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.
Check out some fun examples of new fonts out there to add to your own project.
2. Large Hero Areas displaying a large beautiful picture with little text at the top of a website.
3. Heavier Focus On Mobile - Now that responsive Web design is all the rage, designers must focus on the mobile design first.
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?
5. Manipulated Images - In 2014, we will see more images with color overlays, blurriness, or even photoshop filters.
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.
What are some of your favorite new trends?
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.
This site displays two sans serif fonts. The first one being very eloquent and the second one showing off its boldness.
Satchel and Sage is a husband and wife creative team and their website beautifully displays their love of design and typography.
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".
Cirq uses a very unique font set of fonts that are nicely paired. The typography throughout the site is unique and flows flawlessly.
Miss Mary's Mix shows off the mix of a script font beautifully paired with a thin sans serif.
What are some of your favorite fonts to use? Show us some recent projects.
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.
Fade to Black
Bright and Colorful
Which is your favorite? Let us know in the comments below!
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12 different owls with 8 different expressions, including: flirty, suspicious, sleepy, sleeping, winking, paranoid, sad, and dunce
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"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.
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.
2014 Year Calendar by SolveigEugenia Design
We would love to hear what your holiday plans are? Tell us all about them!
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.
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.
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.
Perfect for Scrapbook, animation, envelope, stationery, card, postcard and more!
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.
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.