Web Trends: The Dashed & Dotted

By on 7-30-2012 in Design, Graphic Design, Inspiration, Tech, Web Design

Web Trends: The Dashed & Dotted

Today’s focus is on web design. Much time has been spent lately on my personal artwork, food obsessions, and otherwise, but today I want to take a closer look at a current online design trend. Afterall, I am also a web designer (you may check my bio for written verification). Much of my time is spent browsing sites for design inspiration, and we’re seeing a lot of dashed & dotted lines out there right now. Consider me inspired by this fun yet practical trend.

Helen Bailey wrote an article for Onextrapixel about this very topic last week, which got my wheels spinning and resulted in this post. The article showcased a variety of site designs that make use of line elements. It’s a very well curated collection highlighting this trend (see below and be sure to read the rest of the article for more). The post struck a chord with me as I am ever the fan of line put to good use whether it is exclusively for decoration, to create movement, or to emphasize content areas. It’s a good tool worth thinking about and giving some attention to today. I am including a few other designs that speak to the trend.


Source: Looking into the dashed line trend in web design / onextrapixel / author Helen Bailey

The curved dashed line gives the bird a sense of motion. If Anthropologie does it, count me in!

Madalynne is a creative pattern making & sewing blog by Maddie Flanigan. Lines are a part of her overall site style (even her social icons have a touch of dash). I love the carefree and handmade touch the lines help create. A perfect design choice for a creative site about pattern making, sewing, and construction. A gem of a site.


  1. You are such a gem! I am glad you that you enjoy my blog and I’m also glad that you reached out to me! I love meeting new bloggers! I have added you to my Google Reader. Keep up the good work girl!

    • Hi Maddie! It’s so nice to meet you! Thank you for taking the time to check out my blog and respond. Thanks for putting your talent & passion out there on Madalynne. I loved your post today about morganite and already pinned it. Look forward to seeing what is next.

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