Posted 31 May 2022
Written by Jyni Ong

10 platforms for the ultimate web-design inspiration

Looking to design a website but not sure where to start? We’ve collated ten platforms celebrating the diversity of web design to help your own ideas along. From the experimental to the pared back, have a gander below to get inspired.

Designing a website is no small feat. The technical aspect is one thing, but on top of that, there are a myriad of facets, aesthetics to decide on. To make the process that little bit easier, we’ve pooled a bundle of websites paying tribute to the best web design out there. Whether you’re looking to build your own custom website, design a client’s e-commerce site or publishing platform, these 10 resources are bound to help you decide what you want your website to be.


Good for: Experimental websites in the cultural domain

Since 2012, has been a go-to destination for web-based inspiration. The platform specialises in highlighting websites that are experimenting with design, interactivity and content in new and interesting ways.


2. Siteinspire

Good for: A broad and eclectic range of websites that you can browse with a search function

Siteinpsire boasts a whopping 7,559 websites to browse through. On the site, the user can search by style, type or subject to determine what they are looking for. It also includes a directory featuring all the contributors.


3. Double Click

Good for: Websites in the creative sector

Double Click is an ongoing series published on It’s Nice That. It offers a monthly round-up of the site’s favourite websites and digital designs. Each article has a new theme, from food and drink websites to pages with a vintage aesthetic. The series also interviews the web designers for further insight into the creative process.


4. Best Website Gallery

Good for: Handpicked beautiful websites and web design advice

Best Website Gallery started in 2008 as a side hobby for designer and developer David. Nearly 15 years later and the hobby continues, a compilation of David’s favourite websites. He sees the project like a kind of visual bookmark collection and hopes it brings inspiration to its viewers.


5. Bēhance’s Web Design Inspiration

Good for: Websites on tech and visual identities that you can browse with a bespoke range of filters

Seeing as Bēhance is a mammoth library of visual content, it made sense for the social media company to collate its best websites. The page is unique for its highly detailed search functions. The user can browse by colour, location, school, source file, tools and subscriptions.


6. Awwwards

Good for: Global websites and insight into entering web design awards

Awwwards recognises global web designers, developers and agencies creating some of the most innovative sites out there. It’s a meeting point for digital design professionals to connect, find inspiration, impart knowledge and share constructive feedback. Its motto is “always questioning, always evolving”.


7. Land-book

Good for: Creating personal boards to organise your favourite sites

Another extensive library of websites, Land-book is more comprehensive in its display of websites not within the creative or cultural industries. Search through its archives and you’ll find websites for marketing, PR, sport, travel, local businesses, nature, medical and more.


8. Commerce Cream

Good for: E-commerce websites

Commerce Cream prides itself on curating the best of Shopify. Highlighting the most visually arresting experiences on Shopify, it hopes to inspire designers, developers and merchants equally.


9. Dribbble

Good for: Finding work through a jobs board and discovering new designers

Dribbble classifies itself as a “world leading community for creatives to share, grow and get hired.” It showcases work, offers advice as well as education in the form of live workshops and short courses. It also allows users to list job openings and freelance opportunities.


10. Brutalist Websites

Good for: Websites with a brutalist aesthetic or attitude

If you’re a fan of the ruggedness of Brutalism, this is the place for you. Brutalism grew out of the 1950s modernist movement. It can be classified by geometric, monolithic and blocky appearances and in one way or another, these websites submit to this aesthetic too.



If you have any other inspiring sites that you think should be added, feel free to get in touch and let us know at [email protected]!

Written by Jyni Ong