Is it time to update your website? Are you struggling to find any inspiration as a starting point to give to your web designer? Well look no further. I’m here to provide with some of the sites that I use to get inspiration when I begin to design a new website.
Now keep in mind, you should only use these sites as inspiration not to copy the designs completely.
I know when trying to find something that you like that can represent your site is tough. I go through it all the time when designing my personal projects. Here is a list of the websites I visit to get my inspiration.
Awwwards is a website that provides awards to some of the most creative website in the world. Designers and developers submit their work to voted upon by their peers on its quality and creativity. Of course not every site is a winner but it is interesting to see what people are coming up with.
The standards of the websites submitted are high as these tend to be higher end more interactive websites. So when using this site as base for inspiration remember that these sites cost a pretty penny.
This website has the entire premise of this post in its name. They curate a collection of websites categorized based on what the purpose of the site is. I must admit that not every site listed on here is innovative in its design. But the majority of the sites are sound in design and rather straight forward.
I would recommend using this site to get a good prospective of website with a more modest budget. With that said I find great inspiration for the major of the sites I do from here.
3) CSS NECTAR
This website has a similar concept to Awwwards with awarding sites based on user votes. Although the site on Css Nectar are not quite to the same level as Awwards. They do provide interesting layouts and functionality to consider for you own site.
I think this one kind of goes without saying. Whenever I need inspiration for a certain type of website I do a Google search. I like to measure the competition for the website genre and try to out do the competitors.
These are how I go about getting inspiration to plan, design, and developed websites. If there are some other sites that you use for inspiration please leave them in the comments below. As you can see I keep my list tight so not to get overwhelmed.