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The Art of Texture in Web Design

Do you like the use of texture in web design? When a designer knows where to stop textures can give a clear definite focus on every element. It won’t confuse, but will rather impress site visitors.

The Art of Texture in Web Design

Textures can make your design deeper and that’s really useful for visual perception of the entire site. Well-applied textures will spread information effectively and structure it by improving readability.

Textures can be applied to different elements like backgrounds, buttons, headlines, logos, etc. Where’s the best place to use them from your point of view?

Kinds of Texture

Here is a list of basic textures that are commonly used by web designers. We’re sure you’ve seen them many times on the web. Usually they are not the first elements you see when entering a website but they complete the look of pages. It really looks good.

  • Chalkboards;
  • Glass;
  • Metals;
  • Wood;
  • Plastic;
  • Moss;
  • Leather;
  • Paper;
  • Metal;
  • Clay/Sand;
  • Rocks;
  • Tiles.

Where to Find Textures Online

There are a lot of textures on the web that you can use for a nominal price or even for free. Here we have a few sites that offer tons of textured images, so browse them and choose your best one.

Frankly speaking, you can create your own texture if you’re good at taking photos. There are 2 good articles about it:

And now it’s time to see really good examples of the use of textures in web design.

Maptia

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Leader

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BMG Media

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Jarritos

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Kenny Saunders

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Go Mammoth

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Musicians Corner

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Electric Peel

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Tae Bo

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Deda

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Elaine Fisher

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Maryland Craft Beer

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Jan Ploch

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Fair State

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Cultural Solutions UK

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Spray Studio

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CreativeXposure

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Two24Studios

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Bord

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The Hungarian Wine

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Cider of America

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XGO

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ann.davlin
Ann Davlin is an inspired blogger who works at MotoCMS - a company that brought you an advanced website builder. That's who she is by day. But as the night falls she turns into a superhero web surfer restlessly browsing through thousands of funny cat pics and videos. If you want to discuss either of that feel free to connect with her on Twitter and Google+. Cheers!
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