Tag Archives: trends

Meet Global Trend Forecaster Sem Devillart

How do you know when a trend is about to change? How do you pinpoint what the next trend will be? We recently interviewed the global trend forecaster Sem Devillart on this subject. And the conversation was simply fascinating. In our conversation, Devillart discusses the way she applies cultural analysis, design research and brand...

Web Trends: Wood in Web Design

Though I've observed the trend of wood in web design for years, somehow I never grow tired of it. I think the reason is simple: We connect with wood in an organic, tangible way that takes us outside the digital world.

Site of the Day: ChaiStudios.ca

I often find that agency and portfolio sites that go hard with a thematic website tend to have less effective client work. It’s almost like they’re trying too hard. But in this case the portfolio of work is strong and goes well with their own site’s style. The site convinces me that these guys...

Site of the Day: Envelopments.com

There’s a fine line between buying into web trends and just being a copycat. But Envelopments.com is on trend, stands out and completely crushes the competition. The overall design of the site is outstanding—it has more gorgeous details then I have time to list. The real icing on the cake is the photography. The site...

Site of the Day: Brit.co

It goes without saying: A site showcasing beautifully designed products should be stylish and designer-friendly. This site uses many common design patterns that are popular right now, but even though it’s trendy it still feels fresh, easy to use and simply beautiful. Head over there to check out the gorgeous design, but be careful,...

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10 Web Type Trends for 2012

You’ve learned the history and basics of web typography. But what are the major web type trends you should be aware of when working in web design? Look for these 10 trends in web typography to take us through 2012 and beyond. 1. Typographic voice diversity Look for websites where the typography is used to...