The common use of visual design elements, have some way or another created a new wave in web design that many of us would refer to as a “web 2.0 design“. It just so happened that by the time web 2.0 was happening, this new trend in web design was leaving its mark on the web. The main features of a “web 2.0 design” are development with web standards, particularly CSS and XHTML, as well as dynamic content and participation of the end-users. But, what about the design, the visual part of it?
Would you like to add a little bit of web 2.0 flair in your designs? Web 2.0 design styles have been a very popular trend the last year or so and, consequently, many online generators have been developed to help you make our life easier. Whether you’re looking for web 2.0 styled buttons, backgrounds, logos or tabs, there is a free online generator to do it quickly for you!
Before I start working on a project, I do look around for inspiration. After I define the style I’m going to follow, I go running on my favourite galleries to find something that will inspire me and get me working on a design like crazy. There are dozens of online galleries that showcase distinctive website designs to provide you plenty of inspiration.