15 Sites That Will Inspire You To Become A Better Web Designer

I remember back in the good ol’ days when I first started gaining interest in web design, there weren’t as many websites that offered tips and resources as they do nowadays. I believe there were only 2 sites I frequently visited to help me improve my web design skills, it was Web Monkey and HTML goodies. These 2 sites are still pretty relevant to date, however, there are now thousands of web design sites that offer helpful resources, tools, tips and tutorials.

So whether you are a veteran web designer or an upcoming designer, here’s some sites that will inspire you to step up your design skills. (In no particular order)

Reader Suggested Websites For Further Inspiration

www.designmeltdown.com
www.graphic-exchange.com
www.sitepoint.com
www.csszengarden.com
www.techbranch.com
www.decographics.com
www.veerle.duoh.com

If you know of any other websites that you think is worthy of honorable mentions, feel free to post it on your comment and I will add them here.

You also might want to check out the books below, these will further develop your knowledge and perspective of web designing.

77 Responses to “15 Sites That Will Inspire You To Become A Better Web Designer”

  1. Kirsty Lavier

    I am an aspiring web designer ever since and I always wanted to be a web designer. But I think I still need to learn a lot of things before becoming a good one.

  2. Kieth Golub

    Great web site, where did you obtain the design template?

  3. executive jet

    Hello from the UK – I really like this site, I found it through Stumble. The 15 sites are a useful resource. Keep up the good work!

  4. optimization engine search

    Awesome post, I use some of those sites already, will definitely check out the others.

  5. optimization engine search

    Great list, I’m a huge fan of all of those sites. And I must say, I love your design here!

  6. shipping car

    Nice list on website design resources. This is great reading material for a beginner like myself.

  7. dizi izle

    i like this page.

  8. Brad Maver

    Thanks for sharing. Alot of very inspiring links here. Ill be checking them out.

  9. Nisha Shah

    Great resource of information. Gud Job.

  10. mieketsai

    sorry, that should be “hope they’ll be useful”

  11. mieketsai

    hope they’ll useful!

  12. Taherk

    Great layouts,and a very inspirational list.
    I usually end up going to http://itdiscover.com/ for design ideas,as they have list of new design tuts and tools.

  13. Oculus

    It’s a good site and very refreshing. It could inspire yourself, too.

  14. markt

    Cool collection! Very inspiring indeed! Thank yoU!

  15. Itsashirt t shirts

    Indeed very inspiring sites, thnx!

  16. Web Magazine

    Really these sites design are quite inspiring. Thanks for sharing

  17. cucky

    sick and tired of the tabs on every single website and blog. Horrendous, ugly and way over used. Get them OUT!

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  19. Ronald

    Wow nice man, those sites will be my inspiration for the upcoming sites i built.

  20. bryan Adams, Liverpool

    These are really good websites. really useful! Keep up the good work.

  21. RBR Video Production

    Nice list on website design resources. This is great reading material for a beginner like myself.

  22. rapidshare search

    Great list, I’m a huge fan of all of those sites. And I must say, I love your design here!

    p.s whats up with the code?

  23. rapidshare search

    sweet list!, some of this sites where none functional but still good list!

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  26. Jon B

    Thanks…it’s been added.

  27. Casino Lemonade

    Nice list.
    Don’t forget Veerle’s blog:
    http://veerle.duoh.com/
    I would like to add a lot more…
    Don’t look at our website, the real design is coming up in 1 month and I’m ashamed of the actual version…but the new one is going to rock !

  28. Ovi Dogar

    Interesting post… 😉

    Keep up the great work!

    Ovi Dogar
    AbsoluteCovers.com

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    Graphic Design Advertising…

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  30. Houston Web Design

    Awesome, They are all great designs, its interesting how they are all different yet they all have the same look and feel to them..

  31. Ann Jordan

    Wow! What a fantastic looking page. I need to learn this. 😀 Thanks for the info.

