There is a parallel world where it’s possible to find fantastic and talented friends, breathtaking landscapes and incredible adventures. This place is our fantasy, the main fuel for amazing web and graphic works.
You can find wonderful websites all over the web in which is obvious the designer estrous and the fine symbiosis between technical skills and creativity. A soft mix of proper characters, lively color and clean web design can makes an explosive result.
In this showcase we will show you 60+ incredible websites that use wonderful and colorful illustrations to create an expressive and communicative design.
Throughout history, great designers always found new ways to show their creativity to express themselves and create new trends and techniques to remark their work apart from the rest of the crowd. The Definition of design is more critical in modern terms as now design is a way of communication; and, more specifically, Web design is a well define platform for content. There is no “Good” and “Bad” in design. It always define as a “Different”.
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It’s not easy to come up with something very creative. So how can you make sure your design is better than the designs of your competitors? How can you point employer’s attention to your product or services? Here we might be able to help you by presenting this smart showcase. Below there are the collection of illustrated websites designs, but before we take a look around to the main, evident, features to create an illustrative web site. What elements do designers use to create illustrated websites? What kind of colors? What techniques?
The use of a laughing characters creates a sweet welcome for visitors and it also expresses, or simply introduces, the main mission of the website. Below you can see some examples.
It’s interested also the use of characters from animal world to create a friendly web site brand.
Many designers love to show a piece of original (cartoon) mini-world that they create to emphasize the website message. These illustrations are good to finalize the footer or to create an impressive header. But there is also some pretty surprise…
An opportune background in this kind of web site is essential, at least for two main reasons: to give the right context at the illustration and to make a good back-image for the layout elements and so to structure a readable contents. In some cases the illustrative power of the design is in background image.
We can see some solutions in the following image.
The use of big typography is a frequent trend in modern web design. In many websites of this list (especially when the design is for portfolio, agency and company sites) we’ll notice big font size of design elements to communicate the principal message of the website.
In some other examples of this list there is a “normal” use of typography, but always to make a clear and direct message in a clean web design.
A spontaneous smile always works.