Personal projects are fun, we all know that. They give us all the freedom to try things that would be more difficult if we had to consider all the constraints of a real project. For visual design it's an exercise that helps to explore different ideas. The issue I see is that if it's a pure visual design project it can be a bit unrealistic, unless you also have a prototype considering the different screen sizes and content degradation. Josué Solano took his spare time to redesign the fashion designer Alexander Wang's website. The concept has beautiful ideas that are becoming quite trendy, the vertical orientation for text being a great example. Another thing that is a good reference, in my opinion, is the grid system and the way the content is showcased. It doesn't follow a regular order but more organic, much more like a magazine layout. Anyways, I will stop talking and let you appreciate Josue's work. For more information check out https://www.behance.net/JSolez - also share your opinion with us, I'd love to hear your thoughts. Also if you have a project that you'd like us to write about and provide a little critique, let us know.
As we approach the end of the year I always like to take some time to reflect. This year was an important one, not that the others weren't, but living in a new place, a new commute and various other changes on the personal level make this year stand out. I have been trying to manage all of that with Abduzeedo and have been thinking about what the future of Abduzeedo will look like including the new design. The B&O Play - Design for music project created by Robbert Schefman and Ronald Gijezen has a bunch of cool things that I think make for a cool project to be featured and certainly serves as an inspiration for me in my continued endeavor to evolve the site. This project brings a lot of trends that are very common to the forefront. Horizontal sections with different colors and stunning imagery are just a couple to note. Some points of the layout really caught my attention, the mobile and tablet version feel refined and elegant. At the same time they are part of the system and play quite well with the desktop counterpart. The grid seems to work at that size, but this is something that really bothers me about this type of project, you cannot see how it looks at higher resolutions where there's much more real estate available. That said, the 2 columns with gorgeous imagery always work, especially with minimalist styles. The design feels authentic and forceful with no tweaks or over-emphasised elements. The design profile is minimalistic and sleek, intended to both complement and enhance the B&O products Heres a list of things that I quite like: Imagery and typography: very elegant and refined. Footer design Grid system Tablet and mobile view look great, at least the 2 images shown Things I am not quite sure: Design does't look as flexible, especially with big screens. The horizontal sections seem a bit overkill. Too much change of colors creating a stripe effect. Some design lack a bit of contrast between imagery and light typography (I like the light typography though) Anyways, this was just a little critique, something I will probably do more during next year to exercise my writing skills and further expression of my opinions. GYM | Get your model - User Experience animation from Ronald Gijezen on Vimeo. For more information about Robbert Schefman check out http://www.exoape.com/ - and for more information about Ronald Gijezen check out http://www.exoape.com/. All images are reserved to these guys and their amazing work. Make sure to check out the work on Behance.
As I spend my weekends working on the new design for Abduzeedo I take a lot of time browsing for references and saving designs I think might be a good source of inspiration. Behance is one of my favorites because it gives to designers more room to expose their work. One project that I quite liked is the Adriatic Luxury Hotels Website shared by Degordian, Marko Cvijetić and Hrvoje Grubisic. The bold typography and the contrast of the layout are definitely are some of the things I like about their design. Adriatic Luxury Hotels is the collection of finest independent luxury hotels in Dubrovnik, Croatia. We created a visually attractive and responsive website to provide a user friendly experience for visitors from all devices. For more information check out https://www.behance.net/gallery/31280867/Adriatic-Luxury-Hotels-Website
It's great to see designers doing experiments on how a famous brand or website would look with a fresh redesigned. Some ideas we see around are just too cool, and we're here to show you some of these! Check it out. These are some very nice examples of famous websites, like Google, Youtube, Twitter, and others, with brand new looks. Kudos for these designs for doing such nice experiments! For more of their work, please visit their portfolios simply by clicking each image! I hope you enjoy these! Cheers! ;) Vans Redesign Concept By Mykolas Puodžiūnas Ebay Redesign By Tintins Craigslist Redesign By Tanveer Junayed Twitter Profile By Ramil Derogongun Google Redesign By Aurélien Salomon Youtube Redesign By Aurélien Salomon NYTimes Rethink Concept By Tema Troinoi Paypal Redesign By Budi Tanrim
Today I wanted to share another awesome User Interface project, this one is done by Russian designer Andrey Pi. This project is a website for IZI Travel and has so many cool design features. Check it out! For more from Andrey Pi visit behance.net/andrey_pi.
I'm a user of InVision app it's been a while. The tool and the service it's quite amazing and the company is always doing a great job with its blog, always bring excelent articles for the web community. Now they are making something even more awesome, a documentary called Design Disruptors, featuring companies like Twitter, Google, AirBnb and more! The 21st century has seen massive change in the world of business. Traditional industries have been shaken to their foundations by startups that seem to spring up out of nowhere. How are they doing it? with design. In design disruptors, you'll meet top designers at the world's smartest companies, and discover how design has become the new language of business. Some of the people you will see on the film: “Design is human. it’s not about “is it pretty,” but about the connection it creates between a product and our lives.” - Jenny Arden, Google — UX Design Lead Stay tuned and be notified when Disruptors release to the public at www.designdisruptors.com. Also, below is alink to the trailer, it's definitely worth to watch.
This is a digital rebrand of Hult International Business School done by British designer Thomas Le Corre. In this project we will go into the details of framework and digital guidelines all the way into the final design. Enjoy! For more about Thomas Le Corre visit behance.net/thlco.
BASIC Agency is a design studio from San Diego that took on this project of recreating Incase brand strategy and eCommerce design. In this post you see some of the process and results of the amazing new website for Incase. For more from BASIC Agency visit basicagency.com.
