Ultimate list of curated design inspiration websites
Welcome to my "list of websites that list websites". I know, it's a bit meta. But it's a great way to find inspiration for your next project.
The list is in no particular order, but I try to classify them by category. I add a short description for each website. Let's dive in.
One of my favorite website to find inspiration, with a demonstration of the art of simplicity and the power of restraint in design.
- https://minimal.gallery/ "Curating beautiful & functional websites since 2013"
Showcasing websites that have implemented the popular dark theme, a treat for the eyes.
- https://www.darkmodedesign.com/ "Dark Mode Design is a showcase of beautifully designed and inspiring dark mode websites."
SaaS and Landing Page
Software as a Service (SaaS) and landing pages have a unique challenge to captivate users immediately. Here are examples that do just that, showcasing impressive design and thoughtful user experience.
https://saaslandingpage.com/ "SaaS landing page examples"
https://www.lapa.ninja/ "Landing page design inspiration"
https://www.landingfolio.com/ "The Best Landing Page Design Inspiration, Templates and More."
https://land-book.com/ "We collect awesome websites to help creatives find inspiration & motivation to do rad stuff."
The e-commerce world is highly competitive. The sites featured here stand out with their attention to detail, engaging user interface, and seamless shopping experience.
https://ecomm.design/ "eCommerce Website Design Gallery & Tech Inspiration"
https://cartalog.site/ "Cartalog is a curation of the best ecommerce experiences on the web."
In a world of varying screen sizes, responsive design is key. This curation show how to maintain aesthetic appeal and functionality, no matter the device.
- https://the-responsive.com/ "Gallery showcasing the finest responsive design"
Here are examples of websites that prioritize environmental consciousness and sustainability, not just in their operations but in their very design. Page weight and carbon per page are listed for each site.
- https://lowwwcarbon.com/ "Examples of low-carbon web design and development."
Web Design Awards
Here are websites that give awards. It's a great way to find inspiration, but also to see what's trendy in web design.
https://www.cssdesignawards.com/ "A web design & development award platform for digital folk, UI/UX peeps and inspiring leaders of the web."
https://www.awwwards.com/ "The awards that recognize the talent and effort of the best web designers, developers and agencies in the world."
Portfolio websites are a great way to showcase your work and skills. Here are some examples that do just that.
https://killerportfolio.com/ "A showcase of beautifully designed, super-effective portfolio websites – with detailed observations and actionable insights to help make yours better."
https://pfolios.net "Bringing you the most inspirational portfolios around the world."
Here are websites that don't fit in any category, but are still great to find inspiration.
https://godly.website/ "Astronomically good web design inspiration from all over the internet"
https://www.hoverstat.es/ "The home of alternative design, code and content on the world wide web."
https://httpster.net/ "Httpster is a showcase of damn fine website design, lovingly curated and categorised so we can perv on it at our whim"
https://www.curated.design/ "Unleash your creativity with out-of-this-world web design inspiration from across the web"
https://www.doingcoolstuff.xyz/ "A directory of brand, motion and digital product design studios doing cool stuff."
https://onepagelove.com/ "One Page Love is the leading showcase of beautiful One Page websites, templates and resources."
https://www.landing.love/ "A Showcase Of The Best Animation Websites"
https://brutalistwebsites.com/ "In its ruggedness and lack of concern to look comfortable or easy, Brutalism can be seen as a reaction by a younger generation to the lightness, optimism, and frivolity of today's web design." One of my favorite website years ago. A curation of brutalist websites, with a lot of creativity and originality. Unfortunately not maintain anymore.
https://www.webdesignmuseum.org/ "Web Design Museum exhibits thousands of websites that chronicle forgotten trends in web design from its beginnings in the 1990s to the mid-00s." Navigate the past of web design is a great way to find inspiration.
Here is my curation of curated design inspiration websites! Whether you're a designer in need of inspiration, a developer with an eye for aesthetics, or a business owner looking to build your online presence, these resources have something for everyone. I will try to keep this list updated, if you have any recommendations, feel free to contact me!
I'm Julien, a senior front-end developer. I'm passionate about crafting digital projects. Let's connect on Twitter @ibelick
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