20+ wonderful design-heavy websites

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April 16, 2013
20+ wonderful design-heavy websites.



If you’re asking me to share with you some of the best web designs in the world, chances are I’m going to point you in the direction of something that’s pretty minimal. In fact, if you ask most designers, they’ll point you to sites that are equally sparse. Myself and others tend to believe that less is more. Plus, we’re entering an age where audiences want less fluff and more information & content. That lends to the question, how do we handle design-heavy websites?<\/p>\r\n

I don’t mean design in the sense of layouts and higher understanding. I mean design in terms of aesthetics and decorations and lots of visual stuff. I’m big on\u00a0separating\u00a0the two, but when you think about it, I start to wonder when we on the web even left that idea. Think about it like this: many print designers know that you can’t do too many crazy effects because they don’t work on paper.<\/p>\r\n

But on the web, you can really do what you want and people will see it. Nowadays, you get online and it’s not uncommon to see a website with very little design and lots of white space. So today, we’re going to do something a little different and show you some of the great websites that have tons of visual design, but still manage to work.<\/p>\r\n

The X3 Internship Program<\/h1>\r\n

Most internship programs give you a piece of paper and you have to do your best to keep up. You really might feel like you’re pushing the envelope if your internship program has a dedicated web page. x3 is an agency that decided to give their entire internship a full fledged website. It’s not just any old website either. There’s so much excitement built on this page thanks to the unorthodox layout and great illustrations.<\/p>\r\n



Kahuna Webstudio<\/h1>\r\n

Kahuna Webstudio does a great job of creating a new iteration of the typical agency or portfolio page. While many are doing one-pagers, they aren’t doing lots to create differences per page.’ Kahuna does a different thing for each section. And while it’s not the heaviest of design, they use a good amount to help create the feeling and emotion they’re looking for.<\/p>\r\n

Kendra Gaines

Kendra Gaines is a freelance designer from Virginia, USA. Connect with her.

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