Friday is time for a good web design inspiration. For today we bring this extensive project shared by Enes Dal. The title of the project is Furnde and it's a concept work for an interior design and style web site. The reason we shared his work is because of the simplicity aligned with beautiful typography and colors. For more information about Enes, check out https://www.behance.net/EnesDAL
British designer Andy Culbert was approached by BBC to help them discover a new vision for the BBC homepage. Check out some ideas and elements they came up with for the new homepage. For more from Andy Culbert visit http://www.worksbymero.com/. The BBC Content Discovery team approached me back in 2014 with a question to help them answer: what was next for their BBC homepage audience. The challenge was huge, how do you make space and sense for a organization that publishes on average 1500 pieces of content daily, 1200 hours of radio and 120 hours of TV, couple this with the 10 million visits on a weekly basis and it puts into context the magnitude of the challenge. Below is a fraction of just some of the of concepts ideas and exploration from my time on the project. My work covered all aspects of this enormous project from early sketches to workshops with the editorial teams, who would run the homepage once it was completed, to high level stakeholder across the BBC. It turned out that everybody wanted a say on how it would look and feel. As of now the site is still only in MVP phase but the plan is to rollout the widening work and implement some of the creative vision and scope that I left them with to more forward with over the next 12 months.
This week I saw an article about a new Facebook Concept and how people, mainly those related to the web field, would love to see a new look and feel for the Social Network. Then I decided to feature some other Facebook redesign concepts I have seen out there. Check that out and share with us your thoughts! ROF TENTIK Facebook’s design has been widely discussed among designers and users, and I’ve seen plenty of criticism: “Why is the design of Facebook’s desktop site so bad?”, “Facebook has a deeper problem than just Vine/Twitter”, “Do anyone else find Facebook to have an ugly design?”. Having reviewed some of the critiques, I decided to try giving it a facelift. What started as a fun side project eventually lead to the Facebook Flat Chrome extension. PONTUS WELLGRAF More and more websites are taking advantage of the increasing popularity and development of higher resolution and full screen layouts to show it's content with full effect. I believe that it's about time for Facebook to step up the game by going full screen and replacing all the empty spaces with intuitively and signficant content. FRED NERBY The concept reached 20 Milion online views within the first week of launch with an estimated global press coverag of 50 Milion readers world wide. JAMES BERGEN PLUMMER I'm loving Google's material design guidelines and thought I'd try out a refresh of everyone's favorite social network..
Submarino Viagens is a Brazilian travel website that had this amazing redesign with a vibrant system utilized photography, rich color, and quirky typography to make the site feel accessible and familiar to previous customers. Check it out!
Russian designer Artem Troinoi is only 22 years old and has designed this killer concept for NYTimes. This concepts rethinks how newspapers are displayed on the web. The result is simply incredible, the amount of thought behind every element, is just candy for the eyes. Check it out! For more from Artem Troinoi visit tematroinoi.com. To view a full case study about this project visit nytimes.tematroinoi.com.
I haven't posted anything about web design in quite a long time. I have been so focused on Android app design and development that I am starting to feel that I am getting out of touch. To freshen things up today I wanted to share the personal project that Owi Sixseven put together for Logitech. The project is just for fun, but the end result is quite inspiring. On the occasion of the renewal of the corporate image of Logitech® i created this proposal design for the corporate website. A clean and modern look that blends with the new corporate line. The main objective of this project is to propose a new corporate image. This is not an official Logitech work and all images used are owned and registered by Logitech® http://www.logitech.com/ The rebrand by Design Studio https://www.wearedesignstudio.com All the design, photo edit and UX/UI by owisixseven http://www.sixseven.es Thanks!
The web is changing and it looks like it's for the best, at least in terms of design. It's interesting to see this evolution since the web 2.0 era, the time we started ABDZ. The focus on content has always be the most important thing, but a couple of years ago the trend of big cover/splash images took over and most sites adopted. Now we start to see a bit more refinement and ways to use the grid or to break. In this post I would like to share some examples illustrating this tendency.
One thing that really amazes me is how much better the web has become, especially in terms of visual design. Video has become part of the tools available to communicate the desired message and enhance the user's experience. The work that Kyson Dana and Garth Pratt put together for the SolarCity Recruiting Website is a great example. Beautiful imagery, appealing video loops. Founded in 2006 by the Rive Brothers and with Elon Musk as the Chairman, SolarCity has since grown to become America’s largest solar provider with more than 12,000 employees. The company has a mission and vision to entirely remove the need for fossil fuels in the US and make each home, building, and business completely sustainable on solar energy. In order to accomplish their vision and continue to grow faster than any other clean energy company, SolarCity needs to be recruiting a massive amount of new employees per month. Our task was to create a recruiting website that could handle the job of bringing in and hiring the people who are going to build this planet's future energy company. It's only been a few weeks since the launch of the website but we've already seen tremendous results. Not only does the website look beautiful but it is incredibly effective as well, driving 80% of its traffic into the conversion funnel. We couldn't be more pleased with how it turned out. For more information about Garth and Kyson, check out http://www.garthpratt.com/ and http://www.dribbble.com/kysondana
Based in Philadelphia, USA, the design studio named SuperFriendly have been bravely working their way on sites and apps for screens of all sizes. Working with brands like TechCrunch, Entertainment Weekly and more, it's just really to see their process on the branding and web design. All Rights by SuperFriendly All Rights by SuperFriendly All Rights by SuperFriendly All Rights by SuperFriendly All Rights by SuperFriendly All Rights by SuperFriendly All Rights by SuperFriendly All Rights by SuperFriendly All Rights by SuperFriendly All Rights by SuperFriendly Links More info about SuperFriendly: http://superfriend.ly Follow SuperFriendly on Behance: https://www.behance.net/superfriendly