Nov 1st 01
Get the Look
One of the most difficult aspects of designing is taking that first step: when you know what style you would like to achieve, but you just don’t know where to start. We’ve all been there at one time or another, thinking to ourselves “what colors should I use,” “what fonts would work best,” and “what are some elements of the style I want?”
Well, look no further. I have put together a wide range of “Get the Look” design guides that include everything you need to help jump-start your new design project, whether it be a touch of inspiration or the perfect font. So wait no longer — come on in and take a look… literally! Be on the lookout for new additions to the series.
By the way, I’ve downloaded the fonts that appear in the following guides from a number of places across the web. You should be able to find them simply by searching Google.
Grab a Look and Have Some Fun
Chic Simplicity Published July 2003
Chic simplicity. What exactly is chic simplicity, you ask? It is somewhat of an oxymoron: simple yet sophisticated. The design exudes simplicity through its forms, fonts, and layout, and sophistication through its textures, details, and tastefulness. It’s a fantastic look that can be used for almost every genre of websites: a professional, yet hip, corporate site; a stylish, yet clean, commercial site; or just a fun and colorful personal site. Whichever style you’re going for, this look will fit.
UltraHip Published May 2002
Sometimes you want your design to be vibrant, to scream. UltraHip is just the look. It is very sleek and ultra contemporary. Think posh night clubs in Los Angeles, Paris, or New York City — vivid colors set off by charcoal grays, combining to form atmospheres that encourage dancing, partying, and lots of fun. Use this look to bring a personal site or blog to life, or for a hip corporation whose target audience is of a younger age group. Have fun with this one!
Corporate Published March 2002
OK, get out the big guns: you want to design a professional, corporate, expensive look. This graphics template will help you get started.
American Southwest Published November 2001
Want your design to scream American Southwest, cowboy, or old saloon? Look no further: this is the perfect graphics template for you.
Vintage Published November 2001
Want the secrets to the old-fashioned diner, vintage, retro look? Well then, you’ve come to the right spot.
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