Last week we posted about one of the design styles we believe will be trendy in 2013. In this post we would like to feature another trend that has already been established and is evolving alongside with the technology that makes it possible. The trend, editorial/magazine style with big images, and more specifically, dark color schemes.

It's mind boggling to think that a few years ago most of the sites featured after the jump wouldn't be made using web standards (HTML/CSS/JS) but Flash. Evidence proves that constraints are uber important for the evolution of not only the technology but the designers and engineers behind the scenes.

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Portraits

2013 Design Trends for  Dark Themed Websites

Ghost Games

2013 Design Trends for  Dark Themed Websites

Welikesmall

2013 Design Trends for  Dark Themed Websites

The Kitchen Project

2013 Design Trends for  Dark Themed Websites

Etch

2013 Design Trends for  Dark Themed Websites

Formrausch

2013 Design Trends for  Dark Themed Websites

Far East Soho

2013 Design Trends for  Dark Themed Websites

Pilot.is

2013 Design Trends for  Dark Themed Websites

Thibaud

2013 Design Trends for  Dark Themed Websites

Daybreak 2012

2013 Design Trends for  Dark Themed Websites

We would love to hear from you and about the sites that really amazed you in 2012. Leave a comment with links so we can check them out and post about them as well.

About the author of this post

Abduzeedo is a blog about design. There are all sorts of articles for those who want to look for inspiration. Also you will find very useful tutorials for the most used applications out there, with a special selection of Photoshop Tutorials and Illustrator Tutorials. Of course there are other softwares conteplated like Pixelmator, Fireworks, and web design tutorials.