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20 Sites to Get Your Daily Dose of Web Design Inspiration

Laura Busche March 31, 2021 · 4 min read
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Designing a website from scratch? While we always want to express original ideas and a unique visual style in our projects, the blank canvas can be intimidating. Even if you have a specific look and feel in mind, analyzing great references can enrich the kinds of components and interactions you use to bring that vision to life.
If nothing else, looking at other designers’ solutions for certain web design challenges can help you resolve specific issues that you our your client also face. All that said, here are the 20 sources I continuously look at to spur new ideas and explore patterns that are trending in the world of web design:

1. Awwwards

Awwwards selects a winning website every day. You can filter both nominees and winners on a number of categories, tags, technologies, and visual styles.
Discover the best website designs of the world. Awwwards recognizes the talent and effort of the best designers, web developers and digital agencies.

2. SiteInspire

This gallery features 7,139 modern sites that you can browse by style, type, or subject.
A CSS gallery and showcase of the best web design inspiration, featuring over 2,500 websites searchable by type, subject, and style.

3. Designspiration

Designspiration is not just a source for web design inspiration. Designers interested in branding, print, interiors, posters and many other formats will also find a great dose of visual ideas here.
Explore MindSpárkle Magazine's collection "Websites We Love" on Designspiration

4. Behance Curated Galleries

As a global platform for creatives, Behance hosts thousands of stunning portfolio pieces. To showcase the most outstanding work, the team has created Curated Galleries for certain design disciplines like interaction, illustration, and motion.
Find curated interaction design work from cutting edge UI/UX design to detailed iconography.

5. @Welovewebdesign

If you spend a lot of time on Instagram, consider following this inspiring account for a constant feed of UI, UX, and web design ideas.
508.1k Followers, 25 Following, 1,166 Posts - See Instagram photos and videos from Web Design Inspiration (UI/UX) (@welovewebdesign)

6. AIGA Member Gallery

AIGA, the professional association for design, showcases its members’ most outstanding design projects in this online gallery.
The AIGA Member Gallery showcases work by members of AIGA, the professional association for design. Behance Network members who are also current members of AIGA can join this network to seamlessly showcase their portfolio in the <a href="http://portfolios.aiga.org">AIGA Member Gallery.</a>

7. Dribbble

Use Dribbble’s Web Design category and “Popular” sort to discover compelling shots from web designers all around the world.
Dribbble is where designers gain inspiration, feedback, community, and jobs and is your best resource to discover and connect with designers worldwide.

8. CSS Design Awards

CSS Design Awards are granted by an international panel of expert judges. Every website is scored according to three criteria: UI design, UX design, and Innovation.
CSS Design Awards. Be inspired, Be inspiring. Submit your website to the world's best CSS awards for a chance to win Site of the Day, UI awards UX awards and more from a panel of 200+ international web designers and developers.

9. @Dailyvote.webdesign

Another gallery for those who prefer to get inspired via Instagram. What’s interesting about Daily Vote Web Design is that they ask followers to like (1 point) or comment (10 points) each design on Instagram and keep track of top all-time scores in their website.
18.2k Followers, 22 Following, 447 Posts - See Instagram photos and videos from daily.vote/webdesign (@dailyvote.webdesign)

10. Collect UI

Collect UI offers inspiration in various kinds of interaction components, patterns, and pages. If you’re only looking for great landing page examples, there’s a category devoted entirely to them. The site is powered by 89 collectors that curate outstanding Dribbble shots using Collect UI’s Chrome extension.
Daily inspiration collected from daily ui archive and beyond. Based on Dribbble shots, hand picked, updating daily.

11. Abduzeedo

Abduzeedo has been around for 13 years now. Founded by Fabio Sasso in 2006, the site continues to celebrate great design in different styles and mediums.

12. The Design Blog

The Design Blog is maintained by Ena Baćanović, a graphic designer based in Zagreb, Croatia. It stands out from other sources due to its global character and focus on emerging designers/studios.
Branding for Grapes by Two Times ElliottGrapes is an interior design practice founded in 1996. Playing off its year of establishment, we have created an adaptive brand mark that commemorates its...

13. One Page Love

If you’re looking for brilliant single-page designs to learn from, start here. One Page Love is all about highlighting modern one page websites.
One Page Love is a One Page website design gallery showcasing the best Single Page websites, templates and resources.

14. CSS Nectar

CSS Nectar is another award site that selects daily winners based on a defined set of criteria. However, instead of having a panel of judges, this gallery is powered by your vote.
CSS Nectar is a css website design showcase for web designers and developers. Every day we select the best of the web design and add it to our gallery. Submit or suggest a website.

15. Admire The Web

This gallery has a preference for minimal, modern designs with ample white space.
Daily web design inspiration from around the web specialising in minimal, clean and responsive websites. We showcase the very best to keep you inspired.

16. Httpster

Just like Admire the Web, Httpster leans toward a more polished, less-is-more aesthetic. You can easily filter websites by type (e.g. “music“) and scroll down to explore dates that go back as far as January of 2012.

17. Reeoo

One of Reeoo’s standout features is the ability to filter web design examples by color. This can come in handy if you’re building a website to fit a specific brand’s palette.
Reeoo is provides web design inspiration and website gallery for web designers, and they can show best website design case on the Reeoo. Reeoo为设计师提供网页设计灵感和网站设计案例库,设计师可以在Reeoo上展示最佳网站设计案例。

18. Search by Muzli

Muzli Search is a relatively new search engine for design inspiration, and you can use the query “web design” to discover hundreds of impressive site screenshots.
Beautiful design inspirations for #.web design

19. The FWA

The Favourite Website Awards (FWA) were founded in early 2000 and have become a renowned online awards program for outstanding websites.

20. Landingfolio

Sometimes you want to analyze great examples of calls to action and copy specifically for landing pages. Landingfolio offers just that.
Landingfolio features the best landing page designs on the web. Get inspiration from more than 461+ landing page design examples, updated weekly.
 

21. Land-book

I know I said 20, but here’s inspiration source number 21. It was too great to leave out.
Design gallery with the best and most carefully collected websites. We help creatives find inspiration & motivation to do rad stuff.

What Inspires You?

Have you run into any other sites worth including here? Let me know in the comments section below.

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Brand strategist. Creating design tools to empower creative entrepreneurs. Author of the Lean Branding book. MA in Design Management from the Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD).

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6 Comments
  • Really good work! 3 years ago
  • Get some good information. Thanks 3 years ago
  • Nice collections and good info, thank you for your good work. 3 years ago
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  • The nice collection here on this blog I would like to add one more site where you can find web design inspiration as well as submit your website if you have a creative design website. website URL is www.topcssgallery.com 3 years ago