Archive for the ‘Inspiration’ Category

30 Beautiful Business Card Designs


I don’t know about you, but now that it’s officially the holiday season that means one thing for sure: I’m going to be around a LOT of people almost ALL the time. In the midst of endless dinners, parties, get-togethers, gift exchanges, etc.

I am asked each year – without exception – for my business card. And yet, I am embarrassed to say that until recently, I haven’t even had one! I know, that’s bad, because business cards are important. In fact, it’s even worse for me because I’m always harping on my creative friends to get a website up when something as simple as a nice business card can make an equally good impression on a prospective client. It’s sort of a no brainer.

40 Enticing Freelance Portfolio Layout Designs for Inspiration


Freelancers are generally interested in their field by first reading about it online, or hearing about the experience from a peer. Once you start landing projects you begin to realize how lucrative the freelancing track can be. However building up a portfolio is one task which requires a bit of background study. You’ll need to good work to showcase, along with looking over some example websites for layout structure.

I have put together this huge collection of 40 stunning freelance portfolio layout designs. You can go through our gallery below and figure out which interfaces look right. What kind of portfolio design would work best for you? What would make you confident in your work to share your link around with potential clients? By asking yourself these questions now you’ll be prepared when the time comes to finally sit down and build your portfolio!

36 Mobile Responsive Website Layouts in iOS Safari


Responsive website design are some of the most advanced trends we can see bridging the gap between desktop and mobile. There are more Internet users on mobile devices and tablet PCs than ever before. And designers are crafty people who pick up on these statistics. There are so many great examples of modern website layouts with responsive functionality.

In this gallery below I’ve put together a complete set of websites based on a responsive design. You can find inspiration for navigation menus, headers, and completely fluid layout schemes. It will take practice but once you find success in responsive design it’s a powerful tool for web developers.

30 Outstanding Examples of Macro Photography

30 Outstanding Examples of Macro Photography

Macro photography gives us the opportunity to see our world in a little more detail and from some different and interesting angles. Macro lenses are capable of achieving higher magnification than life size, enabling the photographer to show us things we can’t see with the naked eye, such as insect eyes. Here is a selection of some outstanding examples of macro photography bringing us closer to nature.

25+ Beautifully Designed Animal-Related Websites

Beautifully Designed Animal-Related Websites

Animal-related websites, you would think, would be stunning in their design… after all, they have the most photogenic of subjects to work with, and coupled with a wildlife-type theme, the resulting designs could be outstanding. However, this genre of website design seems to have been, in the most part, left behind in terms of producing the ‘wow’ factor, ease of navigation and lots of whitespace so visitors can find exactly what they are looking for in the least time possible.

So here is a round-up of some animal-related sites that have moved their designs into the 21st Century and make an impact either through their great design or ease of navigation or both.

30+ Amazing Examples of Surreal Photography

30+ Amazing Examples of Surreal Photography

Surreal art, according to Wikipedia is ‘work featuring the element of surprise, unexpected juxtapositions and non sequitur…’

Surrealism until relatively recently was to be found mainly in traditional art, the most famous surreal artist being Salvador Dali.

These days, with the growth of digital art, there are many surreal photo manipulations, digital drawings as well as, of course, traditional art. Surrealism can also be seen in photography. The requirements for a good surreal photograph are many and varied – it may be a weather condition, a shot of a reflection, a different angle/perspective or a completely set up composition.

35 Beautiful and Usable Minimal Desktop Wallpapers

35 Beautiful and Usable Minimal Desktop Wallpapers

Wallpaper seems to be a very important part of computer users’ libraries these days. If you keep a lot of icons on your desktop, a busy wallpaper will only hinder you navigating your computer. That’s where minimal wallpapers come in to their own – you have lots of space for loads of icons to be seen clearly.

Here we have selected 35 stunning minimal wallpapers for your pleasure, whether your preference is a light or dark wallpaper, there should be something here for every taste.

30 Creative Web Designs Running on WordPress


While WordPress started as – and remains – a blogging platform, it’s also the world’s most popular and affordable CMS platform. Which means it is used for much more than blogging. In fact, with the right combination of design and developmental add-ons the WordPress platform can become just about any type of website imaginable.

Which is why we thought it would be fun to put together a collection of 30 inspiring examples of what some companies, designers, and developers are doing with WordPress. Check out our picks and let us know what you think!

32 Creative iPhone 4 Retina Display Wallpapers


Apple’s release of the retina mobile devices has ushered in a new age of digital graphics. Now all iPhone 4 and 4S models are built with the same physical screen size, yet using double the pixels. This means you’re looking at 326PPI instead of 163PPI(standard iPhone display).

Ribbons in Website Design: Showcase & Resources


There are some up and coming trends for 2012, but none seem to have taken quite such a hold as the use of ribbons in web design.

You can see ribbons used for navigation menus, as part of the brand logo, as title banners, as date tags and in many more ways.

Some designers have combined the new ribbon trend with other new trends such as using a background image, and some have incorporated ribbons with die-hard trends such as minimalism and grunge.

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