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Visual Design Spotlight: Maxim Nilov

Visual Design Spotlight: Maxim Nilov

Maxim Nilov is a designer from Moscow, Russia and he has been sharing some incredibly beautiful web design mocks. His portfolio is full of great visual design references. I know most of them are concepts and won't go through the tough stress test of getting into production, however we can definitely get inspired by the ideas, the composition and layout or the typography; and that could try to be applied to our real products. Sometimes when we are building something we get very attached to the process, and forget a bit of the ideation. So for those, like me, here's a good way to get some fresh perspective.  Web design

Noon Pacific

The Endless Soundtrack of Summer: Noon Pacific

It’s a pretty simple premise: hand-pick music from Spotify, repackage it into a beautifully designed collection of mixtapes, and deliver it weekly at 12:00 PM Pacific time.  But for something so simple, Noon Pacific has rapidly become an office staple for the team here at Abduzeedo all summer long. Started by designer + developer Clark Dinnison, Noon Pacific has grown from a small side project into a team of nearly a dozen people, spanning from LA to NYC to London. Every week, they curate "the soundtrack to your week" and either deliver it to your inbox or upload it to one of their various platforms. Depending on which location you tune into, you'll discover new music to get you through the day, no matter what mood you happen to be in.  For example: New York City's mixes tend to be a bit more energized than the Newport Beach-ready music from LA. Beyond just curating music, they’ve grown into their own full-fledged indie label, hosting artists like Million Miles and Nightseason. But for me, Noon is a welcome respite from all of the visual noise over on Spotify. Don’t get me wrong — I’ve been a happy Spotify subscriber for years. But instead of the text, images, and friend lists, Noon Pacific's UI is simple, clean and straight to the point. Their website is a lovely curation of simple, minimalist photographs sourced by the team (usually via Instagram contributors) paired with each week’s list of songs. If you’re already a Spotify subscriber, Noon Pacific is free to use. Just sign in and chill out. www.noonpacific.com They’re also on Instagram, iOS, and Android.      

Web Design Spotlight: Giga Tamarasvili 

Web Design Spotlight: Giga Tamarasvili 

Giga Tamarasvili is a designer based in Tbilisi, Georgia and he has been sharing some very inspiring web design projects on his Dribbble profile. They all feature a very simple and highly editorial style. There's a great typography contrast, which helps with the hierarchy of the page as well as an always excellent imagery selection. I particularly like the style of his work, it seems to be what I call the new trend in web design. You can see a clear grid, perhaps 12 or 16 columns, and there's always a big bold headline followed by small texts used for either navigation or regular content. They are also quite flat, no shadows, very much like a printed paper on a stylish magazine. My biggest concern as I try to recreate this style for Abduzeedo is how it would adapt for different screen sizes. I understand that they probably will work amazingly well for desktop cases when the screen is at 16x9 or 4x3. But what happened when you have a massive monitor or a small laptop? How do they look on portrait mode on iPad? I'd love to see those explorations when designers present this type of work. Nonetheless, it's quite inspiring.  For more information about Giga make sure to check out his work at: Dribbble Behance Facebook Instagram Web design  

Web Design Inspiration by Hristo Hristov

Web Design Inspiration by Hristo Hristov

Hristo Hristov is a designer based in Frankfurt, Germany. He has put together a quite inspiring set of comps on web design featuring a quite elegant editorial design style that seems to be perfect translated to the web. I found out about his work while browsing to Dribbble for some web design inspiration. There are a lot of things I love about his work, from typography with huge contrast of font sizes to the composition of the page structure. I am definitely taking some notes from his projects for the new Abduzeedo design.  Web design

Elegant Web Design and App Design for Rimowa

Elegant Web Design and App Design for Rimowa

Edouard Spriet shared a super elegant web design project for a travel app called Rimowa,  one of Europe’s leading manufacturers of premium travel and carry-on luggage made of aluminum and polycarbonate. As a luxury brand, Rimowa needs a collaborative platform to showcase and share the latest news and collaborations between the brand and major or emergent artists. And acting as a premium provider, the suitcase manufacturer needed an app offering an exclusive service: bring together all the travel data from every airline to create a unique offer. From flight delays, information to luggage picking up, checking-in and tracking, Rimowa will be the major crossroads for all of its owners For more information about Edouard's work make sure to check out http://www.edouardspriet.fr/ Web Design and App Design  

