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What’s the idea of a good site navigation? If should guide the viewers easily through-out the site and be quite understandable. What’s the idea of creative navigation? It should do the mentioned above plus make the visitors’ journey around the site captivating.
Under creativity I mean some techniques like parallax scrolling that creates a kind of 3D effect (of course, a faux one). When you see a site with various backgrounds that move at different speeds to one another, it is definitely parallax. It’s hard to mix it up with something else, ‘cause it can be clearly seen that it creates the feeling of depth (the objects that are close to your seem to be larger than the other ones).
Parallax websites is a way to withdraw from boring layouts with the usual navigation that can be a wise one, but oft-recurring.
If you think that all parallax websites look the alike, you’re mistaken. It only seems that the changeable layers produce the same effect, but various ways of their implementation can give totally different results. What exactly? Continue reading this post to see it and discover the top parallax websites.
Have you ever seen a site of typefamily that presents it so impressively? Single page layout with parallax scrolling invites you to see all the variations of the type. The contrasting colors, interesting solutions for presenting text examples (as citations, magazine pages, prints on cups, book paragraphs) work excellently for catching your attention.
This design reminds me scrapbooking where a variety of pieces (different materials, papers, fabric, ribbons, etc.) are nicely arranged in one work. This site welcomes you with its delicate tones, so wonderful images, nice typography and parallax scrolling.
The design is like a melody that you play. The right hand produces the melody, the left sets the rhythm and tone. In other words, the right one plays the leading part, and the left one is underpart. But you need both of them to play a beautiful piece of music. The same happens in design. There are main and minor parts in it, but each little element plays an important role, and sets a tone of the whole concept.
Today we’ll focus attention on the background as a part of design, namely the grid paper background. It’s a trend that is quite popular for the present time and can be observed in a number of designs. It looks unobtrusive, doesn’t interfere with the layout and the style of the site, and can be used in all types of sites. Whether you have a business web presence, your personal page, apparel store or blog of artworks, you can use the grid paper background to create clean look, and make the main content part look attractive against it.
In the post below you can see the nice examples of the grid paper background usage in IT business websites, advertising agencies, cloths stores. And a little present for you will be a set of free grid patterns that you can download, and use for decorating your own design works. Among these textures you can find the ones that are used in the examples of the sites from this collection.
Usually, the showcases of hosting websites focus on the analysis of the best sites that offer the most affordable hosting services at the lowest prices possible. The lists with descriptions help to find out which one is the most feature-rich, reliable and mostly used. We’ll also work with the list of best host providers, but they will serve you as the examples of the efficient hosting designs that sell.
So, how can a web hosting company sell services faster through its website design? What are the most usual design elements that make such a site efficient and drive move customers in? Let’s enumerate the key aspects and design elements that make hosting websites effective:
- Toll free technical support number in the header for the immediate reach.
- Number of new customers or hosting domains.
- Large banner with the main services and price info. The price is marked with the larger type and is usually placed in a separate block. Effective sign-up button is also to be found there.
- Blocks with the views of additional services for clients (reselling, VPS).
- Separated areas of information concerning migration process and site creation.
- Block with SimpleScripts for free installations of CMS engine (with large icons).
- Large action buttons that are impossible to miss.
- Back money guarantee notification.
- Block of information about awards.
- Testimonials of the happy clients or short description of the company are welcome.
- The main emphasis is put on the visual presentation of services and prices.
- Dual color scheme with the presence of trustworthy blue or its shadows.
NB: For those who are interested in designing his/her own hosting website, the collection of premium quality solutions, WordPress hosting themes, will come in handy.
And now check out how the mentioned above features are implemented in the following designs of the most popular web hosting providers.
This one is the best of the best according to the numerous ratings. And you can notice here the design that works and features all the mentioned above points. Of course, it is the price, the quality of services and the superb customer support that makes it so popular. But the way it presents all this is worth your attention and the highest reviews.
The second example shows us the site of the reliable hosting provider with rich features and FREE domain forever offer. It’s website in a laconic design and easy on the eye color scheme (with the emphasis on blue, and it is seen from its name) presents all the services in the readable and clear way.
February is the time when everything around turns pink. The web seems to be changing all its colors into red, purple, rose, violet, pink. There is a reason for that – St. Valentine’s Day and all that celebrations that are concerned with it. The sites are dressed up in pink colors and gain some romantic tone.
What are the most popular tints of color for the sites? What sites use them more often? If you look at this compilation of Website Templates That Strike Pink, you can notice that most of them are fashion, wedding and baby themes. This color scheme makes them look sweet, appealing and it arouses the pleasant emotions. Sometimes you can see that night club themes also use the shades of this color in their layouts that results in the attractive look. The saturated shade of this color acts as a powerful element for grabbing attention. The example of its successful implementation in the design you can also find in the post below.
So, here they are, pink-charged themes with a strong romantic and appealing power.
What can be more inspirational than a great restaurant website? The way it presents the delicious cuisine deserves attention. This is the way how a restaurant invites its visitors and serves as a warm welcome for people. Some of such sites are really amazing.
