For those who don’t know, I’m also the guy behind Best Web Gallery and N.Design Studio. In 2006, I started Best Web Gallery as a gallery site where I feature the best CSS and Flash sites. I’m glad that I started the project because it gives me the opportunity to keep my design sense up-t0-the-trend. In the past year, I’ve seen a lot of sites from the submissions (some are great, some are horrible). As 2007 is wrapping up, I would like to share the best design sites with you. Here is a list of 50 websites hand-picked from Best Web Gallery — Best of CSS Design 2007.
As you probably know, illustration is a big trend now. We see them every where from fashion design, print media to web design. Here is a nice collection of over 30 sites that demonstrated excellent use of vector illustration. This set of site has proven that illustration is suitable for all type of sites — from personal blogs, to designer showcases, and even professional or corporate sites. Not only illustration can set the mood and characteristic of the site, but it can also establish an icon (branding) of your corporate image. Here are some good examples…
Previously I showed you some artistic websites that applied traditional art techniques to web design. Now let’s take a look at the Flash sites where they used Flash technology to put their art in motion. These sites are absolutely stunning!
With the millions of websites on the internet, having a unique design is a must to get your visitors’ attention. The following sites displayed below are the few that I personally find inspiring. What made them unique is they used various traditional art techniques and applied to modern web design technology. The result is breathtaking and simply beautiful.
I recently stumbled upon this site, startdrawing.org, and I would like to recommend to you. They are a web portal that showcase the talented artists and illustrators in Asia. It is a great place to search for illustration inspirations.
Startdrawing.org was started with the aim of showcasing and sharing drawings from talented artists in Asia, and in the process, promote the joys of drawing.