Monday Morning Web Design Inspiration

Monday Morning Web Design Inspiration

I have started working on the new version of ABDZ, at least I have that goal and I am already creating mood boards for visual references. Web design is at a very mature state, at least from the static mockup design point of view. The line between print and digital in terms of editorial design is getting completely blurred. I selected some mockups I found o Dribbble to illustrate my point. There are still several open questions on these proposals, especially for me, the fact that they are, as I said, static. Most of them have a fixed size, which I imagine is the above the fold area, however, screen sizes. Not only that, I believe that people, like me, might also have their browser window, not in full-screen mode on Mac Os. So those add yet another set of constraints. Anyways, the designs are very inspiring and there are many components I am definitely adopting/adapting on the new Abduzeedo site. Web design

Web Design: Beautifully Designed Home Pages

Web Design: Beautifully Designed Home Pages

Matt Wojtaś shared a set of beautifully design website home pages and shared on his Behance profile. I believe most of the work was done as a concept and personal exercise, however, there's a lot to love about them, especially the editorial design look precisely translated to web design. I particularly, like the way typography and imagery superimpose each other. I know it would be very hard to be able to make it work dynamically and without a highly curated photo selection, still, it looks great. Another thing I like about some of the designs is the way he played with colors. He creates a good division of content by breaking the screen into sections. Again, I'd love to see how they would scale to different screen sizes.  For more information about Matt make sure to check out his website at wojtas.co Web design  

Web Design Inspiration: SOLID

Web Design Inspiration: SOLID

Slava Kornilov shared a beautiful web design project on his Behace profile. It features not only the visual design but also well crafted motion design studies. I love the overall design solution from the grid system to the imagery and typography. This style has become quite popular lately and it will definitely influence the design of the new Abduzeedo site. In addition to that this project was created for Geex Arts. For more information about Slava make sure to check out his web site at http://geex-arts.com/ Web design

Web Design Concept for National Geographic

Web Design Concept for National Geographic

Andriy Bata shared a very stylish web design concept for the National Geographic web site. It features pretty trendy style, with a clear grid system and very minimal. The imagery provided by the topics that National Geographic covers makes things a bit easier. Overall it's a nice study of web design, but in my opinion it fails on very important aspects, especially accessibility. Some texts feel just too small and with very little contrast from the background. I think any web designer out there should have the duty to create experiences for all and if you take in consideration that the tools and technology allow us to do that, we should not sacrifice function for the form. Web design concept  

Stylish Motion and Web Design by Nikoloz Ergemlidze

Stylish Motion and Web Design by Nikoloz Ergemlidze

Nikoloz Ergemlidze is a designer based in Paris,France. He has shared some beautiful web design projects on his Dribbble page. They feature not only great visual design but also clever motion design ideas. For me what it's interesting about his work is that it adopts elements and style of what I consider the newest trend in web design. It's highly editorial, with a rigid grid with elements well organized to create almost a poster like visual. For more information about Nikoloz make sure to check out https://dribbble.com/ergemla Web Design

Web Design Project for Parc Naturel Loire-Anjou Touraine

Web Design Project for Parc Naturel Loire-Anjou Touraine

Friday used to be the day of our web design round up. That was quite a long time, before the mobile first revolution took over. I am still a fan of web despite the fact the only design project for the web I work on is this blog I am writing right now. However I really have fun and get inspired when I see great projects like this one I want to share today. It's for the Parc Naturel Loire-Anjou Touraine and it was created and shared by Michael Berger.  Michael Berger is a freelancer art director and designer from France. His portfolio is filled with great projects like this one. For more information make sure to check out https://www.behance.net/bergermichael Web Design  

