Lighting effects are often used in modern web design to give a site an interesting and different look and feel. There is something about strong lights and colours – used right the combination will catch our attention and affect our emotions in certain ways. Skilled designers know this and use it. Light effects are typically used on dark designs as they may the effects stronger – just like we are saving the best fireworks until darkness falls.
This article is a showcase of more than 40 sites using creative and inspiring lighting effects. Hope you like it and feel inspired and tempted to use some of the ideas for your own designs. Please drop a comment if you know any websites that you think should have made it on the list. If you’re ready to try out some light effects but not sure how to get started you should take a look at this post offering a collection of 130 tutorials for creating Photoshop effects. A good foundation for building websites with great lightning effects are WordPress themes with dark layouts. In many cases it will look cool if you add a background with light effects to a dark website template.