Mini-review & Competition: The Web Designer's Idea Book Vol.2

More of the best themes, trends and styles in web design

The web is one of the fast-changing mediums creatives can hope to work in. The styles come and go as quickly as you can imagine, and new development techniques are always emerging. These new techniques lead to other trends and patterns that turn up in countless web sites, some of them packed in this amazing book.


About the Book:

As times change, the eye-catching design becomes an essential part of every page on the World Wide Web. Author Patrick McNeil, packed an amazing collection of current web design trends and patterns, in his book -  The Web Designer's Idea Book Volume 2. If you need an inspiration this is a must read book, which will give you some fantastic ideas for your designs. 

About the Author:

Patrick McNeil is a web developer focused on content management systems and front-end we development. His love for both technology and design makes the web his ideal playground, and his diverse interests allow him to be involved in everything from writing and speaking at conferences to digging into jQuery and advanced content management system integrations. Ultimately, his love for design drives him to obsess over cataloging web sites into various trends and patterns presented in this very book.


You can win one of the 5 free, signed from the author books. All you need to do, to enter the competition is to write us what inspires you the most in your designs.

Send your answer to this e-mail address, before Wednesday the 24th of March 2011. Don't forget to include your post address and phone number (required for international shipping) in the e-mail.


Table Of Contents


  1. Using inspiration in the design process

Basic Principles of Design

  1. Emphasis
  2. Contrast
  3. Balance
  4. Alignment
  5. Repetition
  6. Flow

Sites by Type

  1. Iphone application
  2. Freelance
  3. Band
  4. Blog
  5. Personal
  6. Design Firm
  7. Event
  8. Travel and Tourism
  9. E-commerce
  10. Business Card
  11. Web Utility
  12. Web Software
  13. Real Estate
  14. Portfolios
  15. Coming Soon
  16. T-shirt
  17. Directory

Sites by Design Elements

  1. The Pitch
  2. Lighting
  3. iPhone as flourish
  4. Sodial Media Links
  5. Icons
  6. Typographic
  7. Photographic Backgrounds

Sites by Styles and Themes

  1. Ultra Clean
  2. Minimal
  3. Sketchy
  4. Collage
  5. Illustrated
  6. Type-focused
  7. Solid Colors
  8. Fabric
  9. Wood

Sites by Structural Styles

  1. Atypical Navigation
  2. Atypical Layouts
  3. Pseudo-flash
  4. Horizontal Scrolling
  5. One-page

Sites by Structural Elements

  1. Tabs
  2. Buttons
  3. Form Elements
  4. Helpful Homepages
  5. Functional Footers
  6. Homepage Slides Shows
  7. 404 Pages

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