Showcase of Skeuomorphic Web Designs
While today’s digital world is seized by the common tendency of “weight loss”, that is, flat web designs, all of us from time to time feel the sweet nostalgia recollecting warm cordial skeuomorphic designs, where developer’s creativity spilled out in a violent flow, resulting in masterpiece pages.
We are not going to fall into lyrical melancholy, if you didn’t plan to, of course, and just have a nice chat about skeuomorphism, which will end in a beautiful, inspiring collection of best designs we could find on the web.
As all of us know, skeuomorphism is a design principle where physical objects from real world serve kinds of prototypes for UI cues. The concept works as an
improvised bridge connecting virtual and physical realities, making the first one more familiar and welcoming for the user. A clear reflection of the trend can be found in the applied textures, buttons, icons, switches, toggles and other simple trivial elements, which give the visitor a clear notion of how the website works and what to click, press or drag.
Known as guiding Apple’s UI design principle, now-a-days, skeuomorphism is frequently blamed for the lack of high-end digital aesthetics focused on clean content presentation and functionality free from any distractive decorative luxuries. It’s also difficult to contradict the fact that skeuomorphic objects look rather old-fashioned and queer to younger generation, growing up together with flat Windows Metro like interfaces.
Nevertheless, fashion and development have cyclic nature and knowing all current, yesterday’s and tomorrow’s trends is obligatory for web designer. So, let us offer you a cool Interactive Infographic about Skeuomorphism that has been just published at templatemonster.com. The infographics was created in the best skeuomorphic traditions and contains comprehensive information on:
- The History of Skeuomorphism;
- Pros and Cons of Skeuomorphism;
- List of Free Skeuomorphic Textures;
- Examples of First Skeuomorphic UIs;
- Real life examples of Skeuomorphism.
Searching the shelves of this wooden bookcase, you will come across various objects, like cups, headphones, photo frames, etc., which will interact with you and broadcast the hidden information to the retro TV screen on click.
We hope that the new Interactive Infographic about Skeuomorphic Design has warmed up your interest towards the promised collection of best skeuomorphic websites below.
The Thomas Oliver Band
Le Scatole Delle Meraviglie
A Springtime Tennessee Vacation
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