5 Places To Find Web Design Inspiration

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5 Places To Find Web Design Inspiration

So you’re a business owner looking to get started with your website. Or perhaps a web designer starting your next project. Either way, it’s important to have a wide range of inspiration for your next big design. A good website needs to be visually appealing and functional.

So we’ve decided to compile a list of our top five favourite places for finding web design inspiration and we’re going to explore them in this post.

We’ve found it to be an integral part of our website creation process, and we’re confident that you’ll find it helpful as well.

So let’s get started!

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Awwwards & Design Ranking Websites

One of our go-tos for some eye pleasing designs. Design ranking websites like Awwwards are a quick way to check out the amazing work of some of the leading web design agencies out there.

Founded in 2007, Awwwards is a site that celebrates the best of web design and development around the world. It’s a platform that contains awards for excellence in web design, showcases the best websites from all over the world, and also provides free resources for designers. You can find inspiration on Awwwards by browsing through its daily & past winners or by visiting their blog.

Think of it as a fashion show for web design. You get to see the latest trends and sometimes experimental designs that slowly make their way into mainstream use. Designs are constantly changing, so if you want to stay relevant in this field—it’s important that you keep up!

FWA is another great example of an awards website that pushes the boundary in the industry. Their showcase also includes mobile apps, VR projects and even physical installations. So if you’re looking for inspiration in other mediums, you’re covered.

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Webflow & Web Builder Templates

We’ve talked about how web builders like Webflow are destined to change the web design landscape in 2023 and the future.

If you’re using a web builder like Squarespace, Shopify or Webflow, you’ll find a wide range of templates categorized and designed based on various business niches. These templates are a major selling point for web building platforms, so a lot of resources and attention gets dedicated toward making them.

If you’re already using one of these tools to create your website, it’s just a matter of picking the one you like best. But even if you’re not, it still makes for great web design inspiration. And as a bonus, you can sometimes find a template that’s tailored toward the specific industry you’re designing for.

Also, we find templates to be a great starting point for clients who aren’t sure how their website should look, or are simply overwhelmed with the sheer amount of options available to them.

Creative Networks

Dribble

Dribbble has an enormous collection of web designs useful for inspiration. A community of the best designers and agencies across the world showcase their portfolio on the platform, looking to get hired or connect with other creative talent in the industry.

A dedicated inspiration category makes it super easy to browse through the plethora of design work. Whether you’re designing a landing page, building a UX strategy or making assets for a food blog, you’re certain to come across a good amount of creative inspiration.

You’ll also find case studies littered all over the site. A great opportunity to see the thought process of the designer and learn more about the various techniques and strategies used for each project.

 

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Behance

Speaking of creative portfolios, this article wouldn’t be complete if we didn’t mention Behance. It’s where designers can showcase their work, get feedback and ideas from others, and find web design inspiration for their next projects. You can search through thousands of portfolios and find great designs to use as inspiration yourself!

Keep in mind that some of the work there can be more experimental. So we still like to stop by when we’re feeling a bit more adventurous.

Pinterest

You might be surprised by this one, but we’ve found some hidden gems on the platform. It’s a bustling community of users who post tons of content, including designs, home decor and crafts. You can use the search bar and filters to narrow down your search to web design or something that fits your needs.

Web Design Agencies In Your Area

An underrated source of web design inspiration that we don’t hear much about.

Active web design agencies in your town or city will frequently update their social media pages with past and upcoming projects that they’re working on. If you’re a web design agency yourself, it’s a great way to check out other styles and also take a peek at the competition.

Most agencies will also have a page on their website dedicated to their design work and sometimes case studies.

Social Media Platforms

Or pretty much any platform that allows hashtags. This makes it easy to browse and discover a wide range of design ideas. #webdesign, #ui, #graphicdesign are just some hashtag examples you can follow on Instagram, twitter and other platforms.

Similarly, it gives an opportunity for others to find your work and even share useful feedback with you.

Social media platforms also allow you to easily save images and ideas that you find. They typically go by multiple names such as bookmarks, likes or collections depending on the platform you use.

Conclusion

So there we go. Five places that are sure to give you endless amounts of web design inspiration.

Not only can these places give you ideas for your own designs, but they can also help you stay up-to-date on the latest web design trends in the industry, which is essential for success in this field.

By studying the work of other designers, you can learn what works and develop a style that reflects your own aesthetic. Whether you’re an experienced designer, or a business owner that’s looking to get started with a website, staying inspired and informed is crucial for creating successful and engaging websites.