Inspiration articles

Web design tastes change so fast that it's hard to keep up. As with all trends, it’s hard to tell what will be a short-lived fad from what will be around for a long time: there was a time when a Flash introduction was the hottest thing going around;...
All designers need a little inspiration from time to time. So it’s lucky for us that there are thousands of designers, educators, philosophers, writers, and business people willing to hand out advice for free. What is more, the Web is packed...
The web has changed a lot over the last decade, and at the same time it hasn't changed at all. If we look back 10 years we will find that the web had a very common layout pattern at work across the bulk of sites. This go-to pattern consisted of a header,...
In the last few years, there’s been a real shift in design trends that focuses on gorgeously designed landing pages. Whether it’s for an iPhone app, a web app, a service or a physical product, the bar for landing page design has been raised...
Happy New Year to all our readers! Today, we’re going to take a look at three key navigation trends that will dominate 2015. One might think that we have explored every possible variation of navigation on the web, and yet we see continued exploration...
While I write this, one of my sons is yelling at me to come look at yet another YouTube Poop animation. He thinks they are hilarious. I can't stand them! When he demands I watch one… or eight with him, I have to ask if they are a collection of unintelligible...
Mobile apps are becoming increasingly refined: Where once an app performed numerous functions, now there are apps that focus on a single task. As users become more adept with their devices, and more comfortable replying on apps, this...
If you're not familiar with Cards Against Humanity, think of it like Apples to Apples for very sick and twisted (grown-up) minds. They don't call it "A Party Game for Horrible People" for nothing. While the game is definitely not for everyone...
The world may be shrinking, but it’s growing at the same time. As we quickly approach the three billion Internet user mark, the opportunities to connect and share creative and design inspiration with different cultures and mindsets are...
Kickstarter has become a huge influencer in the startup space, as well as in the entertainment and arts industries among independent creators. Everything from movie sequels for popular TV shows to potato salad have been funded on the site,...
Circles are a relatively new development in web design. From the boxy days of web design’s youth, our contemporary works have evolved beyond what many would have imagined in those early days of the www. This current embrace of the circular...
For designers passionate about the latest developments across the full spectrum of visual design, there’s a new site that features some of the most exciting, innovative and inspiring design projects taking place today. Every day our sister-site,...