Let's face it; we all enjoy a great meal out every once in awhile, from the fancy, white-tablecloth, fine dining restaurants that cater to the pampered gourmet, to the local hole-in-the-wall deli that makes the best pastrami melt in town. There are plenty of great food-related web sites that skillfully blend colorful designs and creative photography that will provide you with inspiration for your own designs. Below are some of my picks for engaging web designs. Bon appétit!L'Auberge de l'Ill
This French restaurant is located at the Hotel Des Berges, in Illhaeusern, France. The website features Flash for most of the content, and presentations include the culinary slideshow in a continuous loop of amazing menu selections in full-screen view.Figure A Easy Bistro and Bar
Figure BFood Sense
Part blog, part online foodie community, Food Sense is a unique resource for thoughtful, food-loving eaters and home cooks who have a palate for plant-based eating. The web site uses HTML5 doctype, and elements including <nav>, <aside>, <section>, and <article>.
Figure FHoddows Gastwerx
This restaurant is located in Buxtehude, Germany, just outside of Hamburg, and its website presents another full screen presentation of culinary inspired and restaurant background images, it also includes a short video presentation overview of the restaurant.
Figure GLe Pain Quotidien
This bakery with several locations in the U.S. and other countries offers another full screen layout, along with sliding navigation that features menus and sub-menus. Each subsection includes a fading image slideshow.
Figure HLeaf Tea Shop and Bar
Figure IHarding Market
Ryan has performed in a broad range of technology support roles for electric-generation utilities, including nuclear power plants, and for the telecommunications industry. He has worked in web development for the restaurant industry and the Federal government.