I admire many different styles of web design, one of them being the two tone colour style which I discovered from the website given. Although it may seem boring but when quickly scimming through the website, this particular style immediately struck me. The two-toned colour style mainly struck me because how clean it looks, the ability to have a website with not many colours but is still very trendy and stylish entices me. Whilst looking at the examples given, I soon realized that these designs looked similar a few design I had previously done myself, the two-toned style is something that I had been use to doing, I subconsciously had warmed to this particular style without even knowing. When reading the ‘7 surefire web design styles that work” I found that this two-toned style is minimalistic as it the two colours may seem boring to some, but definitely shows sophistication. The two toned style also interest me because it brings out and highlights the font you have you used, switching all focus to the typography (which im currently in love with).
Another style of web design I admire is the photo realism, I like the fact of having one picture for a background image. As long as the text and arrangement go nicely with the background image then this photo stylistic style always catches my attention. This style mainly catches my attention because of how uncommon the style is, although I have recently seen a lot more over the past year, this style still breaks the common conventions of web design. Also with this style I think it gives you a bigger space to work on since you do not have to follow certain common grids and boxes you will be forced to use if you were doing a more basic style. When looking at the transparency style I immediately thought of the photo realism style because I admire both as they work well together as the transparency makes the text more visible.
Typography is something that I have admired for a long time now , I think it’s a wonderful art and a wonderful skill if done successfully, so to not have typography as style of web design that I truly admire would be wrong. Yes the typography highlights the words and text, but the way in which its done and the alignment of the text is what may keep the viewer interested. I think I typography is the most efficient way of grabbing your target audiences eye, in some cases this work better than images, because the word singled out or highlights is usually something you cannot miss. Typography remains very stylish and edgy whilst sometimes seeming simple and other cases seeming to much, but its something that I truly admire, and is a style that I may consider when designing my next website. Whilst looking at “7 Surefire Web Design Styles that work” I discovered that typography is a form of wordism, which has heavily inspired me, as it creeps into all my designs slowly replacing the use of an image.
Futurism excites me because It gives you license to a bit crazy with your designs, although its not often used today, I still find it interesting. Glossism is something else I am very much into. The uses of gradients instantly remind of me adobe illustrator as it gives this clean, cool and professional look, however , I highly doubt I will use this style when designing my website because it doesn’t really break any common conventions of a ‘website’ and if it does, its so common that I didn’t notice. To conclude I would say that I am a minimalist, as I prefer a classy professional sophisticated look, rather than a bust hand made design cluttered with textures and unnecessary mess.