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A creative touch to your layout: tips & tricks

There’s a question that I often read on forums and that many of you have in several occasions e-mailed me: how can I improve the graphics of a site, giving it a creative and professional touch to make the layout more attractive and appealing?

The answer to such a question can’t absolutely be found in a simple article, in fact we should talk about symmetries , white spaces, the page balance, typography , colors, coherence of communication, usability and many other arguments and factors. And maybe it won’t be enough.

However, even if the principles of graphics are practically endless (in certain fields, you never stop learning), there’s always something more that we can do to improve our graphic projects. To give that certain creative touch that makes the difference  between a good project – but ordinary- and a  special and more attractive project .

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Inspiration: art in a cup of coffee

Inspiration: art in a cup of coffee

If the dog is man’s best friend, the best friend of a web designer is most likely coffee. Coffee that wakes you up in the morning, that keeps you active even in the most silent night, that marks a break...

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Inspiration: when web designers go … to drink

Inspiration: when web designers go … to drink

The topic galleries of inspiration always arise in me a certain interest, especially if I have the fortune to find many collections related with the object of the design I’’m working on. It’s with this spirit- aware that I’ll make...

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Portfolio? No,VCard: when doing things “small” is better

Portfolio? No,VCard: when doing things “small” is better

Those who saw the film “American Psycho”  surely remember the part full of pathos where Patrick Bateman and other daddy’s boys  show off their business card just to boast in an elegant way-    maniacally,  if you permit- their social status:...

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Restaurants and web design: best practices and showcase

Restaurants and web design: best practices and showcase

Creating a website for a restaurant or for a gastronomic activity in general may be very stimulating for a designer and, certainly there are many ways to be inspired. We begin from the supposition  that in similar cases we’re not...

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A layout in typographic style: features and examples

A layout in typographic style: features and examples

It surely is no secret: typography plays, in every type of design dedicated to communication, the role of the prima donna. A legible font, another more pronounced, a boldface that draws attention, the perfect line spacing: an infinity of details,...

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Social web design: non-profit websites

Social web design: non-profit websites

A web site isn’t only a visit card to present one’s online business: first of all it’s a wide range of opportunities, made of  social relations, communications and initiatives to promote. This is why in addition to the traditional web...

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Everything you need to know about mascots in web design

Everything you need to know about mascots in web design

Tiny, sweet, and tender, puppies with big cute eyes. Or cunning, charming and with playful looks, funny, stylish, colored or in black and white, kids, puppies, cartoons…that of mascots is a universe of its own which thrills and entertains and...

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Trends in web design: what kind of wedding would it be without a website?

Trends in web design: what kind of wedding would it be without a website?

The people of Your Inspiration Web are always  ready and open for confrontations and  for debates, today I want to take the advantage of this to share with you another opinion article. I’m curious to hear your opinion and know ...

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The styles in the web design: the features of the organic style

The styles in the web design: the features of the organic style

Let's continue with the column dedicated to the web design styles: two weeks ago we created a template in magazine style really attractive, today instead we're going to analyse the characteristics of the organic style (also called "natural"). Like always  we...

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Inspiration: Africa, land of colours and creativity

Inspiration: Africa, land of colours and creativity

Mysterious, seductive, place of fascinating legends and of exotic lands to be discovered: in this period everybody in one way or another talk about her. It’s Africa, a land that like no other is capable to give strong emotions and,...

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Sketch and doodles for an original and creative (web)design

Sketch and doodles for an original and creative (web)design

There are those who keep calling them “scribbles” failing to recognize that often, behind some doodles and designs seemingly meaningless, lies a downright art. That's what practically the “doodles” are: designs strictly made by hand. Elaborate complex figures, small caricatures,...

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Styles in web design: the characteristics of a site made with magazine style

Styles in web design: the characteristics of a site made with magazine style

Here we are at the fifth appointment with our section dedicated to the styles in web design. Today we will see what are the main characteristics and strengths of a style magazine and website, as usual, in the next article...

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How to show themselves on the own website: tips and trends

How to show themselves on the own website: tips and trends

Two rows of little description, perhaps a small postage stamp size photographs and a resume in pdf format to download: the now classic "About" section of our site, so simple, almost bare, no longer enough. Now we see all around...

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30+ sites of cakes, chocolats and desserts for a sweet web design

30+ sites of cakes, chocolats and desserts for a sweet web design

Since on Your Inspiration Web applies the theory that if one thing is very useful to us authors can probably also be good for our readers, let me share with you the "soft" considerations and give you some 'inspiration. Soon...

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Inspiration: Creative Images and Visual Experiments

Inspiration: Creative Images and Visual Experiments

Like many other designers, are often looking for graphics and pictures to inspire and make my creative projects: a particular test, an original effect of a gallery for photos, designs and colors for customers outside the box eccentric ... anything,...

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Google Chrome: which are the most useful extensions for web designers?

Google Chrome: which are the most useful extensions for web designers?

There are indispensable instruments a good web designer cannot do without, both during the development process and after, for the analysis as well as the maintenance of one's own works. Among these instruments there are obviously many of the extensions...

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Webdesign by deviantart: unknown creativities

Webdesign by deviantart: unknown creativities

In the face of somebody who finds it hard to believe that design masterpieces are to be found only on css gallery webpages: enough to get lost in the meanders of deviant art to bust this myth. Fonts, wallpapers, abstract...

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Write and design with the dingbats

Write and design with the dingbats

If you think that the dingbats, or to be more precise the fonts composed by symbols are not so serious and almost useless, you have to start changing your mind. Elegant, nifty, humorous...there are for all tastes and needs. They...

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