Weekly Web Design Inspiration #38

Weekly Web Design Inspiration #38

Here’s what I consider to be the best web designs from the past week. There is a great range of styles on show, I hope you find something you like. Let me know what you think. (read more…)

Posted By atikusdesign on January 31, 2010

Interview with a pro – Rod Hunt

Interview With A Pro Rod Hunt

I was lucky enough to get the opportunity to interview the fabulous Rod Hunt this week. He’s an illustrator who I admire a great deal so sit back and have a read.

You can get in touch with Rod in a number of ways, visit his website, follow him on twitter or check out his Flickr feed (read more…)

Posted By atikusdesign on January 28, 2010

Great Uses Of White Space

Great Uses Of White Space

As Mark Boulton so eloquently puts it “Whitespace,” or “negative space” is the space between elements in a composition. More specifically, the space between major elements in a composition is “macro whitespace.” Micro whitespace, is—yes, you’ve guessed it—the space between smaller elements: between list items, between a caption and an image, or between words and letters. The itty-bitty stuff.” A List Apart

White space can make or break a web design and in my opinion this showcase features websites where it makes them. Have a look and let me know what you think. Can you suggest any sites that I might want to consider in my next white space showcase? (read more…)

Posted By atikusdesign on January 26, 2010

Weekly Web Design Inspiration #37

Weekly Web Design Inspiration #37

This week threw up a problem for me. There were far too many web designs that could have gone into the list. I have chosen my absolute favourite sites this week and had to be especially brutal with my choices. Hopefully that does mean that this weeks standard is especially high. Let me know your thoughts. (read more…)

Posted By atikusdesign on January 24, 2010

The Best Web Design Links From The Week #2

The Best Web Design Links From The Week #2

I’ve done lots of reading this week and I’ve managed to find you a fair few brilliant design articles. Have a read of these posts and let me know what you think. (read more…)

Posted By atikusdesign on January 23, 2010

Designer Showcase – Firmorama

Designer Showcase - Firmorama

Today’s designer showcase looks at the amazing talents that are working for Firmorama. They have worked for some huge clients to date and the quality of their work tells you why. (read more…)

Posted By atikusdesign on January 21, 2010

A Showcase Of Sites For iPhone Apps

A Showcase Of Sites For iPhone Apps

Since Apple opened up the iPhone for developers to build applications on there have been hundreds of thousands built. They have opened up a whole new market for designers and developers to tap into. This has meant a slew of websites advertising these applications. I’m not sure which site was the first but there are some very clear conventions to be seen throughout this showcase. Have a look for yourself. (read more…)

Posted By atikusdesign on January 19, 2010

Weekly Web Design Inspiration #36

Weekly Web Design Inspiration #36

Have a look at what we thought was the cream of the web design crop this week. If you have seen some great web design that you think deserves to be in here then let us know and we will be sure to review it (read more…)

Posted By atikusdesign on January 17, 2010

The Best Web Design Links From The Week

The Best Web Design Links From The Week

I read A LOT of web design posts during a week and thought that the very best articles deserved to be shared with you, my wonderful readers. So be sure to check back here every Saturday to find some great web design links. (read more…)

Posted By atikusdesign on January 16, 2010

Blue Website Showcase

Blue Website Showcase

Color wheel pro says: Blue is the color of the sky and sea. It is often associated with depth and stability. It symbolizes trust, loyalty, wisdom, confidence, intelligence, faith, truth, and heaven.

Blue is considered beneficial to the mind and body. It slows human metabolism and produces a calming effect. Blue is strongly associated with tranquility and calmness. In heraldry, blue is used to symbolize piety and sincerity.

You can use blue to promote products and services related to cleanliness (water purification filters, cleaning liquids, vodka), air and sky (airlines, airports, air conditioners), water and sea (sea voyages, mineral water). As opposed to emotionally warm colors like red, orange, and yellow; blue is linked to consciousness and intellect. Use blue to suggest precision when promoting high-tech products.

Blue is a masculine color; according to studies, it is highly accepted among males. Dark blue is associated with depth, expertise, and stability; it is a preferred color for corporate America.

Avoid using blue when promoting food and cooking, because blue suppresses appetite. When used together with warm colors like yellow or red, blue can create high-impact, vibrant designs; for example, blue-yellow-red is a perfect color scheme for a superhero.

Light blue is associated with health, healing, tranquility, understanding, and softness.
Dark blue represents knowledge, power, integrity, and seriousness.
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Posted By atikusdesign on January 14, 2010