Design Inspiration #2

25 June, 2012

After quite some time since the last update, I've decided to resurrect the Design Inspiration series. This will be a small selection of recent sites that have caught our eye for their aesthetic and technical brilliance.

Site 1:

OK, so a large close up of Wayne Rooney's face may not be the most aesthetically pleasing image for a web design showcase, but that aside this is a really nice site. It features a really clever social timeline that pulls in Rooney's latest twitter & Facebook activity. The moments section is also very good, showcasing his key career highlights with some subtle smooth animation when you scroll.

Site 2:

With the Olympics around the corner I thought it fitting to feature I really like the blocky style of this site, as it fits the content areas really well within the grid system. I think the use of flat colour combined with great imagery really gives the site a quality feel. The twitter feed and news areas are kept constantly up to date which gives good value to the sites regular visitors. The site updates and interest will only increase as the Olympics get closer and hopefully Team GB will do well with their medal count to keep users coming back. I for one will be a regular visitor during the Olympics to keep updated with our athletes progress.

Site 3:

Csshat is not only a lovely site but also a nifty little Photoshop plugin that turns Photoshop layer styles to CSS3 with a single click! I love way the page content is clearly broken down into small manageable sections, this really helps to explain exactly what the plugin does. The OS X style hat icon is very slick and the subtle use of css animation is a very nice touch, I certainly plan on giving the plugin a try very soon.

Site 4: is a cool single page site promoting the Hisptamatic D-series iPhone app. I really like how the overall feel of the site matches the retro look and feel of the image filters that the app produces. The out of focus image in the main banner allows the main strap line to sit above but remain readable, I think this works really well. I also love the use of wooden & leather textures and the app itself looks very polished.

Site 5: is a recently launched redesign. The beauty of this design is in its simplicity. There is a great deal of white space & some nice typography. The content is very well structured and there are many nice touches on some of the other pages, with the features & customers page being 2 good examples.

Written by Will

Creative Director Will has been with Evoluted since 2009. In his role leading the design team, he continues put his extensive experience to use on an impressively-diverse array of websites.. Will’s core skills include UX design, creative direction and responsive web design; whilst he’s also earned a renowned reputation as Evoluted’s chief provider of internal, novelty animated gifs.

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1 Comment

Joe Whittaker
16th October 2017 at 9:16am

Awesome post Will, totally agree with the comments on the Hisptamatic site, be nice if more sites/companies that struggled to fill the traditional sections of a site just looked at this as an example. Not sure Rooney's time will ever come...But again a really nice example to take some inspiration from.

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