10 Mar 12
Unconventional And Unusual
As web designers, we can sometimes get trapped in the conventional realm, adhering to certain inescapable “fundamentals” in web design. This limits much creativity, that is supposed to be inherent in this creative profession, which then seems almost paradoxical. Breaking convention, thinking (and acting) outside the box, often seems like a big no-no, as our comfort zone revolves around fixed positions with headers (at the top, amazing!), footers (at the bottom, mind blown!), content, search bars, social media icons, and the list goes on.
Thankfully, the folks over at Top Design Mag have compiled a nice list of “unconventional” websites, for a good source of inspiration. Even if you don’t implement avantgarde design elements, it’s nice to get a breath of fresh air from conventional web design, which may further inspire and evolve your work. Check it out here In terms of colour scheme selection when designing a website, we may also choose to stay within conventions. Too many conventions! Let’s go the unusual route and experiment, as discussed in an article at Creative Overflow. Check it out here.