38 Online Store Websites Running on Shopify

by Jake Rocheleau
on January 16, 2015

Web designers around the world have been captivated by Shopify. It’s an online e-commerce CMS which is self-hosted and managed by the Shopify team. Webmasters can purchase their own domain name and launch a store just like any regular website – but without deep concerns over server management.

For anyone looking into Shopify it is truly a magnificent platform. I specifically love their open-ended theming system which allows for any style of template to be fitted into the e-commerce engine. I’ve catalogued a series of unique Shopify websites for creative design inspiration. Take a look at what other designers have built to generate your own ideas for new shops and storefronts.

Lunet Eyewear

lunet eyewear shopify website homepage

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35 Stunning Hi-Res “Public Domain” Astronomy Images

by Jay Hilgert
on January 14, 2015

In the wake of Shepard Fairey’s debacle with the AP over the rights to the image he used as reference/inspiration for his wildy popular Obama poster, I wanted to share a list of Public Domain Licensed images, in this case, astronomy. Fairey’s situation should hit home with all pixel junkies out there and remind us that we have to pay close attention to the licenses associated with the images we use in our design work. I’ve compiled a list of beautiful, inspiring astronomy images that all have a Public Domain License.

35 Stunning Hi-Res

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37 Intriguing 404 Error Page Designs

by Jake Rocheleau
on January 5, 2015

Words cannot describe the vehement frustration felt when reaching a 404 page. Sometimes the website just has a broken link and other times the user is at fault. But regardless of fault the 404 error page is unbecoming to even the most well-designed sites. The best way to spruce this up is by adding a lighthearted effect into the design.

For this post I’ve organized a collection of unique 404 error page designs. Many of them utilize humor as a good-hearted gesture for comedic relief. Other designs are more pragmatic offering related links and possible solutions for finding the missing page. Your choice of 404 style really depends on the type of website. Just keep in mind that frustration is best handled with a cool & collected mentality. The best 404 pages try to solve the problem by offering solutions instead of a dead-end street.

GitHub

github code repo 404 page

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