Textures in a web design have become a popular trend, replacing the sleek, glossy, and shiny effects that we commonly refer to as the "Web 2.0" design trend. Working with textures is difficult, but talented designers worldwide choose this route to add a depth in their designs and to exemplify their creative skills.
The beginning of this month my friend start a new website project for the client, the client required 2008 trend graphics styles like woody texture or some old paper type graphics touch for unique look.
Don’t we all love textures in web-design? I know I do. In fact I think we all do here at MediaLoot HQ. So we’ve collected 25 sites that make great use of textures. Some make use of them in a very obvious way and textures play a very important role in the site design, while others and use textures really subtly.
One design element or technique that can quickly take a good design and turn it into something that truly stands out is the use of texture. As you look around at well-designed sites, texture is very popular right now. In this post we’ll showcase 40 websites that make good use of texture.
After showing you A Showcase of Clean White Web Designs a couple weeks ago, it’s time for us to add some textured designs to our lists. Textures are a great way to give a special touch to a website. They can be used in a specific part of the layout – the header/footer, for example, or they can be used in the whole page as a background. The thing is that textures are versatile, beautiful and stylish. So here are 50 excellent examples of textures in web design to inspire you.
Web designer’s love textures. They use texture in their websites, banner, graphic design and more. Recently bittbox’s textures was used by CNN too. I love a good textured background webpage. It reflects what the website is about. Enjoy these texture’s. Most of these texture are free for personal use. I suggest you include a link if you decide to use any of them. People work hard on their textures. It is nice to get credited and maybe you should leave comment.
Damask is a weaving style or technique that originated in the early Middle Ages near Damascus, Syria. This particular style typically produced very ornate and decorative patterns in the fabric. These types of patterns are wonderful to use in a design that needs to have a vintage or ornate look. In this post there are over 70 beautiful damask patterns and textures that you can use in your designs.
Paper is a not only used to write but it can be also useful as a texture in doing some web design or graphic projects as well. In fact you can see some websites on the web applying more paper concept now a days and come up with a neat and grungy results.
Knowing your resources is important in all aspects of design. You could be working on a new draft and realize you are missing one thing, texture. Textures are not always beautiful by themselves and many can appear quite boring, but when you add texture to your design, it gives that little bit of depth you might be looking for to make the image pop. With a digital camera or intermediate to advanced skills in Photoshop, textures are easy to make. One thing we may run out of is time. Time to make or even the countless hours surfing the Web for the perfect texture.