Beautiful, high-resolution images can help create a visual centerpiece for your website's design, writes Gisele Muller. She provides a list of 18 websites that use powerful images to convey personality and message, including Strategik, Bright Bright Great and Ink & Spindle.
Beautiful typography laid over images or rich colors can help draw attention to text on a website, writes Gisele Muller. She provides a list of 17 websites that use typography creatively in simple, minimal designs as well as in more elaborate ones.
A vibrant and well-chosen color palette can help a website stand out and grab attention, writes Gisele Muller. She offers a list of 19 websites that use colors to their advantage in creating beautiful designs, such as Polecat, Summer in Tennessee and TriplAgent.
Images are playing an increasingly important role in Web design, writes Gisele Muller. There are many ways to incorporate beautiful images into your designs at a variety of image sizes, such as huge background images and even tiny thumbnails. "When properly edited and positioned, an image can give a design a nice and elegant look," Muller writes.
Designers should pay plenty of attention to their sites' typography in order to ensure memorable and easy-to-use designs, writes Gisele Muller. "[N]o matter if it's a complete typographical design or simply big headlines, typography can play a big role in a web design," she writes.