Posts Tagged ‘web design’
Before talking about cunning tricks of Black Hat or Dark Pattern and its influence on users, first we should mention the main common notion of this term. So the Dark Pattern is a set of various techniques and “devices” which are targeted user to do something easily manipulating his/her actions.
If we think about using “deceptive techniques” in our everyday life, you’ll be definitely surprised as we are facing with them more often than you think. Kids importune to give some sweet stuff, TV advertisement that compels you to buy some suspicious products, marketing offer that presents some needless and silly bonuses, etc. All these examples confirm the above-mentioned assertion about using various methods of psychological influence which become more advanced and deliberate in our days. Some of us practice these methods in their work-a-day activity and there are hundreds of professions where these deceptive techniques are adopted…
Let’s see the most common examples of Black Hat UI tricks we can notice day by day:
If you decide to show your head to the people, this is a great time for it. A lot of web designers show their heads to their visitors and therefore make their websites more personal. Also, adding a head image is a good way to build an emotional connection with site visitors.
As we are trying to be your guide to the latest web design trends, we believe it’s important to feature the websites that follow the head trend; especially, when there are so many of them now. As you’ll see it, most websites that come with head images, head illustrations and head collages are web designers’ portfolios. Still, many other sites use head graphics as the main design element.
We can only guess why head images are so widely used by designers from all over the world, but we can’t ignore it. That’s why we encourage you to visit 20 head inspired websites that are listed below. Each website offers a unique experience and serves as an online monument to the power of personality.
Today we have prepared another collection of unique and inspiring designs, but before you check them out, let us explain what Multi Level Websites are.
By Multi Level Websites we mean the websites that are divided into different stages. For instance, you enter the website and find yourself in the sky. Then you scroll down and see as content fits the illustration of the earth, water or even underground.
Web designers follow this trend when they create online portfolios and personal websites. In this way designers impress their visitors and take us to the places we have never been before.
Most websites you’ll find below are single page designs. Also, we could notice that the common elements for multi level websites are colorful illustrations and large backgrounds. Once you enter the website you will take an exiting trip from the sky to the ground or even underground.
Please enjoy the most creative multi level websites and we hope you won’t get tired of scrolling because most sites are long page designs.
As you may have noticed, we have recently redesigned our blog to make it a better place
to visit. It took us some time to decide what colors and design elements will work well for
Web Templates Blog, but finally we have what we think is the best choice.
We hope you enjoy the new design too and we hope you’ll find it interesting to browse a collection of fascinating websites which use orange as their primary color. First of all, orange is a bright and optimistic color. It’s widely used by web designers who like their works to be colorful and eye-catching. Secondly, our blog comes with orange background too and thirdly, we don’t want you to miss a chance to enjoy really inspiring web page designs.
Below are 30 Orange Websites which we hope you’ll find interesting. Although, most websites are designed in orange & black and orange & white color schemes, some of them prove that orange can be successfully mixed with pink, blue, red and other colors. So, we hope to see more fresh color combinations in the future. And now please enjoy the Orange Websites we could find so far.
Professional looking VirtueMart Templates are now available at TemplateMonster.com. Each of them is designed to be used with VirtueMart, multi-featured shopping cart software. Before you browse VirtueMart Templates, please take a moment to read about VirtueMart and why it has become so popular with webmasters and especially online merchants. First of all, you should know that VirtueMart has been created to be a powerful online-shop solution for Joomla! CMS. It has already been downloaded more than 2.5 million times. Not only VirtueMart comes with all the features necessary to launch a successful online shop but also it is free to download, use and even edit.
VirtueMart team explains, “With it’s a fully-featured eCommerce Engine VirtueMart is perfect to sell your Goods online and drive your Business to new Heights. Despite being Open Source Software it powers large Online Shops providing the Performance, Usability and Security you expect from professional Software”.
Now, when you know what VirtueMart is and why you may need it, it’s time to check out the VirtueMart Templates. As we’ve mentioned above, these are web page designs to be used with VirtueMart. If you like a certain template, feel free to click on its image and learn more about it.
VirtueMart Template #1
If you are asking this question, then more than likely you are a web designer, webmaster or somehow involved in creating or managing websites. Here is our
advice – find your answer to this question and share it with people from all over
the world. In other words we suggest you to cast your vote for the most promising web design trends.
To vote for the best Web Design Trends for 2010 you should follow simple guidelines. First of all visit Blog.TemplateMonster.com and read an article introducing the latest web design trends (to name a few of them: huge images, large headers and footers, typography, a lot of white space, multi column layouts, slideshows, minimalism, speaking navigation, etc). As the article comes with self explaining samples it’ll be quite easy for you to decide what trends you’d like to follow this year. Once you make your decision you can share it with others. To do so, simply comment the post entitled
Help Us Choose the Best Web Design Trends for 2010 – Everyone’s an Expert.
It only takes a few minutes to vote, but your point of view can influence which web design trends will be on the top in 2010.
Black, white and red are the most popular colors in web design. In most cases one of these colors dominates over the others but sometimes we can see them all together in one website.
Take a look at the websites listed below – all of them look simply amazing thanks to a black- white-red color scheme! No doubt this color choice has been rather successful so far and there are high chances it’ll continue to be so.
Still, we appreciate your opinion on this topic. Do you like when the website colors contrast strongly with each other? What do you think about websites which enjoy the mixture of black, white and red?