Beautiful Print Designs, On the Web

I’ve been noticing a trend lately that I’m really loving. Graphically appealing print-style page designs on the web. With advancements in web standards, CSS3, HTML5, and Typekit, web designers have been able to do more than ever when creating appealing forms online that appeal to our mental models of real world use and paper. I think in part these work because they are simple, graphically appealing forms that aren’t overly complicated and are just as easy to fill out as they would be without the¬†graphical¬†enhancements.

Here are just a few examples I’ve come across recently, that I’ve enjoyed:

Applicomhq.com

 

I particularly like the way that the next two use fonts the compliments the design for text entry.

Foundationsix.com

Carmax.com