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Large CSS Designs in 2008

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The new trend with web design is that a lot of designers are starting to use the large background technique and utilizing Javascript frameworks (such as jQuery and MooTools) to enhance the user experience. I’m also starting to see a lot of designers mix flash with CSS. Is this something we can expect to see more of in 2009?

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  1. Jeremy Fagergren

    Another one like these is one I did recently.
    http://www.stgeorge4kids.com

  2. louisgiblend

    Hey Jeremy, I really like what you’ve done here…. say goodbye to 800×600 resolution!

  3. Arthur Brown

    Wow these designs are great. I like the larger layouts hopefully we will indeed see the end of the 800×600 resolution.

  4. Rahul

    Oh yes, 800 * 600 is far gone now. As a designer, I’ve also opted for 1024 screen resolution now.

  5. LaurenMarie - Creative Curio

    Speaking of mixing Flash and CSS, have you seen Meomi? I think this is a really neat (and cute!!) way to add Flash in order to, well, add some flash to the site w/o it being annoying.

  6. Louis Gubitosiiblend

    @LaurenMarie – Creative Curio: Thanks… I like how this isn’t overdoing it with flash.. great example!

  7. Desiztech

    Nice post man! I have seen the fish one before…really well designed and unique

  8. maria

    well, there are a lot of people and companies that still use 800 x 600 as default. we can’t ignore them. once again, target public must be analised before everything.

  9. Jeremy

    I love the fish one. It’s simple but extremely well done, an old time favorite!

  10. Nenad Petkovic

    I like the designs listed here. As a psd “cutter/slicer” :) , I’m also starting to learn som js framework, especially because of my new service that I’ll start offernig very soon.

  11. rob

    There’s also http://www.inmeres.com

  12. Ben Sky

    Love this collection, very clever use of backgrounds, love the way August & China resize to window size, great stuff.

  13. Desing Leeds

    Thanks, great and very interesting read. I love the simple ones best!

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