Deciding upon your Web design is not always a simle process. In fact, it can be downright frustrating. First you look at your competition and decide what you like, what seems to be working, what fits your brand and what doesn’t. (At least I hope you’re doing that!). And, no, you don’t want to copy but you sure do want to know what works and what doesn’t in the world of your products and services. So how do you find the inspiration for a specific design project? Look outside the sitses you visit most and even further beyond your comfort zone!
Website Magazine in its May 2010 issue compiled a list of impressive sites to help inspire you as you consider your own site design. Their advice? Combining your analysis of their Top 50 list with your own competitive design benchmarks and intuition “. . . will give you the best chance possible of finding the design that meets your own desires, while balancing the needs of your website visitors.”
So have fun with the list and do some serious exploring:
CSSbeauty.com, CSSdrive.com, theFWA.com, theBestDesigns.com, CSSvault.com. unmatchedstyle.com, designmeltdown.com, designshack.co.uk, webcreme.com, cssheaven.com, cssremix.com, bestwebgallery.com, cssmania.com, patterntap.com, csselite.com, cssclip.com, designbombs.com, siteinspire.net, edustyle.net, styleboost.com, genuinestyle.net, css-website.com, cssbased.com, mostinspired.com, stylegala.com, css-design-yorkshire.com, my3w.org, cssimport.com, w3csites.com, screenalicious.com, cssimpress.com, dark-i.com, screenfluent.com, designbygrid.com, cssburst.com, cssheroes.com, inspirationking.com, cssflavor.com, csstux.com, csscollection.com, nicestylesheet.com, dezinspiration.com, cssartillery.com, stylecrunch.com, makebetterwebsites.com, cssliquid.com, cssline.com, onepixelarmy.com, cssdump.com, styletheweb.com.