How Ultra-Thin Lines in Web Design Can Create an Impact
Last year, the web development community was obsessed with vertical lines and vertical rhythm. This year, we see some interesting solutions that have originated from that tendency. The use of ultra-thin lines throughout the interface is one of them. This is an incredibly small and elegant trend. Sometimes it can be difficult to notice at first glance, yet it becomes evident after spending some time on the project. It does not jump out at you; it waits to be discovered and charms spectators with a delicate, exquisite nature. Let us consider some prime examples to see how artists play with it and how it can benefit a website. The Web Designer Toolbox Unlimited Downloads: 1,000,000+ Web Templates, Themes, Plugins, Design Assets, and much more! We are going to start with Dixtior, a digital agency where ultra-thin lines lie at the heart of the overall aesthetics. They meet you right out of the gate. After loading, you stumble upon the continuous ultra-thin line that stretches from right to left. It is also set in motion. Note there is nothing extraordinary in the hero area. It is just a regular section with an image background that demonstrates the workflow in the office. However, thanks to this tiny trend, it looks creative and techy. What’s more, ultra-thin lines can be seen in various corners of the website as well. Each section has its dose of the tendency. In some cases, they are used in tandem with the headings as though they are pointing at them. In such a way, they give them an extra focus. In others, they are used to enrich blocks with text and images or even hover states, giving essential elements a subtle twist. And of course, they are used as pure decorative details. As a result, here, the theme runs across all the sections creating a consistent and harmonious experience. Zajno is another point in case. Much like in the previous example, the team leverages ultra-thin lines in every part of the interface. The website even opens with a splash screen, where the vertical line foreshadows the hero area. There are both vertical and horizontal ones. Whereas the latter is used mostly in tandem with headlines, the straight-up strokes are used to create visual paths that naturally guide visitors from one section to another or from one text block to another. What’s more, the website has a unique background. It is an interactive canvas that features a globose grid. It perfectly matches the trend, thereby making the project feel even more sophisticated. Clock Lab is the official website of the creative agency from Ukraine. Here, you can feel the power that is hidden in the vertical rhythm: It ably benefits various aspects of the user interface. And since the upright direction is in charge, it comes as no surprise that the team has used lots of lines in the design. They are used to finish off sections as well as add a subtle zest to the experience. Note, it’s not only vertical lines that populate the design, but also horizontal ones. As you may have already guessed, they accompany titles, thereby naturally directing viewers’ attention towards the names of the sections and content. The creative team behind the front page of Homecult has opted in favor of an iconic line style that is just an ideal partner for the ultra-thin lines. Here, the huge hollow circle marks the home screen. However, it does not stick out like a sore thumb. On the contrary, it fits like a glove. And a bunch of short lines that are carefully scattered throughout…
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