Where To Look For Website Design Inspiration
If you hire a web design company to create a brand new, fresh look for your company website, you’ll need to communicate with them about your design preferences, likes, and dislikes.
Not surprisingly, one of the most common client questions we’re asked at the beginning of new web design projects is “Where can we go to look through example web designs for inspiration?”
We’ve put together a short list of helpful resources that showcase great website designs. Visit the sites, make note of your favorites and least favorites, and share your findings with your web design team to kick start your website design’s exploration process.
Entheos - www.entheosweb.com
Entheos is a site full of tools, resources and templates, and it's got lots of website ideas. Aside from regular websites, they have designs specifically for Facebook fan pages, OpenCart sites and creative 404 error messages. If you're not conversant with all the techie stuff, just click on the image you like and browse.
CSS Elite - www.csselite.com
CSS Elite has all kinds of designs and they're nicely organized into categories for easy browsing. On the right-hand side of the front page, you'll see a list. It includes Clean, Blog, Unique, Corporate, Colleges & Universities, Splash Pages, and more.
CSS Line - cssline.com
This site's a bit of a jumble and there's no search feature, but images are small enough that you can see 20 per page without scrolling. As you scroll down the page, it loads more and this makes it easy to browse. Many of the site designs featured here are a bit more on the complex, but there are still plenty of great ideas for simpler sites just sitting here for the taking as well.
CSS Mania - www.cssmania.com
CSS Mania is nice because it has an absolutely head-spinning array of categories. They have design ideas for NGOs, institutions, businesses, magazines and different industries.
Site Inspire - siteinspire.com
Site Inspire makes it easy to both browse through and search for website designs. Scroll down and on the right-hand side you'll see a menu that lets you choose styles, themes (including different types of businesses) and themes. The site offers a wide variety of categories to choose from.