Inspiration articles

As websites like Carbonmade and Dribbble (where designers share and promote their portfolios) make their way into the mainstream, there is an ever growing demand for branding work. In this environment, professionals can dive into the web...
When designing a website with a minimal number of pages and not a ton of content, a single-page design can be an innovative way to set the site apart. Single-page websites often utilize JavaScript and Flash, along with HTML and CSS to fit more...
As designers, we need to be creative in order to be successful at our jobs. Coming up with ideas and creative solutions to problems is what we do on a daily basis. But that doesn't mean it's always easy to do so. Sometimes we get blocked creatively,...
In the past, we featured creative business cards on WDD that show incredible creativity in order to promote a business, however, business cards seem to pale in comparison to some of the card designs you're going to see next. As you'll see below,...
Flickr is probably the most famous of all photo communities on the web. It's a place where photographers from all over the world come together, share their work and admire the work of others. Flickr however, like any other social network, has...
At this stage, I'm sure not a single reader here needs a definition of Apple's new revolutionary device; the iPad. You all know what it is, and you all know what it does - whether you see a purpose for it or not. It hasn't been around for all that long,...
The tourism industry can be a major source of revenue for a country and in some cases, it can even be its main source or revenue. That's one of the main reasons why web design for this field plays such a vital role in promoting and attracting potential...
Sometimes you finish a web design project and you're really proud of the results. Maybe it's a personal project, or the client gave you complete creative control. Whatever the case, you know it's some of the best work you've ever done, and you...
The ability to tint black-and-white photographs with color has been a staple of photography for decades, and modern image editors make warming and cooling grayscale images a snap. This concept of a steady progression of shades can be used...
Illustrated additions to websites can lend even the plainest theme an extra level of visual interest and complexity. Illustrations vary widely from one site to the next. Some look hand-drawn (whether they are or not) while others are obviously...
Logos can convey many ideas in one simple design and as designers we need to be fully aware of any hidden symbolism. You should be in full control of your design and use symbolism to convey messages to your advantage as this will further the impact...
The world cup in South Africa continues to be one of the hottest events of the summer and the fascination for this event continues strong as we approach the finals. Last week we featured the best website designs for the 2010 World Cup (check it...