Urbanistic Web Design – Learning Geography with Web Design

Traveling can be considered one of the oldest activities people have been involved in. Long ago to be called a traveler: first of all, one had to consider himself settled, living in one place, and getting all the benefits of living there and then to leave it all behind and hit the road.

In a psychological sense traveling allows an individual go beyond the face of everyday life, change their everyday perceptions and consciousness. While traveling, one can perceive himself and the world around him as never before. When “changing the viewpoint” new faces of life open beyond anyone who calls himself a traveler.

Nowadays if you want to be called a traveler there is no need to feel something of that kind, all you need is to have an International Passport and a number of stamps from several custom services.

But actually we can travel even without getting up from the couch - all hail Google Maps street view!

But apart from that “travel program from Google” we can travel while surfing specific groups of websites, I’m not talking about travel websites or companies, I’d like to share with you a round-up of websites where some large cities play the most important part of the design. So let’s have a look at websites that make the most of pictures of cities.

Beautiful Cityscapes in Web Design

Sullivan
There tons of websites that make use of NY photos, on this website you will see a number of NY stills presented using a parallax effect. Just scroll and enjoy.

Sullivan

Clouds Over Cuba
What’s so special about this website? It’s created using a video background where you will see episodes from the documentary it promotes.

Clouds Over Cuba

Evb
If you’re fond of panoramas this site will be just perfect for you. Click, drag and enjoy the scenery.

Evb

360 Lang Strasse
The faster you scroll - the faster you’re going to ride, watch the signs, don’t overspeed.

360 Lang Strasse

An Event Apart
Here you will find bunch of awesome shots of Atlanta.

An Event Apart

NoMad
One more website where you will find awesome NY scenery, the NoMad hotel.

NoMad

Bien Ville Capital
If you’re fond of video backgrounds you’re welcome to Bien Ville Capital.

Bien Ville Capital

St. John’s University
The designers of this website gathered awesome shots of NY, scroll down and enjoy the scenery.

St John's University

Brant Hickey
Wanted to visit Pittsburgh, but never had a chance to do it? Welcome to this website.

Brant Hickey

Belief NYC
Black and white is that undying classic, that’s why the designers of this resource made a perfect decision to use B&W images for this project, looks just terrific.

Belief NYC

Passion About Photography
Killing two birds with one stone, this is what the next example does, clean layout mixed with awesome shots of cities.

Passion About Photography

Citinerary
Some people call Amsterdam the "Venice of the North”, actually this is true. Want to see Amsterdam’s cityscapes? Welcome to Citinerary.

Citinerary

Conclusion

That’s it guys! If you've seen some other websites that dazzle with great shots of cities you are free to share links in the comments below.