In this article we are going to talk about some of the major web design inspiration sites we frequently use to keep our creative tanks filled up so we can carry on producing fresh, creative and interesting work that our clients love.
We love Awwards and have been using it for a long time. Countless incredibly creative and dynamic sites are submitted every single day which keeps us coming back for more. We especially like their community rating system (sites are rated based on design, usability, creativity and content). This ensures that the very best sites are surfaced to the top and as a result the calibre of sites you see on Awwwards are usually a cut above most other web design inspiration sites.
SiteInspire is super cool. On a number of occasions, we’ve come across designs on this site that have sparked inspiration and have gotten us through the occasional creative drought. What we particularly love about SiteInspire is the incredibly in depth category filter system. You can filter sites by “styles”, “types”, “subject” or “platform”, or you can filter with a combination of these. For example, you can set the criteria to; sites with the style “colourful”, with the type “bar and restaurant”.
Admiretheweb has a more minimalistic and stripped back look. But sometimes that really works for our needs. You can spend ages just clicking “next page” and scrolling through the seemingly endless pages of amazingly creative and unique web sites. You never know what you might find that could trigger an idea.
Dribbble is amazing. Designers (web designers, UX/UI designers, animators, print designers) submit their finished work or works in progress and often in a matter of mere hours receive streams of really constructive criticism and/or praise from the huge and very active Dribbble community. We have come across some incredible work on Dribbble that has really helped inspire us on the projects we are working on.
We love Zurbs’s Pattern Trap, it includes page upon page of amazing design elements (pricing tables, menus, sliders ect) as well as full sites. Pattern Trap has been really helpful when we’ve been looking for inspiration for a specific part of a site not the overall look and feel of a site and in these cases Pattern Traps super in depth filters have really allowed us to find precisely what are looking for.