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, elder of CypressMeadows.org, husband, father of 3, blogger. You can follow him on Twitter at @PaulSteinbrueck and add him to your circles at Google+ as +Paul Steinbrueck.

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

  1. Matthew Weber May 6, 2014 at 11:47 pm

    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 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. Good article for web designer for inspiration thanks sharing this article with us.