2008 has brought some big changes in the design trends. One of the major ones was the end of the so called “glossy revolution“, the wrongful design interpretation of the web 2.0 current. You know what I am talking about : the glossy, vivid and colorful logos and website designs, the major usage of reflections and two tone colors. This style is used less and less, and some new design trends are starting to emerge (the vintage style seems to be catching on).
The sites below are the most representative designs, collected by us for our CSS and Flash Web Gallery. Apart from the showcase we added a little description of each website so you can get an idea what’s it about.
If you are looking to print any of these vivid pages,make sure your ink cartridges are full first as some are quite colorful
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Dara’s Garden fashions a fabulous setting for you to make memories you will love and cherish. Whether you’re envisioning an intimate ceremony or a large gathering, Dara’s Garden offers the finest location for any event.
OLDesign is the portfolio of Olof Lönnroth, a webdesigner, musician and soon to be Bachelor of Informatics, living in Gothenburg, Sweden.
FortySeven Media is the portfolio of Jonathan Longnecker and Nate Croft and the do, as described by themselves, kick awesome web design, graphic design and media creation.
Efingo is the portfolio of a romanian designer specialized in Adobe Photoshop, CorelDRAW and 3D Studio MAX.
Caty Design Studio is the portfolio of very talented graphic and web designer Caty Ng from Singapore.
Saizen Media is the portfolio of a very talented design team. They do mainly (spectacular) Flash websites.
Larissa Meek is the website of 3D animator, Miss USA finalist, bikini model, actress and reality TV star Larissa Meek.
Kulturbanause is the blog, portfolio and online playground of Jonas Hellwig.
Toucouleur is the portfolio website of a french design and development company.
Style 4 you is the personal website of 30 year-old italian fashion consultant Christina Chiucini.
Noe Design Studio is the personal portfolio of Dan Noe, an Iowa-based multi-media designer specializing in branding, advertising and web design solutions. Dan’s work has been featured in Communication Arts, Logo Lounge 4, on the FWA and in Web Builder Magazine.
Adventure here is the website of Angela Marti, fitness trainer and nutritional consultant from Auburn, California.
A.viary is a small company specialized on creation of rich internet applications geared for artists of all genres, applications ranging from image editing to 3D and video tools.
Kurak is the personal portfolio of designer Jakub Slaby, based id Biesko-Biala, Poland.
Satsu Design is a multi-disciplinary design agency based offshore on the Isle of Man.
Sessions is, as they describe themselves, “Hands-on training in a vacation setting”.
Nem Studio is the development blog of Michael Villar, belgian web designer and web developer.
Michelle Dinan is the blog and portfolio of 24 year-old Michelle Dinan, a web / graphic design and illustrator from Bournemouth, England.
Dean Oakley is the online portfolio of aussie designer Dean Oakley.
Gavin Mackintosh is the blog and portfolio of Gavin Mackintosh a graphic/web designer based London.
Pixel Criminals is the portfolio of a web design and web development company.
Coalmarch Productions is a software development company based in cary, North Carolina
Josh Tilton is a graphic / website designer who operates out of central NH providing clients with accessible, web-standard compliant, usable, and aesthetically pleasing websites.
Project Vino is a social network dedicated to wine lovers in Australia and New Zeeland.
The Ernest Hemingway Collection is the official home of the Ernest Hemingway Collection. For over ten years the Collection has represented the lifestyle, personality, and enthusiasm for adventure espoused by one of America’s most celebrated literary masters.
Freelenz is the blog and portfolio of austrian web developer Ewald Natter.
Bonsai Studios is a small, people oriented graphic and web design company, specializes in affordable electronic and print media solutions for individuals, businesses, and organizations.
Hicks Design is the creative partnership of Jon and Leigh Hicks, set up in 2002.
Jeff Sarmiento is a web designer from Toronto, Canada. This website is his blog and portfolio.
Design Disease is a web company that provides cost-effective Web design services focused on usability, accessibility and Web standards.
Great Design Blog is the blog of UK designer James Powell.
Okapi Studio is the portfolio of an international developement company with over 5 years of experience on the American and European market, offering a fine mixture
of traditional and new media creative services.
Narfstuff is a blog about WordPress Development, Web and Graphic Design.
Slabovia.tv is an online representation of the Slabovian State Communications Network and its various media output.
Sevenedge is a web agency founded by Frederiek Pascal and Dries Schaballie.
Dann Wittaker Creative is a web agency providing marketing solutions for business of any size.
Guide de Prague is the Prague online travel guide of Martina Geletova.
Karim Zurita is a web developer based in San Diego, California.
If you want to see more beautiful website designs take a look at our CSS and Flash Web Gallery.