Tendencies: illustrations in webdesign
I don’t know whether you have also noticed or not, for some time up to now, comics, mangas and cartoons wink at us everywhere. It is the ultimate trend: banned are the boring company pictures of photolia, at large are the close-ups which evoke only narcissism…in websites we have to insert a cartoon nowadays.
And if until recently these “mascots” were mainly little hair balls such as birds, squirrels or monkeys, the new tendency is: take to the web your own cartoon. Or otherwise, the cartoon of somebody who physically or conceptually resembles or represents us.
Perfect in freelance websites, a little more daring in the websites of already consolidated companies, the choice of auto-illustration is innovative and in the majority of cases grasps the attention in a positive way.
Of course, a little bit of self-irony is needed to present oneself to potential clients with a large mouth like that of a horse or with exaggerated protruding ears: but it’s a fact, honesty pays off, daring also, creativity even more.
However, voluntarily ignoring poorly designed illustrations or the typical excesses of each trend (never forget that every style is a good and fair thing, if on a small dosage) it is impossible not to feel sympathy for some of these designs. That’s exactly what, in a website which intends to attract customers, and above all sell, can make the difference.
Let’s check together some websites, which by correctly integrating illustrations make it in turning them into a winning feature, their proper point of strength.
1. Cristina Designs
2. Mr Themer
4. Cute little factory
6. Css Gallery App
7. Keith Clark
8. Clark studios
9. Make XHTML
10. Raphael Aleixo
11. Jose Marques
12. Photoshop Lady
16. Front End Design conference
17. Fat burger
With this showcase have I by chance sparked your imagination and, almost, should you have an idea of how to design yourself?
I am giving you three tips: you might find these tutorials helpful, which are so comprehensible that it’s impossible to get them wrong.
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