If you’re a web designer, chances are you regularly browse hoping to find something to inspire your latest design. There are hundreds to choose from, but we’ve picked ten of our favourite sites where you can find some quality web design inspiration.
Dribbble is one of the best sites for inspiration, with a strong community of professional designers who regularly share their work and projects. The fact that people can only contribute to the site after being invited by a fellow designer means that everything you see is top quality. Furthermore, you can find inspiration for almost anything digital on Dribbble, whether it’s logo design, artwork, or even packaging mockups – it’s all there.
Awwwards is another great site to find quality website designs for inspiration. They do an excellent job of finding unique and innovative designs from around the internet, then each site gets reviewed and is given a score by an expert panel. The awards of the day showcases a new site every day, so you can always find fresh content to inspire you.
Themeforest – although a premium marketplace – is another excellent place to get inspiration. By browsing the latest items for sale and seeing how many sales they get, it’s easy to get a firm grasp on current trends and learn what is popular with real buyers. Therefore this can be a very useful site if you’re stuck for ideas when trying to come up with a new design, especially if you’re trying to create a template for resale (don’t copy existing items though!).
siteInspire is another great resource, with a regularly updated showcase of some of the web’s finest website designs. Everything is neatly categorised, so it’s very easy to search for a particular design, platform, or design style – depending on what kind of inspiration you’re after.
The Best Designs
The Best Designs is another one of our favourite inspiration sites – the team does an amazing job of choosing the best designs and showcasing them to the world. Again, everything is extremely organised, meaning you can quickly and easily filter the designs (even by colour) until you find what you want.
The Web Design Board on Pinterest page is a brilliant way to find design inspiration from all over the place – it’s regularly updated and includes a wide range of styles which are almost certain to give you some fresh ideas to get your design started.
Twitter is a very useful tool if you want to combine your inspiration feeds into a single place. By following multiple accounts, you can hand-pick the sites you want to stay up to date with. This means that you only have to visit your Twitter home page to see every inspirational screenshot possible, instead of going to each respective site. Here are some of our favourite Twitter accounts which offer web design inspiration:
We hope these sites helped you come up with some new ideas for your latest project. If you have any other sites or Twitter accounts you’d like to recommend, let us know in the comments!