Web design is a creative process, and very often, the best triggers for good work come from a good source of inspiration.
Every day, our team of experts hand-picks the best new web designs from all over the world. That’s why we’ve decided to share our best resources with you.
The ever-evolving world of web design is becoming increasingly hot. This is not news. But it makes us super excited because we love getting inspired by new stuff that pushes us to be better designers. While there are a lot of sources for inspiration out there, these are some great places to start and some of our faves.
A web design project’s scope can quickly narrow down the number of resources available, making it tough to find the right inspiration for your task. But having a few reliable starting places can help you meet clients’ needs while encouraging you to explore new design solutions and push your creativity.
No order is the best, so here we go:
15 Popular Web Design Sources for Inspiration
Muzli is a labor of love, a product designed, coded and maintained because people enjoy it. Because they love it. Muzli is the content that drives a lot of designers. And we hope it will inspire you.
SiteInspire is a showcase of the finest web and interactive design. They look for cleanliness and simplicity without excessve gimmicks or decoration.
3. CSS Tricks
CSS-Tricks launched July 4th, 2007. It used to be, believe it or not, primarily about CSS! Over the years, CSS-Tricks has come to become a site about all things web design and development.
Way back in October 2007, Speckyboy was as a small inspirational site for web designers. Somewhere over the following years, things changed dramatically and evolved into the web design magazine that you see today.
Based in the small, but beautiful, Scottish city of Inverness and supported by a remote team of writers and editors, they publish insightful tutorials and tips, time-saving techniques and resources, and share inspirational UI designs. They cover web and mobile app design, UX design, graphic design, and even the occasional Lego post. They love to showcase the best and most innovative web design styles, keep you up to date with the latest in current web and mobile design trends.
Bootstrapbay helps web designers, creative agencies, and entrepreneurs to be inspired. We offer themes, kits, design hacks and inspiring articles to help you create an amazing work.
Creative Tim offers Bootstrap based design elements that speed up your development work. From plugins to complex kits, they have everything you need.
They love the web and care deeply about how users interact with a digital product. They power businesses and individuals to create better looking web projects around the world.
They take great interest in how our customers use their resources and offer strong support and unlimited updates. They are constantly thinking about how to make our products intuitive, beautiful and extremely easy to understand, so feel free to tell them your thoughts!
7. Hover States
Hover States is an industry-leading blog showcasing the best in alternative digital design. It’s a place to discover, collect and come back to the sites you love, and share the sites you’ve made.
8. CSS Nectar
CSS Nectar is a CSS website design showcase for web designers and developers. Every day they select the best design on the web and add it to their gallery.
The awards that recognize the talent and effort of the best web designers, developers and agencies in the world. A meeting point, where digital design professionals from across the globe find inspiration, impart knowledge and experience, connect, and share constructive, respectful critiques. “Always questioning”, “always evolving”.
10. A List Apart
For People Who Make Websites
A List Apart explores the design, development, and meaning of web content, with a special focus on web standards and best practices. They began as a mailing list in 1997 and launched this website in 1998. You can visit the ghosts of ALA past by reading they history. See their Masthead to meet the current crew.
Abduzeedo is a collective of individual writers sharing articles about architecture, design, photography and UX. It was founded by Fabio Sasso in 2006 as a personal blog, later growing to become a digital publication with several writers from all over the world, working independently.
Also known as ABDZ, the short version of the weird name of the blog which means abducted in portuguese, the site has seen the evolution of the design community during a decade. From different styles to mediums, ABDZ has evolved with the industry and became one of the most sought after design blogs on the web.
12. Product Pages
Curated Directory of the best product pages
Product Hunt surfaces the best new products, every day. It’s a place for product-loving enthusiasts to share and geek out about the latest mobile apps, websites, hardware projects, and tech creations.
The Great Discontent (TGD) is a print publication and online magazine featuring inspiring conversations with today’s artists, makers, and risk-takers. Focusing on beginnings, creativity, and risk, TGD provides a memorable look into the lives of its subjects via long-form interviews, short features, film-based projects, and events.
In its ruggedness and lack of concern to look comfortable or easy, Brutalism can be seen as a reaction by a younger generation to the lightness, optimism, and frivolity of today’s webdesign.