Rather than the run-of-the-mill designs we normally see, what if your next web design came from someplace… unexpected? A brilliantly contrary creative motif that makes sense in retrospect? Here are our picks for some themes you might not have thought of, but should:
- Hand drawn – Example It always looks brilliantly original, because it’s your own hand! Stick-figures and elementary-school drawings are getting really, really big this year. Try to look as untalented as possible!
- Factory – Example Industrial designs are great for developers, producers, and artists. It makes the customer anticipate that you’ll have a strong work ethic.
- Retro ’50s – Example Maybe it’s nostalgia, or maybe the classics work best, but we haven’t seen a single web page done in retro that goes wrong. If you readers can, please show us in the comments.
- Steampunk – Example For those who don’t know, “steampunk” is a school of art that takes its inspiration from the era of H. G. Wells and Jules Verne. Think steam engines, dirigibles, clockwork, wind-up robots, and lots of polished brass and tin.
- Psychedelic – Example Another retro trend. While it can quickly get tiresome, it’s an absolute knock-out for music and club themes.
- Isometric – Example There’s way too few isometric themed websites out there, and we’d like to know why. Visitors will never forget you!
- Two Tone – Example It’s the new monochrome! Still minimalist, while presenting a balanced look where one color doesn’t overwhelm you. Pick two colors that go great together and draw everything in that.