Inspiration: web design trends in 2009 (and probably 2010): Where are we heading?

August 15th, 2009 - Design, Inspiration

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Big photography, huge typography, sketches, nature and sliders. There are other “trends” as well but i believe these are the elements used mostly in today’s web design world and will be used next year as well. In this post I’ve got 4  sites for each of  the 5 categories i mentioned earlier.

Sites using big titles

'the Movie title stills collection'
Visit

carsonified_com
Visit

brooklynfare_com
Visit

www_bigcartel_com
Visit

Sites using big images

www_mcfc_co_uk
Visit

kikiandbree_com
Visit

www_roxy_com
Visit

www_siblingrivalrywine_ca
Visit

Sites inspired by nature

www_cerity_se
Visit

toriseye_quodis_com
Visit

www_blueacorn_com
Visit

www_ormanclark_com
Visit

Sites using sketches

adamamaral_com
Visit

blackmoondev_com
Visit

heyindy_com
Visit

bombguts_com
Visit

Sites using sliders

www_addnoise_nl
Visit

www_badabingdesign_nl
Visit

www_justincline_com
Visit

www_poplabs_com
Visit

And that would be it. So what do you think? What else do you expect to see this fall and next year?

Comments

  1. Onur Oztaskiran

    August 15, 2009

    Some of those “so called” inspiring websites are either based from a template or rip suspicious sites.

    Nice one though =)

  2. Gerasimos

    August 15, 2009

    @Onur: Really?? C’mone share your hints, what do u know, talk! i love this kind of plots :D

  3. ESD

    August 16, 2009

    I love cerity.se !

  4. Angel L.

    August 16, 2009

    Sibling Rivalry Wine’s website is beautifully designed. I love every element of it. Very inspiring sites who use these trends beautifully.

  5. hrvojeb

    August 17, 2009

    What about slab typefaces? They’re pretty popular right now, and I think they’re here to stay for a while.
    Ligatures in headlines are nice trick and everyone is using them. Pity they don’t know how to use them properly.
    Also, lot of designer who used flash two years ago, now use java scripts. I think this is also a trend. Who knows what information wizards are planning in they’re little companies? Maybe something mixed of both? That would be great.
    I predict that next type hype will be serifs again but with even more human approach. Color is back on the market, so I think that next “new” thing will be black, gray and white websites. Minimal and clean with really really subtle Photoshop effects.

  6. Al-Kanz

    August 17, 2009

    And of course : http://www.fisabilik.com

  7. Dave Sparks

    August 17, 2009

    Some nice stuff. I think big imagery is one of the many things that has come along with the increase in available bandwidth for most users.
    Now to be original and go and find something that doesn’t have any of this in!

  8. Benjamin Falk

    August 17, 2009

    A lot of quality sites on this list. I love the semitransparent butterfly background on the Kiki&Bree site.

  9. chris hough

    August 19, 2009

    nice selection of sites, I have to say that http://www.justincline.com/ site is amazing, well done

  10. Janko

    August 20, 2009

    Interesting stuff here. I like Black mod design header.

  11. Justin Cline

    September 2, 2009

    @chris hough Thanks a lot, I appreciate it!

  12. PhilippineOutsourcing

    September 28, 2009

    very nice.. :)

  13. Rion D'Luz

    December 1, 2009

    Any chance you might give me some feedback related to my new design at http://dluz.com
    Its more of a developer project (scripts) as I’m not a graphics designer, but I believe that, being around the dev block for 15 years, I’ve put in some good features related to Look-n-Feel, Style-n-Presentation, etc…
    I’d welcome your feedback!
    TIA,
    Rion D’Luz

  14. Mark

    December 2, 2009

    I agree @ commenter 1. One of the website above is a ripped. I saw the background used before. :D

  15. TampaWebDesign

    January 6, 2010

    Clean, bright design with good use of white space should be the new standard. Minimalist design with use of fonts as design itself. This will help speed of loading and that helps with search and Smart Phones accessing the site. Mobile smart phone usage set to explode ie Google HTC Nexus. Tampa Web Design

  16. Gregory Despain

    February 1, 2010

    This is a really interesting article. I’ve been looking for something similar to this for a while – I’m going to have to share it with my readers and bookmark you for next time :)

  17. tatil

    March 1, 2010

    Inspiration: web design trends in 2009 (and probably 2010): Where are we heading? Very good text nice topic…Thanks

  18. poperechny

    March 10, 2010

    Thanks! Great article!

  19. inutina

    March 23, 2010

    Very well! Good luck!

  20. success junkies

    March 25, 2010

    your site has lots of cool info, I cant believe it covered this story

  21. Poet

    March 31, 2010

    Interesting stuff here.Thanks!

  22. Kevin

    April 14, 2010

    Very nice Article, your site has alot of cools information, and beautiful logo design

  23. bestiarecords

    April 20, 2010

    Very cool and rool! Thanks!

  24. elitstudio

    May 1, 2010

    Very interesting info! Thanks!

  25. ivanovandrey

    May 4, 2010

    Great site and very nice info! Thanks!

  26. Jackelyn Alig

    May 10, 2010

    Thank you for a interesting write-up.

  27. Nikita

    May 19, 2010

    Here you can also find Logo Design Trends 2010 http://limejam.tumblr.com/post/600512350/logo-design-trends-2010

  28. web design

    June 7, 2010

    thanks a lot for this wonderful article

  29. Kevin Ettl

    October 4, 2010

    Nice article, was wondering if you would allow me to link to it in a article i am currently writing for my own website? Thanks Kevin Ettl

  30. Mike

    January 12, 2011

    I love these designs you have shared a great selection of sites, be interesting what 2011 trends are.

  31. seo

    April 11, 2011

    I love these designs you have shared a great selection of sites thank you

  32. Seo

    August 22, 2011

    great selection of sites thank you

  33. ev ilaçlama

    August 24, 2011

    Big photography, huge typography, sketches, nature and sliders. There are other “trends” as well but i believe these are the elements used mostly in today’s web design world and will be used next year as well.
    **Thanks For Sharing**

  34. basekit

    October 7, 2011

    A really great selection of designs. It’s very difficult to choose which one I like the best!!

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