What are the most peculiar features that are to be found in these designs? Of course, the usage of warm color scheme that makes everything looks tasty. The red color is widely used, ‘cause it has a power of working up an appetite. The large scale images are one more obligatory point of such designs. What can advertise the dish better than a high-resolution image? They are to be found in the sliders with nice effects, in the gallery sections, in the backgrounds. It goes without saying that the next point is undoubtedly important – the nice and comprehensive presentation of the menu. When the site gives an opportunity to order food online and reserve place, it speaks about client-oriented policy of the restaurant. Some visual effects are also welcome, because they bring interactivity in the process of browsing the site.
We’ve compiled 5 Best Restaurant Sites. The Yummy Designs that Work to see how the visual part is presented. Besides the mentioned above elements, they contain cool effects that add power to them. But wait! Before you start, make sure that you are not hungry, ‘cause the designs are really yummy.
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The fresh green colors scheme makes this design easy on the eye. A lot of open space makes it really pleasant to eyes, clean and clear. One of the attractive elements of this site is flash animation in its slider. You can notice the drop down blocks of information in some sliders.
Here is the example of a restaurant site with one page layout. It scrolls automatically to the needed part while the header and footer are in still position The gallery features full-scale slider that puts an emphasis on the illustrations of the featured dishes placed there.
Let’s dive in the beautiful underwater world exploring the secrets of its depths and find the unique portion of inspiration that is quite important for any creative work.
An underwater theme has its original style and ocean look that’s why it’s impossible to confuse it with any other topic. Underwater design is distinguished by the blue color scheme, deep ocean effect, active usage of various sea elements, waves, water splashes, diving animations, sound effects of rote etc. Looking through our collection of presented websites, you can notice that underwater theme can be displayed in different ways, from the funny cartoon demonstration to the professional graphic presentation. The active usage of underwater design in the related web projects can be explained by the unusual topic that makes visitors interested in the website from one side and effectively introduce your business field from another side.
In this website showcase you’ll find great examples of underwater design that will impress you by their different styles and ways of execution. And if you plan to create a high-grade web project with the similar topic we prepared for you five premium website templates that possess underwater design in all its beauty, deep power and greatness.
Underwater Website Designs
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Let’s jump in the multifarious world of geometry where we can find a great random of different figures and forms. It’s difficult to mention all of them, but the most frequently used geometrical shapes in web design are square, circle, triangle, rhombus and hexagon.
According to the geometric definition of a hexagon, it is a polygon with six edges and six vertices. Probably because of its original shape and unusual form the hexagon design becomes really popular trend that stands out from the rest. Surfing the net, you can notice that hexagon figures are used as the web elements, shapes for sliders, menu categories, buttons, etc. Usually hexagons are displayed with sharp angles, but sometimes they can be a little rounded.
Designer workflow is about creativity, so that’s why the hexagon shape brings its new trend in our web presence. No doubt, shape is essential in web design, so move from this point and the successful final result doesn’t make you wait. To provide the whole visual presentation of this style we introduce you some vivid Hexagon Website Designs and Hexagon Website Templates to give you good spoon of inspiration!
Hexagon Website Designs
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Direct communication with a website administrator is always more preferable than a correspondence with a help of a mediatory software. That’s why more and more site developers create a contact form at their sites. The service saves time for both sides and makes a process of problem solving more inspired.
And recently TemplateMonster team has arranged a useful selection of 15 free contact form services for you. Undoubtedly they will help you if you are not good in PHP programming. These guys are extremely cool and their list of free contact form services is indubitably impressive too. And this is the first reason to use these online form generators. The other reason is that the list of contact form services is aimed at different customer needs. Free contact forms give you different opportunities: to customize options of your contact form – such as colors, controls and text style, – to make your mediatory more safety, to send a notification on your email address each time site visitors use your contact form. So you can feel free to use any of the services.
However some of free contact form services have extra options which are available only for regular monthly fee. It is on your own accord and if there are enough basic options for your needs than you are lucky to save some money for yourself.
Although, no one knows who will win this year’s FIFA World Cup, most of us follow the news coming from South Africa. No doubt, we can start making predictions, but let’s start with visiting the official websites of the top FIFA players. It seems to be the right way to feel the spirit of the soccer championship and understand what the players think of when the final battle is near. Only the strongest will win, but it should be an exciting experience to see what’s happening on the websites that belong to Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo, Robinhoo and others.
First of all, it’s interesting to read what the FIFA players think of the upcoming matches as well as those matches they have already played in South Africa. At the same time you, as designers, will definitely notice the common design elements used in the players’ websites listed below. We mean Flash Intros, Flash headers, and animated images, etc.
We appreciate if you comment this article with your impressions of the websites introducing top soccer players from different countries.
Earlier this week we’ve welcomed spring with the post entitled Environmental Organizations Websites and today we’d like to feature Eco-Friendly Websites. To be more specific, we’ll list 20 websites that come with eco-friendly badges. These badges are used to inform the visitors that a website is environmentally friendly or hosted with a green hosting company.
Usually eco friendly badges are placed on the top of the page. Therefore, the badge easily fits any design, even the most original one.
And now we suggest you to check out the most popular eco-friendly badges and see how they fit different websites. Please note: each badge will be provided with a description.
1. Websites using these two badges are hosted with Greengeeks.com.