transition between pages you find that the background picture transforms and moves with you making page navigation fun and exciting.
Thibaud: This awesome portfolio design is one of my favorites because it allows users to select their preferred method of site navigation. You can alter and change the way that you navigate the portfolio by selecting various styles at the bottom of the screen.
Dulla: I love the animation and hand drawn illustrations featured on this site. The landing page is so creative, it draws users in and makes them want to learn what the site is all about.
Organic Grid:This landing page is so colorful and fun. I love using the navigation elements to experience new and different artists.
The Kennedys: I just think this landing page looks SUPER cool. I love all of the flashing colors and amazing illustrations. I feel like I could just stare at this page for hours upon hours.
VlogIt: I absolutely love the navigation on this site, it's so much fun to watch the images change on the site and navigate through this interesting circular panel.
Ray's Lab: I love how colorful the artwork is on this landing page. Simply because of its colorful layout and design, I'm intrigued to learn more about the site.
Tori's Eye: I love the animated background on this site, and how the site continues to change and adapt to your actions and movements.
Tamron Island:This site looks so cool, it makes me want to visit this amazing land and never leave. It simply looks SO cool and navigation around the site is creative.
I hope you've enjoyed some of my favorite picks of the most creative website designs from around the web. If you're looking to start your own site or re-vamp a site you already have, check out these awesome themes and templates from Creative Market to get you started.
I recently found this awesome infographic on the meaning of color in marketing. I think it's so fascinating to think about the impact of colors on people's perceptions, thoughts, dreams, and desires. I had to share this awesome infographic with you so that you could better understand the reasons certain companies utilize different colors.
I absolutely love stunning text effects that are easy to create. There is so much that you can do with Photoshop, that I could never come up with on my own, so I thought I would share some of my favorite text effects and tutorials on how to make them.
Grunge, Glowing Text
In order to create this awesome text effect, check out these products from Creative Market:
Concrete Style Text Effect
I love this fun and funky grunge text effect. If you're looking to create this, check out these products from Creative Market:
Copper Text Effect
If you want to create this awesome text effect, check out Creative Market's resources:
Elena Romanova is a full-time artist living and working in Europe. Her designs are absolutely gorgeous. I love how she creates amazing watercolor art in unique shapes. Check out some of my favorite designs of hers below and visit her shop.
If you're looking to create whimsical and gorgeous watercolor art without the watercolors check out Creative Market's amazing brushes to create watercolor art:
These amazing geometric prints are the work of DAAS. DAAS is a Japanese based American artist, who uses animals in many of his geometric designs. His work is incredibly inspiring and I hope you enjoy it. Check out his portfolio and pick up some of his designs.
If you love these amazing geometric animal prints, check out these geometric patterns from Creative Market to start creating your own geometric projects:
There is nothing that screams Summer and Spring like flowers. I love walking outside and seeing all of the gorgeous and fragrant flowers blooming. There is something simply sweet and romantic about flowers. Not only do we give them as gifts to people we care about as a sign of affection, flowers are also presented to people as a symbol of regret and apology. I love the hidden meanings of flowers, and I think that floral prints and patterns are definitely making a come back in 2013. We are seeing more and more floral patterns with a funky and vintage flare on the runway, in stores, and featured in interior design.
If you love these floral prints you'll love these inspiring patterns from COLOURlovers:
If you're looking to start creating something with a floral pattern why not check out these resources from Creative Market? All it takes is two clicks (purchase and download) and you're ready to get creative!
Last week we asked our awesome followers on Facebook what colors they were seeing everywhere, and after doing some more research we think that Coral is definitely trending. Earlier this year we featured Mint as a trendy color for 2013, and we are definitely still seeing a lot of mint everywhere.
Check out some of these trendy coral elements from around the web to get inspired in fashion, home decor, and every other aspect of your life.
If you're looking to learn a variety of new craft projects, One Artsy Mama is a site you definitely have to check out. One Artsy mama is the brain child of Amy Latta. On her site, she shares a variety of creative projects including home decor, kid's crafts, sewing, jewelry, and more. She recently published her first e-book Crochet 101, and it's absolutely fantastic and a must-read resource for anyone looking to get into Crochet.
Amy has tons of awesome DIY and craft projects that I'm absolutely in love with. I've selected some of my favorite projects and posts from Amy's blog that I think you'll fall in love with.
First of all, if you're interested in learning how to crochet, Amy is an expert. Be sure to check out Crochet 101 and get started today. Amy provides you with all the resources and tools you need to get started.
Create Crazy and Colorful Coasters with Amy: I love this project that Amy came up with. It's so cool, creative, and easy to make.
You Are My Sunshine Framed Art: I absolutely love this project. It's perfect to put around your house or use as a gift for a loved one.
Ever wanted to throw a Lego Party? Amy shows you how to through the perfect lego party complete with Party Favors, a Lego cake, and tons of Lego fun.
Tissue Paper Cherry Blossoms: I love this idea for decorating my apartment. It's absolutely gorgeous! I really want to set aside a time to get this done!
Shabby Chic Jewelry Organizer: Make a jewelry organizer with Amy. I absolutely love this gorgeous jewelry organizer.
I've always wanted to come up with unique ways of saving my memories, and scrapbooks have started to become my creative outlet. I can spend hours a day just choosing different patterns and clip art to combine to really make my memories come to life in the pages of a scrapbook.
I searched the web to find some of the most colorful and creative scrapbook pages, and I hope they inspire you to create awesome projects.
If you're looking to create some colorful scrapbook pages and paper printables use these awesome papers and graphics from Creative Market:
Looking for some design inspiration? How About Orange is an amazing site by Jessica Jones, a graphic designer based in Chicago. In addition to corporate identities, marketing collateral, and a popular line of home décor fabrics, Jessica is the mastermind behind How About Orange. How About Orange is more than just a craft and design blog, it's an amazing resource filled with DIY tutorials, free printables and fonts, desktop wallpapers, decorating ideas and so much more.
I have to admit that I have become completely captivated by all of Jessica's amazing DIY tutorials. I want to try each and every one of them simply because they look SO cool. I've hand selected a few of my favorites from Jessica's DIY section.
In addition to featuring a multitude of amazing DIY tutorials Jessica finds the best of the best free design downloads. I've included some of my favorites below:
I'm absolutely in love with this site there is seriously so much on here, I can't stop looking through all of the different sections and features. If you're a designer, or just getting started, check out Jessica's 'Useful Resources' section. There are tons of websites, programs, and tutorials to help you learn a lot of cool stuff. Below, I've featured some of my favorite resources that Jessica has discovered...I hope you enjoy them as much as I have.
Make sure to check out all Jessica has to offer at How About Orange and start getting crafty right away!