You become what you consume. The same is true for your website. Your website will most likely reflect the visual quality and style that you consume. That’s why we’ve compiled some places where you can fill your creative canteen with great design!
Behance is the most extensive global network of creative portfolios. You can view complete design case studies across any industry and filter for any result you’re looking for whether it’s logo design, web design, photography, etc.
The best part about Behance is the curated galleries for every creative field including graphic design, photography, Illustration, Interaction Design (aka web design), Motion, Fashion, etc.
Dribbble is a global online show and tell for designers and illustrators. Unlike Behance, designs are not presented as a case study/project but rather one image at a time in a feed. It’s very easy to search and filter for inspiration. You can also search by hex codes (web color codes that look like this #123456).
Awwwards is a repository of award-winning websites judged on design, usability, creativity, and content. They feature a “Site of the Day” section where you can get a quick view of really amazing websites. If you’re looking for web design, this is a site dedicated solely to that.
Pinterest is an amazing tool for inspiration. It’s a very open forum unlike the other sites mentioned, which means it’s not just focused on design inspiration. There is no governing body at Pinterest curating content for the entire platform. It’s a search engine of user-curated collections, or “boards.” Because of this, we’ve narrowed down some of your search and will just show you web design on Pinterest.
Designspiration is a Pinterest style way of discovering great art, design, architecture, photography and web inspiration. You can easily search and filter results, add work to curated collections that you create, and instantly see related images based on any image you like.
BrandNew is a child site of the larger parent site UnderConsideration, which focuses on different areas of creativity. BrandNew focuses on case studies of rebranding projects (which include websites). They present content in an old branding vs. new branding format and then analyze the changes. It’s fascinating to hear criticism from experts on the subject. It will help you begin to understand what to look for and which questions to ask when thinking creatively.
These 6 sites will be more than enough to get you heading in the right direction. If you consume high-quality content long enough, chances are, you will start training your design eye and have a better-looking website over time. Now get inspired!