25 Website Designs To Draw Inspiration From

One of the pet peeves of being a web designer is that you sometimes end up not feeling very creative and in need of inspiration. Of course there are thousands of CSS galleries out there, but we thought we could just go ahead and make our own list of great website designs. Hoping this will help you get your creative juices flowing!

Creattica Daily

Creattica Daily

Design Disease

Design Disease

Komodo Media

Komodo Media

Down The Fox Hole

Down The Fox Hole

The Loria Family

The Loria Family

Lewro

Lewro

Blogsessive

Blogsessive

Chris Spooner

Chris Spooner

Design Work Plan

Design Work Plan

Adii

Adii

GoMedia Zine

Go Media Zine

Stylized Web

Stylized Web

Jeff Croft

Jeff Croft

MonoFactor

MonoFactor

True Blue Titan

True Blue Titan

Armen Thomassian

Armen Thomassian

Kreestal

Kreestal

Tim Ferriss

Tim Ferriss

MatBlogg

MatBlogg

Positive Space Blog

Positive Space Blog

Matt Bango

Matt Bango

Viget Inspire

Viget Inspire

Jeff Saramiento

Jeff Saramiento

Pearsonified

Pearsonified

Playground Blues

Playground Blues

Your Turn To Talk

So, which ones are your faves? And why? See ya in the comment section!

Comments

  1. says

    Hey Jon…….thanks for the list man. I see you are back to rocking and rolling both online and offline. By the way, that design disease is awesome….thanks for the list man something to look at while on the computer (besides working) ;-)

  2. says

    Very Nice designs. My favorites are the ones that make the text portion the most readable without sacrificing a smooth design.

  3. says

    Thank you guys for great compil. =)
    Blogsessive is awesome…

    And for blog I prefer Redoable design by Dean J Robinson..

  4. says

    Absolutely amazing! Wow. So many talented designers and so many businesses with boring websites. These sites and beautiful yet easy to read. Thank you.

  5. Evan Borden says

    Honestly, most of these looks the same and are quite boring. They don’t even utilize much creativity. Anyone can piece together a structured look utilizing a color scheme as many of these have. Only a select few of about 3 to 4 actually seem to have any creativity in them, and that is mostly because of the artwork behind them. The rest are pretty much copies of each other and things that have been done countless times before. There is not much inspiration here, only a rehash of concepts which have already been explored time and time again in the web community.

  6. says

    Jon, this is the second time you honor me with mentioning Blogsessive as a good design. This time, it Spyre Mag’s first “creative” article. Thank you! Coming from such a talented professional as you it means a lot!

    Tex, thank you! I’m glad that my time invested in designing Blogsessive managed to attract such a good response and that users come to a blog they enjoy not only content wise.

  7. says

    Thanks a lot for all the great comments! It’s really appreciated! :)

    @Evan, @critic: thanks for sharing your thoughts, though I don’t agree with you, it’s cool that you voice your opinions. I’d love to see designs that you guys did! :)

  8. says

    I really love the Loria Family blog site. It’s attractive, clean and with one look, gives an impression of depth (tons of content). Plus, Flash banners are always a plus in my book.

  9. Sas says

    Think I like Lewro’s blog, but the display isn’t right and let’s my browser crash. Repeatedly. Am I the only one?

  10. says

    I love to see truly great designers shine in this world-wide viewport called the interwebs. It is inspiring and just.

  11. Keith says

    With very few exceptions those sites all have the same basic layout. They are aesthetically very pleasing, but in terms of being 25 different designs I’d argue there’s about 12 designs there with another 13 great “themes” on them. Each one is very nice though.

  12. says

    Sas – I am sorry to hear that. Which browser are you using? I have not customized this version for IE6 but the other browsers should be fine. Let me know if you find time I will try to fix it.
    Thanks!
    Lewro

  13. Scott says

    Every last one of these websites look exactly alike. Same font and core design. Would of been nice to include some that actually were different from each other.

  14. Robert says

    Some of the sites are pretty, but none seem to be for a commercial purpose. A design of a website which is intended to make money needs to be planned and built around the advertising – in particular put the adverts in hot zones near the top and left, not way over in a bar on the right hand side.

    In other words, these are art, not design – design is art for a purpose.

  15. says

    I don’t want to be a downer, but this trend in web design is beginning to wear a little thin. Though these are head and shoulders above other sites stuck in the early nineties, I believe we need to move on stylistically.

    These designs were kind of cool at one point, but now seem to provide visual filler where there is a lack of content. Too often certain decorative images and elements bear no relation to the actual subject matter of the site and exist just to be prettify the page.

    There seems to be a bucking of the traditional tenet of visual design and that is to clearly communicate, not obfuscate.

    Sorry, but that’s just an honest opinion.

  16. says

    Another vote for for Go Media – i’m a frequent visitor to that website and its full of useful and interesting tricks and downloads. Everyone should check it out.

  17. says

    Great post – Some good designs here.

    Generating inspiration from a number of sources will always help enhance your ideas. Template sites in particular showcase hundreds of websites, all of which will help contribute to your final design.

    Any designer knows what a struggle it can be to create the perfect website. Trying to grab your audience’s attention can be quite a challenge but if you do sufficient research and source who your competition is, then you should be able to create a unique website that appeals to all.

  18. says

    This is a great list of inspirational websites. I appreciate the creativity and hard work it takes to put something truly unique together.

  19. says

    Great list, I especially liked “Personified”. It’s simple but stands out well.
    All of them are very unique and inspiring.

  20. says

    I’m not sure about other Web Designers, but for myself, finding inspiration for a web design is always vital. I have spent far to many ours in photoshop staring at the screen waiting for that moment of inspiration to hit. Fantastic list of resources.

  21. says

    Some nice clean examples of design here. I do fear that some websites are getting a generic wordpress look, although very nice, they are starting to lose their individuality but most of these are pretty unique.

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