2008 Web Design Trends

As the web 2.0 trends passed, web on 2008 will give us very classic bases.  You can use more classic and 1960’s design patterns for your web sites for differentiation. 

About a year ago, I compiled a huge list of artistic sites. It seems like the trend has carried on in 2008 and is growing stronger (thank God the glossy style is gone). So what’s hot now? Pencil sketches, handwritten notes, card stocks, watercolor effects, collage art, script fonts, grungy and splatter ink backgrounds (glossy gradients are not “in” this year). Another trend to be on the lookout for are the vintage and retro styles which I’ve posted earlier this year. Here is a list of 82 sites picked from Best Web Gallery that show the current design trends.

Vintage / Retro Styles

* ernesthemingwaycollection.com
* nymoon.com
* jeffsarmiento.com
* macsbeer.com
* coalmarch
* whoisjengordon
* redblu
* singularityconcepts
* theoldstate
* painisgood
* freelenz
* legendaryaircraft
* fortysevenmedia
* cakephp

Handwritten Notes and Paper Clips

* smtick
* viget
* pointofe
* adverturehere
* revolutiondrivingtuition
* advance
* fall
* etondigital
* notyouraveragejoe
* homedesignfind
* onwired
* chemistryrecruitment

Grungy

* matt
* markhadley
* jessestephens
* subdued
* sundance
* saintgregorys
* dirtyprettythingsband
* basmatitree
* edgepointchurch
* daninko

Splatter Ink

* olliekav
* pointlessramblings
* raduceuca
* pixele
* timkadlec
* alisa

Watercolor

* spring
* inspire
* dailycandy
* billyhughes

Collage

* brunetgarcia
* freepeople
* tnvacation
* artgeex
* thewombats
* designspongeonline

Sketches and Handwritten Fonts

* njrebel
* davebarnes
* satsu
* bootb
* bnweiss
* threadless
* kevinjohngomez
* ryandownie
* mccoy
* catalyststudios

Big Fonts

* rediswhite
* ijsfontein
* darkmotion
* bienbienbien

Script Fonts

* darasgarden
* hotmeteor
* onehorseshy
* collectiveidea

Wood Pattern

* komodomedia
* thethingswemake
* 45royale
* candesprojects
* davidhellmann
* booktagger

Zig Zag Pattern

* jengermann
* modernoprometeo
* ewedding
* uppercasegallery
* donttrustthisguy
* grapefruitgraphics

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