Posted by designzillas on 5/14/10
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We know that image is everything to a company's brand design, website, and appearance. We've taken some time to outline a variety of different "Styles" so that our clients and readers have a better understanding on various directions our designs can go. When Designzillas is designing layouts it's important for us to capture the essence of the "Image and Style" our clients are looking to portray to your audience and ensuring it corresponds well with your brand. Here are 6 Common Web Designs Trends that might help inspire you in choosing the Style that's right for your brand!
This type of layout design style can really create a sense of creativity by presenting various illustrations and vector cartoons to create a unique format that really opens the imagination for both the designers and the visitors. Here are some examples of this style:
Photo-realism is growing as a more popular design technique that uses a combination of real photos and elements to create a sense of 'Realism' on the canvas, especially when emphasized as a large background image. Here are some examples of this style:
Transparency allows web designers to create a more unique design through the use of transparent backgrounds, images, graphics, etc. At one point was constrained during the time of IE6 (which does not support transparent .png files) has opened a new door of website design styling.
Textures can create a beautiful depth and dimension to your website layout and allows website designers to customize the look & feel to set moods through various design patterns and textures. A great way of doing so is a repeating background pattern, like so:
At first glance grunge designs can seem messy and a bit untidy, but of course this is the appearance the designers are going for. Often this look fits the brand and target audience that the website is attracting (bands, clothing companies, various others) has been appropriate to give an "outside the lines" visual.
more recent trend in web design is utilizing a Retro look & feel that is commonly used to capture a similar style from the 1920's - 1970's towards a new age product and service. It is always interesting to see modern interpretations of an older era put into use for the web
For more inspiration feel free to visit the Inspect Element article: Here