Finding inspiration for web design can be tough: Some mornings, you might wake up full of ideas, but other days, you may need a nudge. If your inspiration is running low, this article looks at several places you can find the nudge you’re looking for.
Online design galleries are a good place to look for templates and ideas alike. Here is a rundown of several of them:
- Crayon.co’s Inspire gallery features tens of millions of designs with a focus on marketing. You can filter the design ideas by several categories, including the type of page and type of industry they are designed for. It is also possible filter by popularity and color scheme.
- BetaList is a platform for people involved in startups to post their ideas. While BetaList does not focus on design front and center, the site can be a good source of links to cutting-edge websites, often featuring inspiring web design.
- Site Inspire accurately describes itself as “a showcase of the finest web and interactive design.” This site’s filtering options allow you to view design ideas by categories such as business type, subject type, and platform. Like BetaList, it also features links to external websites that exhibit effective design.
- The Best Designs is another website focused on showcasing designers and their work. It highlights certain web designs each day and also features a page on WordPress themes. Another page on the site allows you to browse the work of certain designers in depth.
Because artists’ portfolios contain what they consider their best work, portfolios can be another great source of inspiration. Dribble and Behance are two examples of websites on which you can view curated portfolios of artists’ work. Designer websites are another option.
Awards websites are an additional avenue for seeing the best of the best of web design. Different websites publish their awards at different intervals, and they typically have filter options to hone in on what you want. Notable sites include The Webby Awards, Awwwards, and CSS Design Awards.