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A Touch of Neon in Web Design: Using Color to Draw a User’s Attention

A Touch of Neon in Web Design: Using Color to Draw a User’s Attention

Color is one of the most powerful tools in website design, especially when it comes to manipulating reading flow. As a rule, the standard reading path starts from the top…

The Use of Cursor Effects in Web Design

The Use of Cursor Effects in Web Design

Not only do cursor effects help to maintain a user’s interest while they are waiting, but also assists in establishing an effective UX between UI and user.

Exploring Web Design with a 1990s Vibe

Exploring Web Design with a 1990s Vibe

While we have been living for almost twenty years in the new century (the magical number of 2020 is already looming), the last decade of the previous one makes its…

Rocking the Boat: Examining the Use of Waves in Web Design

Rocking the Boat: Examining the Use of Waves in Web Design

Waves in web design? It seems unlikely. I bet the first thing that comes to your mind are websites dedicated to travel – especially by sea. Or, sites with nautical…

The Hamburger & Mega-Menu Combination Design Trend

The Hamburger & Mega-Menu Combination Design Trend

Hamburger icons are everywhere. They carved a niche for themselves without any intention to leave us anytime soon. Hate it, love it – just deal with it. Much like the…

Out of the Way: Corner Navigation in Web Design

Out of the Way: Corner Navigation in Web Design

Corner navigation has been with us for a while. It is a small trend that has emerged from the popular perimeter navigation. However, unlike its predecessor, it looks less massive…

8 Stunning Examples of the X-Ray Effect in Web Design

8 Stunning Examples of the X-Ray Effect in Web Design

An x-ray is a form of electromagnetic radiation that has wavelengths shorter than visible light. It easily passes through solid objects and lets you see inside. It has found many…

The Rise of the Almost-Flat Design Web Trend

The Rise of the Almost-Flat Design Web Trend

Flat design originated as a wholly simplistic and minimalist style. However, it has been recently evolving.

The Design Trend of Utilizing Monochrome Colors in Hero Areas

The Design Trend of Utilizing Monochrome Colors in Hero Areas

The way we use color seems to change so much these days. Only several months ago we were discussing the vibrant color schemes that were seen in many details of…

Large Cursors: Pointing the Way Towards a Better Web

Large Cursors: Pointing the Way Towards a Better Web

Various experiments are conducted these days with mouse pointers. Consider our recent posts regarding cursor effects and the use of circular cursors in web design. It feels like we are…

The Design Trend of Using Triangles in Web Design

The Design Trend of Using Triangles in Web Design

You may wonder: “What can be so special about triangles? It is just a plain, primitive geometric shape. Not even a circle or square that have a hint of perfectionism.”…

Using ‘Spotty’ Backgrounds in Web Design to Grab Attention

Using ‘Spotty’ Backgrounds in Web Design to Grab Attention