It’s been a while since web designers have been completely enamored with all things subtle. We love subtle patterned background and elaborate decorative elements. We’re even into muted color palettes.

We forgot about going bold for a minute, but it seems like it’s come back. With the use of smaller devices like smartphones and tablets, it’s become popular, especially when you want your work to stand out. So what’s a better way to do it than to go for bold web design concepts?

Creating bold websites starts from the layout and extends all the way down to the colors and font sizes. One may look to choose all pieces or some of these pieces to create a website that demands attention and is also easy to read. While it’s a bit of a trendy thing to do, it’s a great technique because you want your visitors to remember your site and you also want them to be able to make the most use of your site. After all, isn’t that the point of a good web design?

Here are some good examples of websites that have gone the extra mile to grab their visitors’ attention using bold design.

Etch

etch

Etch is a grid-style website that’s probably one of the best you’ll ever see. Navigation is a breeze and it’s easy to get around. You’ll know at first glance that the people at Etch know exactly what they’re doing. It’s a stellar website that chooses to go bold in their layout and typography.

 

John Dierks

john dierks

John Dierks seems to have a method to his quirkiness. The level of understanding he seems to have for his projects is amazing and he seems to have it well-documented. The website is bold all the way throughout, including the large and bold fonts and a jolting color palette to boot. It’s a site that’s pretty unforgettable and amazing.

Red Antler

red antler

Web layouts help create importance and hierarchy by telling viewers what to read and what to click. Red Antler, for example, has created a layout that works well and creates balance – the bold typography and color scheme, as well.

Studio MDS

studio mds

This website is full of creative thinkers who desire to solve problems the creative way. But what’s really important is that they have created a space where all things bold can live without too much redundancy. Very creative indeed.

Don’t Talk to Robots

donttalktorobots

This creative portfolio website doesn’t dip into the trend of subtlety. Yes, it may look like some kind of a muted color palette, but there’s a lot of focus on the headlines, as well as the icons. There’s no shyness in this little website.

Joan Pons Moll

joan pons

Part of the battle in creating a portfolio website is figuring out how you want to present your work that will grab everyone’s attention. There are a lot of standard layouts that work, but you’ll always want to create one that works best for you. Joan Pons Moll created a one-of-a-kind design that shows her skills and puts much of her work in the face of visitors.

Stitch Fix

stitch fix

Stitch Fix is a neat concept that exclusively improves your style. The idea here is to fill out a questionnaire about your style so you can be sent clothes to keep (and pay for), or send back. It’s a pretty unique idea that’s easily spelled out on the homepage.

Chris Boddy

chris boddy

Chris Boddy takes a simple yet bold approach in presenting his past work experience. While he went for muted colors and some subtle elements, Chris uses large headlines to draw attention to what is arguably the most important part of the website.

 

Everything You Need to Know About Design on the Web

Everything You Need to Know About Design on the Web

Everyone will tell you that a landing page needs to have some kind of visual and features above the fold, and more features and details below it. Piccsy has created this particular landing page and ignored all of our advice! On top of that, they went for a very eye-catching choice of colors!

Michael Doudin

michel doudin

We talked about how you should present a portfolio, and it seems like Michael Doudin got this memo because he used a good portion of his skills to show off his other skills. This website is memorable not just because of its bold styling, but also for its neat and unique navigational style.