5 Places to Find Web Design Inspiration

web design inspirationEver have those days where you need to come up with a creative design for a website – either your own site or a client’s – but the ideas just aren’t coming?

Here are 5 places to go for web design inspiration:

The most obvious place to start is with other websites. For that you can try…

1) awwwards – features some of the best, award-wining websites

2) webdesign-inspiration.com – the name pretty much says it all

Beyond that, you can take a step back from web design and be inspired by photography and graphic design …

3) dribbble – show and tell for Web designers, graphic designers, illustrators, icon artists, typographers, logo designers, and other creative types

4) behance – online portfolios by creative professionals across industries

Beyond that, you can step back even further and…

5) Get out – get out of your office and look at the “real world” with a fresh set of eyes. Take a camera with you and go to a place with a similar vibe to the organization you’re trying to come up with a design for… hike in a state park, walk the city streets, do some people watching at the mall. Let the world be your inspiration.

Where do you find ideas and inspiration for a new web design?  Post a comment and let us know

Paul Steinbrueck is co-founder and CEO of OurChurch.Com, husband, father of 3, blogger. You can follow him on Twitter at @PaulSteinbrueck and add him to your circles at Google+ as +Paul Steinbrueck.

12 Responses to “5 Places to Find Web Design Inspiration”

  1. Great post. Definitely need inspiration from time to time.

  2. Very helpful for the person who want to become a web designer. I think these 5 places give ideas and inspiration for our designing . Awesome

  3. Absolutely this post is very useful for the web designer and this 5 steps can works as inspiration for the web designer.

  4. I think these five work place inspiration for our graphic designer.

  5. Jain Technosoft Reply Jul 9, 2014 at 2:40 am

    Every web designer requires the right tools to do their job. To create well crafted original designs you certainly need to be inspired to do so. Good article!

  6. After looking at a number of the blog articles on your website,
    I seriously appreciate your technique.
    many thanks

  7. Thanks for sharing 5 places to go for web design inspiration.

  8. I personally liked dribbble. Dribbble have some unique idea.

  9. I mostly prefer your 5th advice which is 'Get Out'. It really is advisable to go look for your self the basis of what you are actually looking for outside of your house and your monitor.

  10. I personally like dribbble site for the web inspiration but you have just missed the "www.onepagelove.com" to mention in your list.

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