Textures in Modern Web Design

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The elements of design are the critical part of every website. You must create a design that speaks to your audience. The texture is one of the best ways to add life to any web design. We have seen many well-designed sites in CSS galleries or any other source of design inspiration.You will be amazed to see that texture is extensively used in modern web design.

However, the word has long been synonymous with “dirty “and “grungy “design. Texture has the ability to contribute to improving the experience of a website by adding warmth, personality, and feeling. Also, it is the most versatile element that can be used in a variety of ways and in a wide variety of design styles by web designers.

It can be used in a very subtle way or to focus certain parts of the design.

In this article, we will examine some websites that employ textures in background images, headers, footers, content areas, sidebars and even in fonts.

It can be easily added to a program like Photoshop

Gallery: Texture in Modern Web Design 

Now, we’ll take a look at 50 websites in which texture has been applied to the website design to improve it in some way. We have categorized them to show their diversity and to point out specific elements of the design.

 

TEXTURED BACKGROUNDS 

When it comes to texture, background images are the most common area to use.

Edit Studios

The website uses a textured book in its background, unlike other portfolio websites. Have a look

edit

GoodBytes

The site includes different shapes of purple color overlapping each other and highlighted the logo in a subtle way.

goodbytes

Grace Church of Alexandria

The site sits on a textured brick background and the other content areas of the website are very clean.

grace

Sollievo

sollievo

 

TEXTURED HEADERS

Many websites use header images as a major part of the design to stand out from other websites.

Acceptance

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Electric Pulp

epulp

 

SIDEBAR TEXTURE

Napa Bar and Kitchen

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Branded07

branded

 

TEXTURED NAVIGATION MENUS

Matt Dempsey

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Alpine Meadows

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SUBTLE USE OF TEXTURE 

College Park Church

Different Ways to Add Texture to a Design

  • USE A FREE STOCK IMAGE TO CREATE YOUR OWN TEXTURE
  • CREATE YOUR OWN TEXTURE FROM SCRATCH IN PHOTOSHOP
  • USE PHOTOSHOP BRUSHES
  • USE READY-MADE TEXTURES
  • SCAN TEXTURES

Hopefully, the above design inspirations will help you create an eye-catching website design using texture and improve your overall workflow.

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