Published On: November 19, 2013
Author: Eric Oliver

Our Top Ten Inspiration Websites and a Few Bonuses

Every designer or developer at one point in their career or even in their day needs inspiration to help them get started on or finish a project.  We have come across our share of times where we looked to other blogs and designers to get inspiration for our next big project.  This is a good way to stay ahead of or on top of the curb.  It also helps keep our sanity when times are hard or we have just hit a slump.

Across the years, we have started to look to others for our inspiration and now, we would like to share our findings with our readers.  We have looked over the internet and I am pretty sure that we were a few clicks away from the end…so, we probably found the best there is out there.  Without further ado…our list of the top inspiration websites that fellow designers and developers can use to find inspiration in their time of need.

Well, there you have it.  Our top ten resources when we need inspiration.  But wait, there’s more.  Here is some honorable mentions that are worth mentioning.  Some are not really inspiring but are useful in that they fill a need and help inspire at times.

Honorable Mentions

  • Reddit/r/web_design
    Not really a inspiration website, but a community of designers and developers who find interesting and inspiring content across the web.  If you are a web designer / developer and you do not know about Reddit, you should check them out.
  • Web Designer Depot
    A  blog that has constantly updated content and caters to web designers.  A awesome find when you are wanting to see what is trending and upcoming.
  • Web Design Ledger
    Another blog that is not particularly inspiring, but it has it’s moments.  A great tool for designers or developers looking to try out new tricks or learn new techniques.
  • Smashing Magazine
    Lastly, Smashing Magazine is a good tool to read articles from some of the best and brightest in our field.  New content every day and definitely inspiring at times.

Well, that is our list of our most used website design and development inspiration websites.  If we missed something you think should be included, let us know.  We are always looking for more of the top inspiration websites on the internet.


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About the Author

Eric Oliver

Director of Website Development

With over a decade of experience designing and developing websites, Eric has worked in every position of the agency ladder. He is fluent in multiple backend and front end programming languages and has written multiple international best selling plugins for WordPress. He has been part of or is still part of many startups. He is the Director of Website Development for Future Design Group and one of it's founding partners.