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20 Infographic Driven Website Designs – the Latest Web Design Trend

20 Infographic Driven Website Designs – the Latest Web Design Trend -

Infographics have now permeated through all aspects of the modern web world. And it seems that infographics become more valuable as our need to understand a complex content increases. So, 2011 is supposed to be the year of a huge growth of the infographics influence with the ever-increasing variety of infographic driven designs.

As you search the web you’ll come across a wide range of interactive and graphical maps, charts, diagrams, blackboards, instructional designs and their concepts being copied and applied to web layouts. More and more home page backgrounds now integrate some visualized data about a particular project, site navigation, or some key content that is to be conveyed. Why is it so popular? Because it is unique and different, and there is so much happening on the page that it makes the visitor want to linger and descry it. Through blending some catchy graphics and text, the big picture concept is immediately thrown to viewers. And such visual promotes a new creative way of thinking about the information giving, it helps perceive new relationships and form various interpretations.

30 Free Vintage Fonts

30 Free Vintage Fonts -

Font is a cornerstone of any design product because its aim is to make your information look really visually appealing and comprehensible at the same time. Web designers know how difficult it is to choose the right font because you never predict its impact on further existence of your design product. In fact fonts are so various in their shapes, sizes, styles and other parameters that the process of making the right choice can easily frustrate even the experienced web user. Here you’ll find a collection of excellent free vintage fonts that will help you add some spiciness and old fashioned charisma to your designs. Enjoy!

Grid Approach in Web Design: Pros and Cons

Grid Approach in Web Design: Pros and Cons -

grid-based web design - pros and consMany of the web pages we see today use a grid for optimizing web layouts. Usually that is an invisible or subtle structure that guides the placement of the page elements determining the margins of the piece and space between page elements. And even though web designers have been slow to embrace the grid concept, now they are increasingly turning to grids, and even more explicit grid-based forms, to control the structure of web pages.

In modern web design the use of grids is very much obliged to the modern typographic grid that became associated with the International Typographic Style of the 1950’s. At that time a number of graphic designers began to devise a flexible system able to help designers achieve coherency in organizing the page. The result was that grids came into public awareness; however they have in fact long been used extensively in other design mediums.