  32. Wayne

    I know a couple of the sites, will check the rest out, thanks for the list. (Found you by stumbling)

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  33. T.hink.in

    Stumbled too! this is good stuff…thanks for the share.

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  34. Website Design

    I love using W3 schools and visiting the Outlaw Design sites, always tons of information and inspirational. Thanks for the list of new ones!

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  36. Jon B

    Thanks..I just added them!

  37. seotechbranch

    Hey Mang,
    Those are pretty cool sites. Here are a couple Web Design sites that inspired me.
    http://techbranch.com
    http://decographics.com

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  39. Shawn Adrian

    Ha! I stumbled here too… great list man. Back in the day I used to frequent:

    k10k.com
    halfproject.com

  40. EasyAdsenseVn

    So nice post! Thanks for sharing!

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  41. Webmasters Blog

    Nice list. You should also add pixelbrick to the list. They have some real nice designs and a lot of web designers use their creations for inspiration

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  42. Dorothea

    Dorothea…

    Plant the seeds of expectation in your mind; cultivate thoughts that anticipate achievement. Believe in yourself as being capable of overcoming all obstacles and weaknesses…

  43. Webagentur

    This layouts are realy beautiful.

  44. lizzie 84

    Hi there,just wanted to say what a terrific page this is,it’s really eye-catching,fun,bright and clever!

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  46. Ingo

    Yep, SU rocks 😉 Nice list, found a few sites I didn’t know yet. Thanks for putting this together.

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  47. Slim Fit Tee

    this blog is very well built!!, These are great resources, thanks.
    P.s. I love how the comment css boxes are set up inside this blog, very creative.

  48. MOin

    great resource links i can say this post is an ultimate blend of all the web designing website that are mot famous.

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  49. sir jorge

    Not inspired by any of them.

  50. Matt

    yes a good list I didn’t know youthedesigner.com

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  52. Shannon

    Great list! I love Smashing Magazine, NDesign and Dezigner Folio. I also was familiar with zengarden and a list apart, but the others are new to me! Thanks.

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  53. Abdo

    Your subject inspire me to go there :)

  54. Jon B

    Added….thanks!

  55. sqeet

    How can you forget about csszengarden.com?

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  57. Jon B

    I actually created that in Photoshop…I’m thinking about writing a tutorial about it so stay tuned to this blog.

  58. Jonathan

    I land on here stumbling.
    Let me suggest one more websites you could add as a reference for webdesigners : http://www.supashirt.com! :)

  59. Max | Design Shard

    Good list of useful sites. yea theres alot of good resources these days

  60. Ath.

    Great links. Thanks for sharing.

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  61. Raghavendra.Padasalgi

    Nice collection. Please advise me where I can get small note sticker the one you have created with yellow color paper on right corner of the header of your webpage with small clip.
    thanks

  62. spencer

    one website to make you give up everything

    http://www.microsoft.com

  63. Jennifer

    The only site I disagree with on this list is the W3Schools site. While they have a lot of tutorials, they don’t keep them up-to-date or respond to corrections. Having errors on a site like that is not surprising, but not fixing them when they’re pointed out is not good service, IMHO.

    The other 14 sites you listed are absolutely great, however.

  64. Boomer

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  65. adelaide web desihn

    cool, thanks

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  66. Angie Bowen

    Great list, I’m a huge fan of all of those sites. And I must say, I love your design here!

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  69. Margaret

    You should include Sitepoint books and website in your list. I’ve benefited greatly from them as well as many that you have listed here.

    Margaret

  70. Blue

    I stumbled here as well.
    Great list!
    I would add 2 sites to this list. Designmeltdown.com and graphic-exchange.com They are personal favorites of mine.

  71. Riz

    Excellent Links. Thanks for sharing

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  72. D4>UK

    Hello from the UK – I really like this site, I found it through Stumble. The 15 sites are a useful resource. Keep up the good work!

  73. Alex

    Great post. Thanks for including CrazyLeaf Design Blog in such a great list.

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