Creative Design Portfolio Inspiration

Creative Design Portfolio Inspiration

Today we’re bringing you design portfolio inspiration with the help of Semplice. Semplice is a Wordpress-based portfolio system by designers for designers. From art directors to designers to illustrators, creatives around the world use Semplice to create their custom portfolio. Keep reading to see their design work and the beautiful portfolios they built to showcase it. Las Coleccionistas The Las Coleccionistas portfolio is bright and lively. GIFs and videos throughout make each project page a joy to scroll through.   Geo Panch Geo Panche’s portfolio features his cinematic art direction and design work. He keeps his layout simple and clean so viewers are undistracted and fully immersed in his project stories.   Ana Realmuto Ana Realmuto expertly uses white space and spare, minimalist layouts to showcase her designs and digital mood board.   Valentino Marazitti Valentino Marazitti’s portfolio features full-screen videos that set a perfect tone for his surreal, visual work.   Sofia Girelli Sofia Girelli uses a custom grid to showcase her designs, illustrations and paintings. Page transitions and hover effects give her portfolio energy and depth.   Sasha Korobov Sasha Korobov’s portfolio puts all projects front and center on the homepage, with subtle GIFs and project videos for clients like Prada.   John Birmingham John Birmingham’s portfolio is dark and moody. Each element fades in elegantly as you scroll through projects like Rihanna’s ANTIdiaRy and Google’s Material Design.   Daniel Barkle Daniel Barkle’s project pages are a delight to scroll through. With animations, page transitions and a unique full-screen navigation (plus emoji cursor!) Daniel Barkle’s portfolio design is full of personality. Build with Pride. Use Semplice. All portfolios shown here were built with Semplice. Learn more about all the features Semplice provides to build your custom portfolio, and be sure to check out the Semplice Showcase for hundreds more inspiring design portfolios.

Grid Based Web Design for Fuge.

Grid Based Web Design for Fuge.

Alexander Laguta, Kate Laguta and Mikhail Ojereliev shared a beautiful web design project for their freelance design business. The project is a good example of modern web design, simple and heavily use of a grid system. There are a lot of things to love in addition to the grid. The imagery and typography aligned with smooth motion design makes this project a good reference for anyone looking for web design inspiration. Web design

Web Design: Super Stylish Free Template

Web Design: Super Stylish Free Template

I remember when I started my design career in Brazil in the 90s and one of the biggest challenges, if not the biggest was to find good resources. There were imported magazines like HOW and catalogs we would request from Emigre, T-26 and FontFont. But for web design things were even more scarce. The internet changed everything and with that we now have access to a plethora of resources. In addition to that, everyone can become a creator. That's the case of the MI Talent - Free PSD Template that Tran Mau Tri Tam and Mass Impressions shared on their Behance profile. It also got featured on Dribbble. The reason? It's just awesome as you can check out in the images below.  Web design and free template Free Download Exclusively released on Behance.net/tranmautritam Images are not included in the download files. © 2018 Designed with love by Mass Impressions & Tranmautritam

Playful Web Design & UI/UX for Superlative Store Concept

Playful Web Design & UI/UX for Superlative Store Concept

We are taking a look at the concept by designers Stugbear and Shota Xaxaleishvili on a store concept called: Superlative. They have worked on the web design, UI/UX and also the interaction design. The desktop experience is clean and I love the interactions especially on the menu. It totally enhances the shopping experience. One thing though, I wouldn't see this concept work for a fashion brand because the overall experience might be long for some but it's quite playful which is always inspiring to note. There is also the concept of the filters which are nice, this direction makes it even more clear and it reduces the number of clicks for the user. More Links See full project on Behance Learn more about Stugbear . on Instagram Learn more about Shota Xaxaleishvili on Dribbble Web Design & UI/UX  

Super Editorial Web Design for Exposure

Super Editorial Web Design for Exposure

Luke Hoban, Jeremy Hooper and Raphael Roake shared an amazing web design project on their Behance profile. It's for Exposure, a digital publication proudly showcases the work of emerging young artists and designers as they celebrate their achievements and embark on the next step in their creative journey. Exposure is the premier showcase for graduating creative arts students from Massey University College of Creative Arts in Wellington. The exhibition includes work by undergraduate students across all subject areas, from industrial to spatial design, photography to fine art, and by students from our Master of Design and Master of Fine Arts programs. This year the exhibition will also include work by the first cohort of students to graduate from the Bachelor of Creative Media Production degree. All of our students, who began their journeys at kitchen tables, or in high school or workplace studios all over the world, are very excited to show you their extraordinary talents and achievements. Web design Exposure proudly showcases the work of emerging young artists and designers as they  exposure17.com

Stylish Web Design for Personal Website and Portfolio

Stylish Web Design for Personal Website and Portfolio

Daniel Tan share a beautiful web design project on his Behance profile. It's for his personal website and portfolio. It features a simple layout with a good usage of typography and motion design. In addition, the illustrations are quite stylish, vector but with a bit more character. I have to say that it also feels that follows the trend started with the Dropbox redesign effort. That said, the quality of this design project definitely deserves a feature on Abduzeedo.  Daniel is a designer from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. For more information make sure to check out his website at https://creativespace20.wordpress.com/ Web design 0.1 Tablet Responsive 0.2 Mobile Responsive 0.3 Elements