Retro is a culturally outdated or aged style, trend, mode, or fashion, from the overall postmodern past, that has since that time become functionally or superficially the norm once again. Retro style is very popular in today’s digital world. So in this post we have 36 cool retro web designs.
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Social networking apps have become all the rage, especially with mobile users. You can’t search on Twitter or any corner of the web without finding some reference to checkin apps. The two industry giants are Foursquare and Gowalla which have both been online for just a few years. They feature many similar functions such as user checkins, badges, and friend feeds.
I’ll be demonstrating how to code a simple profile page similar to that of Foursquare. Their design is very simplistic with a 2-column layout split. We’ll be coding this page in HTML5 and CSS3, so I’ll be sure to introduce some of the newer techniques. Additionally I’ve offered the source code for free along with a live demo which you can check out below.
The Internet is an incredibly powerful tool for the modern business owner. It’s possible to share contact information with people all across the world in just a few seconds. But when it comes to actually doing business you’ll always want to be working in person. This is where print design and branding effects come into play. Many professional companies will at least print some business cards for their employees, but others gather a whole set of print identity.
In the spirit of our modern digital era I have collected 40 instances of professional letterhead designs. These are all used in print work for styling invoices, letters, business cards, mailing lists, and a whole lot more! There is practically endless inspiration for all you print designers out there. So without further ado enjoy the collection!
The ocean is an incredibly relaxing place to be. At nearly every beach and oceanfront property you are able to hear the seagulls and foghorns going off at all hours. It’s an amazing lifestyle which incorporates a lot of beauty and creativity. And if you can’t find yourself at the ocean very often, photography is always an alternative option.
Below I have compiled a fantastic gallery of 34 pristine ocean view photographs. These come from all over the world and feature a wide variety of landscapes. I highly recommend saving any of your favorites to use for later project work. Alternatively if you know of some great photographers or seascape photo galleries feel free to share your links in the comments below.