The Very Best Web Designs Of 2009

The Very Best Web Designs Of 2009

What a year 2009 has been. The recession has had a massive effect worldwide on advertising budgets and more and more marketers have realised the cost effective benefits of the web. Print advertising’s loss has been web designs gain and the amazing community of web designers have grasped this by producing some wonderful work.

Well 2009 will be remembered for one thing, the year D-Lists emerged. Of course, I jest but I thought I would put together this showcase to highlight my favourite sites of the year. I have been through all 33 weekly web design posts and picked out my favourite, creating an amazing array of lovely web designs.

I hope you agree with my picks. Let me know what your favourite web design is from 2009, I’d be really interested to find out.

Have an amazing new year and may 2010 make all your dreams come true (read more…)

Posted By atikusdesign on December 31, 2009

Christmas Themed Websites

Christmas Themed Websites

Well seeing as it’s Christmas over the past few weeks I have been searching for sites that have displayed the festive spirit and created sites with a touch of the Holidays about them. This was much harder than I thought it would be and I didn’t manage to find quite as many as I’d hoped. I’d love to hear about any that you may have seen. I’ll be sure to update this post with any good suggestions. Merry Christmas guys! (read more…)

Posted By atikusdesign on December 22, 2009

Weekly Web Design Inspiration #33

Weekly Web Design Inspiration #33

This is the final week before Christmas and I have one final week of fabulous web designs to showcase for you. I hope you enjoy these and I hope you have an amazing Christmas! (read more…)

Posted By atikusdesign on December 20, 2009

Orange Website Showcase

Orange Website Showcase

Color Wheel Pro says:Orange combines the energy of red and the happiness of yellow. It is associated with joy, sunshine, and the tropics. Orange represents enthusiasm, fascination, happiness, creativity, determination, attraction, success, encouragement, and stimulation.

To the human eye, orange is a very hot color, so it gives the sensation of heat. Nevertheless, orange is not as aggressive as red. Orange increases oxygen supply to the brain, produces an invigorating effect, and stimulates mental activity. It is highly accepted among young people. As a citrus color, orange is associated with healthy food and stimulates appetite. Orange is the color of fall and harvest. In heraldry, orange is symbolic of strength and endurance.

Orange has very high visibility, so you can use it to catch attention and highlight the most important elements of your design. Orange is very effective for promoting food products and toys.

Dark orange can mean deceit and distrust.
Red-orange corresponds to desire, sexual passion, pleasure, domination, aggression, and thirst for action.
Gold evokes the feeling of prestige. The meaning of gold is illumination, wisdom, and wealth. Gold often symbolizes high quality.
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Posted By atikusdesign on December 17, 2009

Designer Showcase – Rockfield

Designer Showcase - Rockfield

Deviant art has a lot of great design talent showcasing their work and I was lucky enough to stumble across the beautiful designs of Rockfield last week. Now I’ll let you get to know his style. I hope you like it as much as I do! (read more…)

Posted By atikusdesign on December 15, 2009

Merry Christmas, everyone! – TextMate giveaway

TextMate Christmas Giveaway!

Hello there! It’s nearly Christmas and I am in a festive mood, and what happens at Christmas? That’s right people give their friends presents, and today I am going to give you all the chance to receive a present, on behalf of D-Lists, as a massive thank you to everyone who has supported the blog since it’s beginning, only 8 months ago. (read more…)

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Weekly Web Design Inspiration #32

Weekly Web Design Inspiration #32

A wonderful web design showcase for you today. It’s always good to have a look at what others are doing just to try and gain a few ideas and hopefully some inspiration to get you in the mood! (read more…)

Posted By atikusdesign on December 13, 2009

Purple Website Showcase

Purple Website Showcase

Colour Wheel Pro says: Purple combines the stability of blue and the energy of red. Purple is associated with royalty. It symbolizes power, nobility, luxury, and ambition. It conveys wealth and extravagance. Purple is associated with wisdom, dignity, independence, creativity, mystery, and magic.

According to surveys, almost 75 percent of pre-adolescent children prefer purple to all other colors. Purple is a very rare color in nature; some people consider it to be artificial.

Light purple is a good choice for a feminine design. You can use bright purple when promoting children’s products.

Light purple evokes romantic and nostalgic feelings.
Dark purple evokes gloom and sad feelings. It can cause frustration.
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Posted By atikusdesign on December 10, 2009

Designer Showcase – Mike Campau

Designer Showcase - Mike Campau

I found Mike Campau on Behance recently and have been waiting to showcase him for you ever since. I hope you enjoy his wonderful designs (read more…)

Posted By atikusdesign on December 8, 2009

Weekly Web Design Inspiration #31

Weekly Web Design Inspiration #31

Week 31 highlighted loads and loads of great websites. I had far too many to showcase here so I had to be especially harsh with my choices. I hope you like them. (read more…)

Posted By atikusdesign on December 6, 2009