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How to Create Effective Big Website Headlines

Effective Website Headlines

An effective website headline should include some of (if not all of) the following points:

Great typography

Headline typography should be big and very readable. Think lots of padding, large usable fonts, plenty of white space.


Headlines should have plenty of impact, usually being the most impactful aspect of the entire web page.

  • Bright/Bold Colors
  • Large Font Size
  • Design Touches – including drop shadows, strokes, inner shadows, bevels etc…
  • Framing – How the Image is framed within the wider page design.


What is the headline being used for. It’s no good just slapping on some bold text, you need to consider the reason for your headline. Are you trying to sell yourself, sell a product, be funny?

Consider whether you want to draw your viewer DOWN your page, or FURTHER into the rest of your website.

Some Inspiring Examples:



Silly Poems

Virtual Sky Studio

Be SuperCharged

Apps Templates

Jeroen Homan

Big Sound Mastering

Gery It

BDS Graphic

About the Author:

Tom is the founder of PSDFAN. He loves writing tutorials, learning more about design and interacting with the community. On a more interesting note he can also play guitar hero drunk with his teeth.

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  1. Anyone know what the font is for Time2Project?

  2. Hei Tom! Its a good “how to’s” by the way. Good job! :)

  3. Tom says:

    Johny: I couldn’t find anything on WhatTheFont I’m afraid. Maybe ask on a forum?

    Muhammad: Thanks! I’m glad you enjoyed the post :)

  4. Vim says:

    Good examples of BIG Fonts subtle shadow always makes the font stand out even if its 2px distance and size. Tom How come there’s no 30min design post?

  5. Tom – Thanks for taking the time to look – I looked in to the css and its rockwell!

  6. Great article and good examples of large fonts used on websites. This is definitely a post I will be bookmarking for future reference. Thanks for sharing with us.

  7. pratham says:

    good Tutorials…………thanks for post
    web designer

  8. Great post Tom, Really great examples of big typography headlines!!
    Thanks, keep up the good work.

  9. New Gadgets says:

    These headline examples are truly inspirational.

  10. Nice article, I will use these ideas as I am currently redesigning my website, thanks!

  11. samson says:

    that was very nice post to understand about headlines.
    you made it easy to understand. The way you used examples and pointing each image with text was great thanks

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