Web Design Showcase of Textured Websites

by in Inspiration on 25th Nov 2011 · Comments

As we all know, textures aren’t new in the web design realm. Adding texture as a design element to a website creates an intimate, warm feeling while giving the website some character. As you’ll see, texture doesn’t always have to come in the form of a background image, but can be expressed through its logo or buttons, for example. Whichever way you use texture, you’ll find the use of it is most successful when it compliments the content of the website while adding visual interest.

Web Design Showcase of Textured Websites


In this showcase I’ve rounded up 30 websites that employ texture somewhere in the design of the website. If these sites grab your attention enough you may feel compelled to incorporate textures into your own designs.

Cookiesound
Cookiesounds

Kooba Web Design
Kooba

Jolena
Jolena

Upon a Fold
Upon a Fold

Me & Oli
Me and Oli

Loysel's Toy
Loysel's Toy

Thomas Aull
Thomas Aull

Dilly Deli
Dilly Deli

Finger Billiards
Finger Billiards

Albion West Coast
Albion West Coast

Threepenny Editor
Three Penny

Mogie's Pub
Mogies Pub

Electric Pulp
Electric Pulp

Project Gift
Project Gift

Rx Balance
Rx Balance

Small by Nature
Small by Nature

Hoban Cards
Hogan Cards

Don't Throw Batteries
Don't Throw Batteries

Molecube
Molecube

Odosketch
Odo Sketch

Aboard Entrepreneurship
Aboard Entrepreneurship

Visual Republic
Visual Republic

Stillpointe
Still Pointe

Pointless Corp
Pointless Corp

ScoutMob
Scout Mob

Carol Rivello
Carol Rivello

Hey Indy
Hey Indy

Boho Girl
Boho Girl

Cure
Cure

Iron to Iron
Iron to Iron

Musicians Corner
Musicians Corner

Conclusion

As you can see, the use of texture can create an added layer of visual interest to a website that would otherwise be minimal. While there is plenty to be learnt from minimal, web 2.0 esque websites, a texture that speaks of the concept of the website is almost like bringing that website to life with character and authenticity. What are your thoughts on the use of texture in web design?

Stephanie Hamilton is a freelance Graphic and Web Designer by day and a blogger by night. Holding a BFA in Graphic Design, she has several years experience designing the latest in print and building better user interfaces and websites. She also enjoy writing as a creative outlet and blog regularly for her business and contribute to others as well.